Now, on to our regularly scheduled blog post...
We were supposed to go to a birthday party tonight. And I was all set. The kids were dressed, my hair was done, and Mitch looked hot (even if his pants were slightly wrinkled--we're not big ironers over here). My brother was throwing a surprise party for his lovely wife, Jodie. Earlier in the day, I made some veggie pizza to bring along, so off we went. But before ya knew it, we were turned around and heading for home. Ry didn't look quite right (weird cough, glassy eyes, you know the routine) and we didn't want to drive an hour and a half for him to up-chuck as we pulled in their driveway. So no party for us:( Now we're home, ate the pizza, and are watching Kung Fu Panda 2. Well I guess I'm sorta watching it. It's a really funny movie, if you haven't seen it yet. But anyway, I wanted to share this recipe with you. It's really good. And really easy. And that's a winning combo if ya ask me.
So you know that Pampered Chef recipe for veggie pizza? The one with the crescent rolls, cream cheese, and veggies on top? Yeah, well this is my take on that baby shower favorite. Oh! Just thought of this--perfect timing for some sort of big game coming up this Sun...
I used these. You can pretty much use whatever you have: crescent rolls, pizza dough, whatever.
This was the only mayo we had on hand (I'm usually a Hellmann's girl all the way) but you pretty much just need the mayo in it to make the cream cheese more spreadable. (yeah, I just made that up, but it does make sense, doesn't it?)
And this was the cheese I used. Yum.
Okay, now for the official recipe.
1 package of biscuits or 2 packs of crescent rolls (you want about 16 total oz)
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened (I used Philly--the best in my opinion:))
2 tbsp of mayo
1 garlic clove, pressed
1 tsp dill weed
your choice of veggies (I used cucumber, cauliflower, green pepper, and tomato) (the more color, the better!)
1/2 cup shredded cheese
6 slices turkey bacon, crisply cooked, drained and crumbled
1. Preheat oven to 375. Spread biscuits on bar pan (or cookie sheet), using your hands and/or roller, combining into one large mass of biscuit-y goodness. Should look like this.
Then bake for 12-15 or until golden brown. Remove from oven and cool completely.
2. In bowl, combine cream cheese, mayo, garlic, and dill; mix well. Spread cream cheese mixture evenly over cooled crust.
3. At this point, I recommend cutting your pizza into squares. It's much easier cutting before adding all the toppings, otherwise you'll be finding veggies everywhere--from your floor to your undies--they have a way of getting all over the place. Trust me.
4. Thinly slice/dice your veggies into bite size pieces and sprinkle on top. Add cheese and bacon.
I cut the pieces on the smaller side, but you can do whatever suits you. It makes the perfect appetizer or even main course, depending on what size you cut them. So you need to whip something up for the big game? These won't disappoint, I promise.