I had to work late last night, so I missed my meet up with my friends Morgan and Veronica.  So sad.  But you know what cheered me up?  Knowing I was going to make this pizza for dinner last night. 😀

I used the last of the pizza dough from my friends Erica and Dan – it’s from Mariano’s – and the dough is really good, just 3 points an ounce.  I used 3 ounces last night (9) two tablespoons of shredded parmesan (2) and three tablespoons of the spinach and artichoke spread (3).   Yes, it’s a 14 point pizza, but when I make this next time, I’ll use my skinny pizza dough and shave off 6 points.

I really have to grocery shop this week – but I am proud to say I made it to Friday with only spending $2.96 cents on food.  $1.84 for the peppers and sausage for my carrot soup, and the two hard boiled eggs I had in my breakfast below.

I baked this in my Lodge cast iron skillet.  It’s a 6 inch skillet and since it was a bit thicker pizza than I normally do, I baked it at 450 for about 15 minutes.  I do spray my skillet with Pam and it came out really easy.

I was afraid that the pizza wasn’t going to be cheesy enough, but it was amazingly cheesy – I loved the hint of artichoke flavor.

This was a perfect pan sized pizza.

Jalapeno Popper Pizza

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Serves: 1 Cooking Time: 15

Ingredients

  • Pizza dough - I used 3 ounces of real pizza dough, but if i used my skinny pizza dough, I'd use 5 ounces.
  • 3 tablespoons Alouette spinach and artichoke spread
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup sliced fresh jalapeno (pickled jalapenos would be great too!

Instructions

1

Heat oven to 450.

2

Spread the dough in a cast iron skillet. Spread the Alouette cheese on the dough, add the sliced jalapenos, and top with the shredded Parmesan cheese.

3

Bake for 15 minutes. Let cool a few minutes before slicing.

I picked up hard boiled eggs at Walgreen’s on my way into the office.  I stole three slices of reduced fat salami from my roommates (thank you!) and had these crispbread in my work pantry, and I also had some Alouette cheese in my fridge – that crispbread with the cheese and sliced apple, topped with everything but the bagel seasoning was my favorite thing on that plate.  I bought those crackers at Trader Joe’s.  They are so good!  Three points and 130 calories.

Also, there was no Biz and Jenn show yesterday.  I had a mandatory lunch meeting.  The only good thing about that was that they provided food, but after I opened my salad box, all I could smell was red onions.  I quickly threw those away. 😀

After spending last weekend at my Mom’s house, I am excited to get bizzy in my kitchen this weekend.  I am hosting dinner, but Jacob’s grandpa is doing the lamb.  I am doing a ham on my Pit Barrel.  My Mom will be coming over too, and it’s supposed to be near 80 degrees on Sunday!

Happy Friday friends – make it a great day!  Love, Biz