Even though I had frozen pizza on Wednesday night, I decided I still wanted pizza for Party Pizza Friday. I never have to convince Hannah to want pizza – Jacob doesn’t really like pizza at all, so he ate chicken fingers like a 7 year old
I am sure I’ve mentioned it before, but Hannah isn’t very fond of red sauce on pizza. I remembered seeing a white pizza on Jessica’s blog (How Sweet It Is) and decided that’s what I was going to make. This pizza is so delicate tasting, even with the bacon on it. It had ricotta cheese, fontina, provolone AND mozzarella cheese. I did use less cheese than her recipe stated (only bought 1/4 pound of each cheese at the deli and didn’t even use it all) and I added 1/4 cup of white corn meal to the dough – it really helps get a nice crisp crust on the bottom. And, because I love it, drizzled the pizza with walnut pear balsamic glaze. I’ve talked about this glaze too – check out the balsamic glaze in the vinegar aisle of your grocery store – mine sells about 5 different kinds for only $2.49 a bottle – way less money than making your own!
Thanks for the inspiration Jessica! Then it was early to bed. Saturday is my VERY early day at the market. I have to get up at 3:45 – be out of the house by 4:10 to make it to work by 5:00 a.m. It’s amazing how fast the work day goes by. Seems we are just unpacking at the market and all of a sudden I’ll look at my phone and it’s time to pack up. I was with Saran Wrap Belt Kid – and he’s a smoker, so he took three 15 minute “bathroom breaks” which I am sure he was just smoking. Gah. There are a couple of kids that the owner hired that have absolutely no work ethic at all.
So it is not ironic at all that after a day singing the praises of vegan burgers that are gluten free, dairy free and organic, that I want to come home and grill up some steak! I follow this guy on Instagram (Scott at Grillin Fools) because he posts the most amazing BBQ pics. He reposts other peoples pictures, and has featured a few of my BBQ pics before. He showed a video of a black meat rub that piqued my interest right away. Jess Pryles is an Australian living in Austin, Texas now, and she basically has the best job ever – talking about beef, going to BBQ competitions, doing t.v. shows about beef. Anywho, I knew right away I wanted to order her steak rub.
When I received my package, it has a cute gummie burger in the bag – too cute! You only need to season the beef right before you grill it. The premise is that you’ll get that nice bark on your steak like you do in a cast iron skillet, but on the grill and because of how gorgeous the crust is, you won’t be tempted to overcook the beef to get the crust you want. I hope that makes sense!
Jacob’s dad came over for dinner. He and his dad had ribeye’s, and I had a petite sirloin, which wasn’t really petite at all.
I tagged Jess in my Instagram post, and within minutes she reposted it and is now following me – how cool is that? Guys, this is the best steak I’ve ever made. The flavors were amazing – it actually has activated charcoal in the rub to get that dark color. If you have a BBQ person in your life, get them this rub.
Then it was early to bed again on Saturday night – although I wake up at 4:45 on Sunday’s. The weather forecast looked like we might get hit with storms, and sure enough as we were packing the van, it started to downpour. But we were driving 45 minutes south to the market, and it still looked clear there. As luck would have it, the rain stayed away, and even though it was hot as balls, I’ll take heat over rain any day of the week.
That’s my buddy Alberto – he cooks up the wraps and salads – we killed it and made nearly $2,000 in five hours! And before I knew it, it was time to head back home. Except I haven’t done a meal plan for this week, and probably won’t. I work on Wednesday, and then go to my Mom’s on Thursday – my sister, my Mom and our friend Laura are going to see James Taylor in concert Thursday night, then my Mom and I have a very early flight to Virginia on Friday morning for our family reunion this weekend. Cannot wait to see everyone.
So that led to ordering a pizza for dinner last night – I am sure the WW scale is not going to be friendly to me this week, but it’s all good. Although I don’t think I’ve gone over my points this week. Going into dinner last night I had 17 points, and I still hadn’t used any weekly points or activity points.
So today I plan to hit up the gym today, get a nice walk outside before it gets too hot – it’s sunny and 75 right now – perfect! And laundry and other stuff around the house – Monday and Tuesday are my new weekend!
How was your weekend? Do anything fun? Make it a great day!