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, covered, about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add in the oregano, basil and salt and pepper and simmer another 10 minutes.
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. The leftover pizza makes a great lunch. I’ll freeze the slices individually for a quick lunch during the week.
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