Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Pizza Snob

Today at work, someone offered to take us out to lunch. They chose a little Italian place called Verona's Flying Pizza.  On my last trip, I ordered the Eggplant Parmesan, which was a disappoinment. So this time, I opted for a pizza, since that is supposedly their specialty. Unfortunately, the only toppings available were cheese and mushrooms (aside from a pile of greasy-meat, which always sounds repulsive to me for a pizza topping). Sadly, even their pizza was less than impressive. The mushrooms came straight from a can, and there was hardly any sauce. The crust? Plain ole white flour.

I was thankful for the free meal, but I would probably not choose to eat at this restaurant again.  I am a pizza snob; I don't typically crave it, but if I do, I want it to be loaded down with delicious toppings.

I realize that I may come off as a bit pretentious by saying this, but after my latest creation in the kitchen, I don't know if I can ever look at pizza the same. So let's talk about a pizza that leaves me truly satisfied. Beware, this could cause you to have greater expectations out of the pizza you consume in the future.

Pesto Pizza

Whole wheat crust
3/4 c. Pesto sauce
1/2 c. Mushrooms
2 thinly-sliced Roma Tomatoes
1/4 c. Artichoke Hearts
2 sliced Green Onions
1/2 c. Mozerrella Cheese
2 tbsp Parmesan Cheese

Prepare whole wheat crust as desired. Generously spread pesto sauce onto crust. Place a layer of sliced tomatoes on top of sauce. Follow with layers of sliced mushrooms and artichoke hearts. Sprinkle with mozzerella cheese. Bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes, or until bubbly. Remove from oven and sprinkle with chopped green onions and parmesan cheese.

If I could eat this everyday for a week, I'd be happy.

How do you like your pizza? Homemade or from a restaurant?

I prefer homemade pizza with a thin crust, a moderate amount of sauce, and lots of veggie toppings!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Ali! Just checked out your site! Good start! I'm just beginning myself (started a couple months ago). Life in the blogosphere can be difficult but like you, I'm happy when I meet friendly bloggers!
    I like my pizza out and with a hearty crust. As health conscious as I am, I still prefer deep dish and HATE thin crust haha. I guess we all have our vices. But your toppings recipes sounds delicious! yum!