Is there any irony in the fact that our dinner last night was homemade pizza and yet right afterwards we watched Biggest Loser – a show where people are trying to lose weight and change their lives? I’m glad Bob Harper was in my TV screen and not in my living room. (Although I did get a little visit from Jillian last night when I did level 2 of killer buns and thighs after work).
And because we try to eat veggies around this house we ate a salad before we dug into our pie. I have so much lettuce growing in the back yard right now that I can barely keep up. We’re having salads with every meal this week so we don’t waste anything.
Chris’ homemade pizza:
Pre-heat oven to 500F with pizza stone inside.
For the sauce: Simmer all of the below for about 20 minutes. This makes a tons so we usually save a couple servings in sandwich baggies in the freezer.
- 14 oz can crushed tomatoes
- 1/2 small can tomato paste
- 1/2 teaspoon Balsamic vinegar
- Minced garlic – to taste
- Italian seasoning – to taste
For the crust, you’ll need a store-bought whole wheat crust (we’ve made our own before and it just takes too much time), olive oil, corn meal and granulated garlic. Liberally sprinkle corn meal on a pizza board and knead/roll-out crust on top. Rub crust with olive oil, sprinkle with garlic, cover with sauce. Add cheese and toppings. We make ours with turkey pepperoni. Delish.
Bake for 12 min. Remove, let cool and cut into slices.
The Biggest Loser definitely got me choked up. It was the final episode before the finale and while I think this season was full of way too much drama at the beginning it got great in the end and once again proved to be such an inspirational show. I can’t wait for next week and am hoping Kim takes it all. She’s so awesome. Look at her: