“Make Your Own” Night
One dinner I’ve found that is SO easy to tailor to individual tastes is pizzas. That’s exactly what was on the menu tonight!
I chopped up a bunch of veggies- mushrooms, red peppers, red onions, eggplant, and asparagus.
Then sauteed them with some garlic, Italian seasoning, and black pepper. When the veggies were done I scooted them to one side and cooked up some chopped meatballs for the husband.
My pizza had the whole veggie mix, plus sundried tomatoes on a layer of Laughing Cow Swiss Cheese & Bertolli marinara (since it was already open!), then topped with goat cheese & basil.
I’m convinced you could put goat cheese on anything and it would taste magnificent.
I toasted the flatbreads in the oven as it preheated, then threw the pizzas in a 425 degree oven for about 5-10 minutes. So good and crispy, but not too crunchy.
For dessert I decided to experiment with making rice pudding. I’m not sure why, I don’t even know that I can definitively say I’ve even had rice pudding before.
Coconut Rice Pudding
1/2 c short grain brown rice
2 c water
1 1/2 c milk
1/2 c coconut milk
1/8 c egg substitute
1/2 T cinnamon
1/2 t nutmeg
1 T unsweetened coconut flakes
orange zest (optional)
1 t vanilla
1/8 t salt
squirt agave nectar
Soak rice in water ~1 hr. Bring water to boil, then cook over medium heat 10-15 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cook over medium low, about 20 minutes, or until most liquid has absorbed. Remove from heat with some liquid remaining, as it will thicken upon standing.
This was really good! It wasn’t sweet at all, so if you’re looking for a more traditional “dessert” I’d stir in some extra sweetener at the end.
I served mine with extra cinnamon and coconut. Then went back for seconds thirds.
What’s your favorite dessert? Mine’s a toss up between tiramisu and key lime pie 🙂