Wednesday, May 30, 2007

California Pizza

Bill is a cyclist. On Wednesdays he goes on a training ride straight from work so Kay and I usually fix something for dinner that he doesn't like. Tonight nothing was sounding good though so I started digging through cookbooks. I decided on this recipe in an old cookbook of my mom's called "Lean, Luscious and Meatless". From what I can find, it is probably out of print.

Our 90+ degree weather is back so we decided to have a picnic in the backyard. Here are some very goofy pictures!

California Pizza

2 teaspoons olive oil
1 cup chopped broccoli
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
2 flour tortillas (I used fancy whole wheat roasted red pepper ones)
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1 medium tomato, sliced
sprinkling of Parmesan cheese

Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onions, peppers, and broccoli and cook 5 minutes or until tender.

Place the tortillas on a baking sheet. Spread the vegetables evenly over the top. Sprinkle with oregano and garlic powder.

Arrange tomato slices over the top. Sprinkle with cheese.

Bake 12 minutes in a 400 degree oven.

Kayleigh's version

She used a plain flour tortilla, a thin layer of pizza sauce, and a mixture of mozzarella, cheddar and Parmesan cheese with ground pepper. She then ate some of my broccoli on the side.

Kay: I really liked this recipe because it was quick and easy. I could make this as an afternoon snack.

Mom: The original recipe didn't call for broccoli and had green peppers instead of red. I like my version more! There wouldn't be much to it without the broccoli. After eating it I was thinking that a little pesto would have been good too.

This was a nice quick meal that I'm sure we'll have again.


Holler said...

I love the photos, it looks like you had a good time on your picnic! Can I have some of your good weather please! Although to be fair, it was nice today, but not hot, just pleasant. I think it is going to rain here all weekend. My garden loves it!

Those tortilla pizzas sound great and I usually have some hanging around to fill with veggie chilli, sour cream, salad leaves and grated cheddar. I liked your pizza Dana, but Kay's has a lot going for it, yum!

So did dad get anything to eat when he finally got home?

Kay & Mom said...

It is cold here again! Our weather can't make up it's mind.

He didn't get any pizza that night but Kay made him one for lunch today and he liked it!