Friday, February 14, 2014

Rainbow pizza recipe and gearing up to cheer!

We needed to "brighten up" our menu and I need to figure out how to encourage Bugaboo in her picky-eater stage... so cue the rainbows!  We just polished this off for lunch and it was something we'll be doing a lot more often.  It was delirious!
Taste the Rainbow!

Adapted from a recipe I found on Gimme Some Oven, Bugaboo helped me pick out some of her favorite veggies (or one's she claimed she was willing to try) and we set to work decorating.  This is very versatile... basically, roast a colorful assortment of veggies on a piece of bread with some cheese.  If I had a blue potato available, I'd have added that.

What you'll need:
tomato sauce
some olive oil
Italian seasoning
about an ounce of cheese per pizza (or more if you prefer)
and a rainbow of veggies:
        Red- plumb tomatoes cut in half
        Orange- Chopped Carrot, Orange Bell Pepper chopped
        Yellow- Yellow Bell Pepper chopped
        Green- Green Bell pepper chopped, broccoli florets broken up
        Purple- Purple cabbage leaves chopped, purple onion thinly sliced

What to do:
Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
Depending on the size of your flat bread, the amount of sauce and veggies you use will vary.  Slather on the amount of tomato sauce that you like.  Sprinkle on a bit of cheese.  We used about an 1/8th of a cup for our small pieces of bread.

Arrange your colorful veggies and then drizzle with a little it of olive oil.  We used approx. 1/2 teaspoon on each pizza.  Sprinkle with a pinch of Italian seasoning and sprinkle with a dash of grated cheese.

Not too much!  You don't want to hide this beautiful creation under a lot of cheese.

Place on a non stick baking pan or pizza stone and bake for about 15 minutes or until bread is browning on the edges and veggies are tender.

Let cool and serve!


Today is also Valentine's day, so here's my valentine to you:

Sunday is the "Heart Breaker Half" and 5K and 10K race.  I wish I was able to participate, but there is no way I can afford to do all the races I would like to do.  So....
I'm going to be the crazy cheering lady on the sidelines!  (I even bought a very loud and obnoxious cowbell...)

I have quite a few friends running and even two who are doing their first half that day.
So, I need to make a sign... what should it say?
"I <3 Running, but you're cute too!"
"You make my <3 race!"
"Do what you love.  Love what you do."
"You can't outrun Cupid!"
"You're so hot, an ice bath can't cool you down!"

Which saying would encourage you on a sign during a race on "Valentine's weekend"?


  1. Those are all great sign ideas. Maybe get three pieces of poster-board and do one on each side?

    1. That is a fantastic idea! So far, I've just been writing down recipes and making a shopping list off of that... a little more organization couldn't hurt.

    2. ahh, i crak myslef up. I must have thought you were giving me a "menu board" idea for the kitchen, instead of cheering sign options. ooops.

  2. Did the rainbow pizza work? I am tempting to try but I can just see J picking off the vegetables.

    1. It went "okay"... it was totally delicious, but Bugaboo wasn't really all that thrilled. That was disappointing, but I think she liked the idea of having built her own. I think over time she might actually give it a try... we've been migrating slowly away from foods that are mostly made (and just pop into the oven or microwave) and more to homemade foods... and it has been a slow progress to get her to ear ANYTHING at all! Give it a try and tell me how it goes! I loved it and will definitely do it again. After 20 to 30 times of trying a "new food", she's eventually gotta eat it, right? I'm hoping.