I love Italian food.
It's my fav. Especially pizza, and I don't mean Papa John's or Domino's or Pizza Hut. No.
So I found this recipe a while back and decided after my adventures and sweet finds at the farmer's market that my peaches were destined to become part of a pizza. And that day was today. It was grand.
I improvised a bit and added some strawberries because I bought some a few days ago and I'd hate for them to get moldy (because that happens to me a lot. What a waste!).
So the final product was *ehem*:
Whole wheat pizza dough (premade, I cheated but...it was worth it. Thin crust too, my fav!) topped with a little olive oil.
Layered with mozzarella cheese and goat cheese.
Topped with peaches and strawberries and sprinkled *fresh* basil (from my plant!).
Drizzled with balsamic vinegar .
(Are you drooling yet because I am just typing this and I've already eaten some)
It was SO good.
Salty. Sweet. Savory. Crunchy. Soft.
It was the best party my mouth has ever experienced to date.
I will be making these, and variations of it, again. It was so easy and very, very, very good.
And I have compiled a list of "fall" recipes for my fall challenge, which is to prepare one entree and one dessert each weekend beginning (tentatively) the last week in September. My (tentative) plan:
-Butternut squash with rosemary and balsamic vinegar
-Butternut squash bisque
-Sweet potato soup
-Barley risotto with butternut squash and sage
-Pumpkin frozen yogurt
-Pumpkin whoopie pies
-Mini pumpkin pies
-Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies
-Pumpkin spice sugar cookies
I know. There's going to be a lot of orange in my kitchen this fall. I can't wait!!! CLEARLY I am dying for fall. It was 94 degrees today. Blah.
I discovered, thanks to Pandora, some "new" artists and songs. I'm digging Al Bowlly and Ray Noble (they are legit jazz from the 30s and 40s) and a few new (to me) Nat King Cole songs. Gosh I love the 1930s-50s. I just read a book, "Vintage Affair" by Isabel Wolff. It was a fun, easy read and the main character owns a vintage clothing store. So cool. Now I want to find vintage dresses from the 50s.
Oh and One Republic's new song "Feel Again" is excellent. Go listen to it. And I can't wait to see the movie "Pitch Perfect" next month. Go youtube Pitch Perfect riff off.