Thursday, February 2, 2012

A Thank You and a Recipe

First of all, I wanna say a huge THANK YOU for all your comments on my last post! You guys are awesome. See, I knew you had it in ya:) Your comments totally made my day. Each time I went back to my computer and saw a new comment, it was like angels were sweetly singing the Hallelujah chorus...in my head anyway. The reality--Ryder was punching Bryce for the 90th time and Bryce was screaming 'cause he had brownie pieces on his hands (he hates his hands being dirty). But just for that split second of viewing a new comment, there was peace in my world. So thank you for making my day so much brighter:) And just to show how much I appreciate all of you, I'm going to have a little giveaway tomorrow. So come back then and I'll give ya all the deets.

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.

5 comments:

  1. I LOVE PC's (pampered chef's, not politically correct's) veggie pizza. I love your sense of humor even more. And, I love that you're not a big iron-er either. I knew we were good friends on so many levels :) Just wish I had more decorating and photographing talent like you... I'll just enjoy both vicariously :)

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  2. Okay, this has me seriously craving a cream cheese & smoked salmon pizza (I know this is a veggie pizza but I never follow recipes exactly because I am a rebel). This looks super easy & delicious, which is clearly a win in my book.

    Grocery store, yup that's where I'm headed.

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  3. Oh man Kat, that looks and sounds delicious! I think it may be perfect for a Sunday night dinner. I hope your son is feeling better and you had a lovely weekend.

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  4. That veggie pizza looks so good. Too bad you didn't get to enjoy the party, but it sounded like yall had a good night as a fam. I am a big ironer. When I was in college I went home with a friend to her parent's house for Mardi Gras. I needed to iron some clothes and they didn't even own an iron. I was flabergasted that they 1. didn't iron their clothes and 2. didn't even have an iron! When we were on our honeymoon we didn't have an iron and it about killed me!

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