I don’t think that I can reiterate enough the fact that sometimes I am straight up LAZY. And this is not a complaint. Sometimes it’s nice to chill a bit and be lazy. And after a long day I believe that a little laziness is totally cool.
Yeah, sometimes I want to spend my whole evening in the kitchen playing around with the food processor and simmering sauce pans, but other times I just want to get out of there and park myself on the couch. Sometimes the only option is quick, fast, and most importantly: easy.
One of my faaavorite foods is pizza. Yup, I’m a classy broad. But seriously, bread, cheese, veggies? What else do I love in life? However, the thing that KILLS me about homemade pizza is the fact that I have to have pizza dough to complete the task. And, yeah, smart people keep extra pizza dough in the freezer for those lazy moments. But I am not smart about pizza dough. Plus, sometimes all I want is a quick little pizza slice, rather than all the “let the dough rise, pre cook the crust, add the toppings, really cook it” shenanigans. I just want a nice easy little slice of pizza alongside a cold beer, and that’s it.
But I have to be upfront. This is not a slice of pizza, much as I pretend. If I lied and said it was, you would easily see through the ruse. I know you guys are smart. See, this is a slice of bread. With pizza toppings on it. They’re not the same thing, I know, but here’s the thing: I truly feel that this is a great substitute.
Now, of course, you can’t go into this experiment thinking you’ll get a “pizza slice” within the most strict of parameters. But if you love bread, cheese, pizza sauce, and veggies, then you’re still in for a treat. And I love bread, cheese, pizza sauce, and veggies, so I am always more than satisfied in my own lazy geeky way.
|Bread Slice Pizza|
- 1 slice of bread
- splash of olive oil
- chopped asparagus
- chopped green onions
- tomato pizza sauce
- 1/3 cup mozzarella
- Turn on oven to 375F, brush bread with olive oil, and set it in the oven to toast for 7 or so minutes.
- In the meantime, saute asparagus and onions in a pan along with olive oil.
- Remove bread from oven, spread with pizza sauce, sprinkle on the chopped veggies, and finally add your cheese.
- Place your “pizza” in the oven and let cook for about ten minutes (I like mine crispy, so I leave it in until the cheese is brown and bubbly.)
This recipe is extremely versatile: add other toppings, other cheese, cut out the tomato sauce, etc. Essentially, do whatever you please!
And that’s it, so easy and quick. In other words, just perfect for those lazy nights when you just want pizza and a beer. In fact, I did just that with my homemade bread as the base alongside le boyfriend’s homebrewed beer as refreshment just a few nights ago. It was a fabulous way to end the day. And the recipe is so customizable, just like real pizza. But unlike with real pizza I was able to watch tv with a satisfied belly within twenty minutes.
And that’s what a real lazy success looks like!