Well I’m on day ten of an awful cold that just will not go away no matter what I do. It all started the Friday before Easter weekend with a scratchy through, which turned into a sore throat, which turned into a serious head cold with stuffy nose, sneezing, coughing, and ears that need to pop but refuse to. After five days one finally popped and I seriously celebrated but then I quickly went back to feeling like my head was in a cloud. I finally got desperate and asked the pharmacist at my neighborhood CVS for something to take because I could barely hear and my nose was raw from blowing it 6398239874 times. I’m still waiting for relief.
Okay, enough of my sob story. How was your Easter/Passover/Weekend(s) in general?! I went to Pittsburgh last weekend for Easter. The weather was pretty nice and we enjoyed a delicious brunch at the Grand Concourse, followed by a dessert of Easter candy as far as the eye could see :)
Then this weekend I decided to get my container garden started. This is my first time gardening and I’m hoping this book will help me.
I turned my kitchen into a garden center and got to potting. I got plants from Lowe’s that were already started but I also am going to try to start some from seeds. Maybe I’ll post an update in a week or so, if my plants are still alive. They are currently on my back patio soaking in a sun and avoiding the trash that people throw over our fence :(
A few weeks ago I had dinner at a friend’s house and she made the most delicious pizza and I was able to snag the pizza sauce recipe from her. It is actually from allrecipes.com and was super easy to make. Click here for the recipe for Exquisite Pizza Sauce. I left out the anchovy paste, as did my friend. I also had leftover sauce, which I froze and used again a week later and it tasted fine after thawing!
I got pre-made whole wheat dough from Fresh Direct but you could use any kind you like. I also like the Pillsbury Pizza Crust! We topped the pizza with chopped tomato, chopped red onions, fresh broccoli, roasted red peppers and shredded mozzarella cheese.
It turned out great!
I paired it with this Caprese salad on the side. Isn’t it so pretty?
I topped this baby with balsamic reduction, which you know I love! I was too excited to eat it so I do not have a picture.
Go ahead and make this pizza tonight!!!