I have some real life for you.
Sometimes, I just have too many vegetables and they’re about to go bad.
Also, sometimes I just don’t have a lot of time or energy to cook.
Also, sometimes I got a little ambitious and bought a weird vegetable from the farmer’s market and I just really don’t know what to do with myself and my giant eggplant.
(Other than eggplant parmesan…don’t worry…that’s happening. It’s the week of the eggplant)
Luckily, there is a solution.
I call it: pizza.
Pizza is the great garbage disposal of meals.
Anything goes on a pizza.
Seriously..anything. Maybe I’ll have a bunch of pizza posts on here. We’ll see.
Anyway..pizza cleans out the fridge nicely. It’s ok if some of the veggies involved are a little questionable. They’ll be on a pizza! They’ll still be delicious.
Today we’re going Mediterranean style.
Because I’ve got these freakin eggplants and I have never actually cut into one and I have no idea what to do with it.
But I’m getting ahead of myself.
You start with this Pillsbury pizza dough that is AWESOME.
((They’re not paying me to say that or anything..it just is. High five Pillsbury))
Best pizza dough out there. It’s ACTUALLY crispy!
(If you like thicker, doughy crusts..well..sorry).
One day, there is no doubt in my mind that I will make my own pizza dough.
For now, though…it’s late and I am hungry.
It pre-bakes for about five minutes so we can use the preheat/bake time to chop!
Lucky for me, a certain handsome boy I know was right there with me.
We spread some pesto on the crust before a layer of regular tomato sauce. That was a really nice touch. Highly recommend.
We sauteed some eggplant, some onions and some mushrooms and threw those on the crust along with some spinach, fresh basil (YUM), feta (because it’s amazing. and because it can’t be Mediterranean without it) and Parmesan cheese.
Then right before we stuck it in the oven (to cook according to package directions) Daniel pulled some master chef action.
Brush that crust with olive oil and sprinkle it with garlic powder.
You will be very, very happy you did.
It came out of the oven all crunchy-garlic-crusty and cheesy-gooey feta-basil phenomenal.
((Did you get all that?))
So I learned a thing today.
Eggplant is yummy.
No recipe, just an idea.
P.S. This was lunch the next day. Yes, you do see ants-on-a-log involved.