How can you be asking about lunch when you just finished breakfast?
OhhEemGee! grampy is on vacation.
This is a long story, but I'll try to make it short. You see, grampy travels for business so he is not home for meals during the week -- a blessing in many ways!
On weekends he's ready for a good meal but that's not much of a problem. Cook once, eat all week. I can handle that.
BUT the VACA thing -- breakfast, lunch, AND a big dinner -- is this a deluxe resort, or is a master chef on the payroll?
I'm guessing that watching T.V. all day must give you an appetite. I should look into that exercise and check out the calories burned after 4 hours plopped on the couch. Yeah, I'll do that some day when I have time (translate to maybe never).
Today we are in the midst of a huge storm so I decided to make pizza since we couldn't fire up the grill. I'm going to try to save myself some time and make 2 pizzas. There will be leftovers for lunch. Wanna' bet?
I made the pizza dough using this recipe, and set it aside to rise while I was finishing up laundry and the rest of the chores. Now it's 3:30, and I hear "I'm starvin'! When is the pizza gonna' be ready?"
I had to hurry and make the pizza sauce to get this meal going. Here's a simple pizza sauce recipe that's ready by the time you're finished rolling out the dough.
- 14 oz. can tomato sauce (low salt)
- 1 garlic clove or shallot chopped
- 1 TBLS. olive oil
- 1/2 tsp. oregano
- chopped fresh basil to taste
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a small saucepan heal the oil and then add the chopped garlic and shallots (use both or whatever you prefer). Cook on medium heat until translucent, about 3 minutes.
- Add in the tomato sauce and stir well, cook on low heat about 15 minutes.
- Add in the oregano, basil and salt and pepper and simmer another 10 minutes.
You can make this pizza sauce in the morning and set it aside until you are ready to make the pizzas later on in the day. That's a big time saver.
On one pizza I added to the shredded cheese some leftover chopped olives and sliced roasted peppers. The other pizza was the regular style with both shredded and fresh sliced mozzarella.
There is 3/4 of a pizza leftover. Wanna' bet grampy is not in the mood to eat pizza again, especially for lunch . . .!!! I'll freeze it and when his vacation is over I'll have it for lunch, or maybe even for supper a couple of nights. He won't know what he's missing.
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