And I'm not talking about the nice, relaxing kind, either.
Without going into all the gory details, I'll just tell you that I don't have enough brain cells to compose anything too life-changing at the moment.
Instead, how about I give you a pizza recipe that just might change your life?
It's not my original recipe so I'll be sure to give credit where credit is due.
Last week, I finished an amazing, wonderful, thought-provoking book called 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess by Jen Hatmaker. Click here to read the description if you're interested. I'm sure I'll be referencing it in other posts to come.
Let me say that I took much, much more from the book than the following recipe - the only recipe in the book and such a small aside, the really deep thinking readers probably glossed right over it.
But the concepts in the book plus this pizza sauce recipe will certainly rock your world.
Courtesy of Jen Hatmaker
Saute 3 garlic cloves and 1 tsp. red pepper flakes in 1/4 c. of good olive oil for 3-4 minutes. Add one 28 ounce can of Muir Glen organic crushed tomatoes (must be this brand according to Jen and I certainly didn't argue with her). Stir then simmer for five minutes, add salt and pepper to taste, along with a bunch of chopped fresh basil. Heat through. Spread on pizza crust. Use any leftover sauce for dunking pizza crusts - or eating with a spoon, in my case!
Trust me, it is worth taking those few extra minutes to make this sauce. Nothing in a jar tastes this good.
Now, I love this recipe for Pizza Crust from Barefoot Contessa. It's my all-time favorite.
But I cannot tell a lie.
I did not make homemade pizza crust this weekend.
Instead, I purchased homemade pizza crusts from Cafe on the Run at my local HEB grocery store. So to my way of thinking, it was still homemade, just not made in my home by my hands.
Here's how I put the pizza together:
I spread that yummy sauce on that homemade pizza crust.
I placed some lightly sauteed red and green peppers and onions on top of that sauce.
Next, slices of fresh mozzarella cheese.
Then, a few pieces of pepperoni.
Last, I placed it directly on my oven rack at 400 degrees and baked until it looked done to me.
I sliced it up.
I took a bite.
And I died.
I didn't actually die.
But my tastebuds felt like they were in heaven. And yours will, too!
Come on people!
Make those tummies happy.
Make some pizza.