Making Do, Italian Style

by HEAB on August 6, 2010

Yesterday, I wanted pizza for lunch. I had just gotten back from a walk on the trails with the dogs, and I could not get the idea of pizza out of my head. Hmm, what to do, what to do? No pizza crust or tomato sauce on hand and 25 miles from the nearest grocery store. Time to HEABify.

I checked out the contents of our fridge and found some cherry tomatoes. I then cut up half an onion and sauteed the 2 together over medium heat with some butter, salt, pepper, and garlic powder until the onions were cooked.


I then located a blender in a cabinet next to the snow cone machine??? (Yes, there is a snow cone machine in our house, but no cutting board. Weird, huh?). I pulsed the tomato/onion mix until well blended.


It’s no Vita-Mix, but it got the job done!

I then spread my sauce on a Joseph’s pita along with some spinach and goat cheese crumbles, and cooked the pizza in a 350° until it was nice and warm.


Pizza craving satisfied!

Then for dinner, I used the remainder of my pizza sauce to make some Chicken Parmesan….well sort of. 😉


While CD sauteed the veggies, I warmed up half a leftover chicken breast and topped it with the tomato sauce and some cheese. Mmmm.

A reader asked me yesterday if I CD and I always eat different meals and how I will handle meal preparation after the baby arrives. Well, Chris and I usually prepare our own breakfast and lunch. However, we often split the dinner duties, or we just eat the same meal. For instance, last night, Chris made the vegetables, and after dishing out my serving, he added beef to his. Boy loves his beef!


I haven’t really thought much about how we’ll handle meals after the HEABlet arrives. I know I won’t be cooking something different for every member of the family, and I just assumed when the time comes for solid foods, that our daughter will eat whatever we’re having for the most part. To the other mamas out there, what works best for you?

Yesterday’s Dairy Bar adventure…


Chris and I have been walking the pups every night after dinner and enjoying our ice-cream together. Last night, I got a malted chocolate soft serve cone, and CD got a cup of Moose Tracks. The pups were jealous.

This morning I woke up to temperatures in the 50’s, and it was a cool enough for a fleece! Loving Michigan. :)