At the end of the week I stare at my almost empty refrigerator trying to come up with a quick meal that doesn’t require a full load of dish washing. A lazy meal! What could it be?
If you’re a SAHM like me one of the challenges would be to make sure that you offer a balance meal, hopefully not having to repeat last week’s menu, and utilizing every item bought for the week. I’m a sucker for leftover, every piece of meat and vegetable left I keep and freeze till I find a dish and recreate something new to enjoy. Last bits of tomatoes, onions, cold cuts, cheese, and olives gave birth to a Thin Crust Homemade Pizza.
- 1 cup Warm water
- 1 tbsp Sugar
- 1 ½ tsp Dry Active Yeast
- 2 tsp Olive Oil
- 1 tsp Salt
- ¼ cup Vinegar
- 3-4 cups All Purpose Flour
Mix warm water and sugar. Sprinkle yeast and let proof for 10 minutes. In a separate bowl mix oil, salt, vinegar, and 2 cups of flour until well incorporated. Add additional flour and knead until pliable and barely sticky.
Place in a bowl grease with olive oil cover and let rise for 1-2 hours until double in bulk. I usually place this inside the oven. Once double in size punch down and divide into two portions.
Roll each piece of dough to cover a large ungreased baking sheet or pizza pan. Cover with pizza sauce and toppings, in my case a week of leftover.
Bake at 500F for 12-15 minutes until brown.
- 2 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 medium Onion, chopped
- 4 cloves Garlic, minced
- 5 large Tomatoes, chopped
- 1 tbsp Oregano, dried
- 1 tbsp Thyme, dried
Saute onion till soft. Add garlic, tomatoes, oregano and thyme when tomato juice starts to come out lower the heat. Puree the sauce using a hand blender. Let sauce thicken for about a minute then turn off heat.
Any other dish you can share made from a week of leftover?