Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Husband + Cooking = Happy Wife

Neil took the reigns on dinner Sunday night and I couldn't have been happier.  A) I wasn't in the mood to cook (it happens occasionally you know) and B) he was making my favorite (pizza!).  God bless him...he took stock of what we had on hand, went to Publix for their bakery-made dough and made a plan.  (If you haven't tried Publix's pizza dough, you better put it on your list.)

Here's what he put together:  Crumbled hot sausage, artichoke hearts, black olives, onions, colby and swiss cheeses.  The result?  Fantastic!  I had no idea of this combination of cheeses until he told me.  I could tell there was a little "Je ne sais quoi" in this pizza, but couldn't put my finger on it.  That was it; a new and different combo of cheese.  I would recommend that you either try his combo or mix it up on your own, with whatever you have available.  Also, we use a pizza stone, which really helps with crisping your crust.  If you don't have one, you may want to give it a shot.
This is Neil's creation: delicious!

The ingredients Neil chose worked well together.  Of course, I think artichokes are like manna from Heaven.  As the pie was cooking, the house smelled divine.  We were so looking forward to dinner. 

In the midst of all this, our little one was complaining of her ear hurting.  This was strange because she never complains and she hasn't been sick at all.  But after about a half a slice of pizza and over 2 hours of our sweet baby crying and tossing and turning and Tylenol not helping, we packed it up and went to the hospital.  Fortunately, it was just a sudden onset ear infection and easily treatable.  And, on the bright side of the pizza; we got to have it (in its entirety) for dinner last night!  

I salute my husband for a successful concoction and many thanks for doing the cooking!  Now, ready to try your hand at lobster thermidor?  (Hint, hint)


  1. My husband is not aware that we own an oven.

    He will be when I remodel and put in the Lacanche of my dreams and he sees the bill.

    Then he'll tell me the pizza tasted just the same in the old GE....

  2. Thanks for the pizza dough tip. A and I like to make pizzas together, so we'll probably give it a whirl. Although, we don't own a fancy-pants pizza stone. We aren't *that* into it....

    She also only like black olives on her half, but I'll try the new cheese combo.

  3. Ally Cat like olives? I knew there was something extra special about that girl! My sister and I used to order pizzas with double black olives. Thankfully, Vivi loves them too!



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