Alright. I promise not every blog will be Pinterest inspired, but since I’ve had the time to conquer some boards over my *very* long weekend, here’s another Pin Win. (Did I just coin that term, because if so… DIBS!)
Z (the husband) isn’t much of a vegetable eater (read: I’m hiding veggies in every dinner via a super chopper my cousin Amy gave me as a wedding gift). I found this recipe on Pinterest and decided to give it a go with my own twist. (As I couldn’t really just put tomatoes on top of a zucchini and except Z wouldn’t notice he was eating healthfully.)
First, I started by finding zucchinis at the grocery store. Not an easy feat for produce oblivious like myself, but after two grocery stores, I found some yummy zucchini. I washed them and cut the green guys in half. Then, I took a spoon and scooped out the middle (easy and not scary at all).
Then, I mixed together some olive oil, minced garlic, salt and pepper (the amounts don’t matter, you’ll do fine) in a little prep bowl (thanks, Mary!) and brushed it on the zucchini (yeah, I had a food brush thing, who knew?).
I put them in the oven on 350 for about 20 minutes and then took them out and added some Classico pizza sauce (though I’m sure any pizza sauce will turn out equally delicious) and popped them back in the oven for 5-10 minutes. Next, I put on the TURKEY pepperoni (eating healthfully here, folks) and put in back in the oven for another 5-10. The times here are approximate because I was busy doing many other important things like playing with Scout, laundry and wandering around looking for stuff.
After I felt that turkey pepperoni had enough time in the oven, I pulled out the cookie sheet and set the oven to broil, added on the mozzarella cheese, drizzled on a little balsamic vinegar and watched it very carefully (think: 1 minute).
It looked beautiful when I took it out then (no picture, ish), but being the cheese snob I am, I had to sprinkle some sharp cheddar and put it back in the oven for another few seconds. AND THEN… VOILA!
Delicious, quasi healthy, husband approved meal! If you can’t see me right now, I’m gloating a little bit. I’m just so proud of my veggie success! You see, while I eat vegetables and sneak them into meals, I’m not much of a main dish veggie kind of gal, but hey! I guess I am now! Woot!