Monday, August 30

{the dish} Leek & Roasted Tomato Pizza

So around this time of year I sit down with my calendar and a large cup of coffee and start planning the fall. First I get the school holidays in. Then the sports, hmmm let's see that is football on Tuesday and Thursday for the youngest and guitar on Wednesday. The older one is Wednesday and Friday practices and then the oldest - well every day is volleyball. A little community service, games, sleepovers. Then there is the homework ... come on really!

With my coffee cup drained my hands shaking with the caffeine injection ... I try and breath.

Ok so your getting it. We all get it. It becomes a little crazy. So it is time to make dinners simple and delicious - something that can be eaten any time of night. Homemade pizza is easy and one of the most versatile dishes there are. The crust like a canvas to create on!

Lately I have found some frozen dough from the grocer. It is great but you have to remember to thaw. So this takes a little more planning. So if you want to make it super easy then grab some Nann. (it is available most everywhere now). It makes the perfect crust. I buy 4 -5 packets and stick them in the freezer. So it is ready when I am. All I have to find is something to put on top .. Now that is easy.

Leek & Roasted Tomato by ann west

2 Naan crusts or frozen dough
tomato sauce
grape tomatoes
olive oil
red pepper flakes
salt & pepper
buffalo mozzarella

Roast your tomatoes, garlic and leeks for 25 min at 375. Build you pizza and cook in a 400 oven for 20 minutes and enjoy.

Be creative! Just make sure you have your basics on your weekly shopping list: naan, tomato sauce, mozzarella.



Mary said...

Ann, this is such a beautiful dish. I love to visit and see what you've been up to. As to the calender - life comes one day at a time. Breathe deeply and smile. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Kristen In London said...

How wonderful! Naan is the BEST idea. Of course with all the Indian influence in London it will be easy peasy to find. Pizza is one of our favorites, and I just have to be stopped from putting every SINGLE thing in the fridge on it! Have a wonderful autumn, and isn't it nice that I can be just as tuned in to your fun life from London, thanks for blogging! We go "home" on Wednesday... :( and :)

amee said...

omg i might eat thru my computer. You should even be allowed to post such photos. :)

lawra said...

Beautiful...easy and life these days...right?

knack said...

oh this looks delicious! we have loved making homemade pizzas,....and this will be on my list to try next time:) thank you!

....p.s. fall is the most perfect time of year, but i am so with you on the busyness and craziness!