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Pitch Perfect

by Meghann on October 6, 2012

What do you do with leftover sweet potato soup?

Make pizza with it – duh! ;)

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Good pizza, too!

The idea came to me last night when I was putting the leftover soup away and spotted the pizza dough I had purchased on Sunday thanks to a BOGO deal. The leftover soup was thick and resembled a marinara sauce – why not try it on the dough?   

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I found some brussels sprouts (every pizza needs a veggies), feta (pizza also needs cheese), and walnuts (just for fun) and got to work.

First, I quartered the brussels sprouts and roasted them at 400 for 10 minutes.

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Then I spread the dough on a pizza pan.

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Covered the dough with the soup

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And finished with the brussels sprouts, feta, and walnuts.

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The pizza baked at 400 for 20 minutes.

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Such a fun, fall pizza with a twist. If you have leftovers in the fridge, don’t be afraid to get creative with them! You never know when a soup will turn into a pizza. ;)

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I had two pieces for lunch today. The sweet potato gave the pizza a nice sweet base which balanced out the saltiness of the feta perfectly. I was also digging the nice crunch the walnuts added.

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Amazing!

I finished my work for the afternoon, then dug into a bowl of yogurt, cheerios, and fresh peach as an afternoon snack.

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The snack was meant to hold me over through my not-so-successful dress shopping adventures. I have a wedding next weekend and not a thing in my closet to wear to it. Help! I left the mall empty handed, but a friend did lend me a couple of dresses that might work. I think shopping a friend’s closet is almost more fun than shopping at the mall. Am I right?

I dined solo tonight for dinner at Seasons 52.

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Stephanie and I had plans to see Pitch Perfect (I’ll get to that in a second) and I had an hour to kill before the movie. My options were to eat a burger in the food court or dine by myself at one of the nearby restaurants. I chose to dine by myself. :)

I requested a table outside and found it really quiet and peaceful to just sit there. Sometimes it’s nice to just be alone. Plus, I can’t even remember the last time I ate at Seasons 52! What a treat!

I ordered the vegetarian platter and was pleasantly surprised with the amount of tasty options.

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The taco was hands down my favorite, but you also can’t go wrong with a huge slice of roasted butternut squash. Yum.

For dessert, Stephanie and I split a dark chocolate bar (currently BOGO at Whole Foods) in the theater.

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Now on to PItch Perfect.

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Here’s my opinion: Go. See. This. Movie. Now.

Basically, it was everything a movie should be. It had a great plot, an adorable leading male and female, HILARIOUS dialogue (bonus points for not wasting all the zingers in the previews), and I left the theater immediately wanting to download the soundtrack. If I was at home, I would have pressed repeat – it was that good!

I would almost go as far to say it was my favorite movie of 2012. It’s not a movie that makes you think – it’s a movie that makes you laugh (without going ridiculously over the top).Major congrats to Anna Kendrick and Skylar Astin for nailing it.

Did you see Pitch Perfect? What did you think?

Alright, it’s way past my bedtime. Good night!

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