Happy Summer Everyone!
I know it seems like we have been MIA lately, but this summer has been crazy busy! Our intentions were to post to the family blog every week, but as you can tell from the date of our last post that did not happen. This Monday, August 8th, marks the one year anniversary of our mother’s death. It is so hard to believe that we haven’t heard her voice or seen her smile in a year. Time has gone fast, but the pain is still so real. Hopefully things will slow down a bit for us this fall and we will be able to post more often. To all of our family and friends, we hope you enjoy the last few weeks of summer laughing and relaxing with those that mean the most to you! We are truly blessed beyond words to have you all in our lives.
Pizza with Pizazz
Last winter, my daughter Angelica and I were looking on Pinterest for recipes that we could make and enjoy during a snowstorm. The weather stations were predicting 18-24 inches of snow and we were looking forward to being snowed in while we played endless games of cards and dominos. We came across several flatbread pizza recipes and decided pizza would be perfect! The only problem is the snow was coming down too fast and we couldn’t get to the grocery store for all of the ingredients we needed. Determined we were going to eat pizza, I surveyed the ingredients we did have on hand and created what we now call, “Naan Pizza.” To me it is a cross between a flatbread pizza and a focaccia bread. Seriously, it has become one of our favorite game night dishes. Below is a list of the ingredients and the step-by-step directions on how we made this easy, yummy pizza. We hope you get a chance to try it and as they say in Italian, MANGIA!
-4 large pieces of Naan bread.
-4 boneless/skinless chicken breasts
-1 can of diced tomatoes
-8-10 pieces of bacon cooked well and crumbled
-2 cup package of mozzarella cheese
-Buttermilk ranch salad dressing
-McCormick Montreal Steak seasoning (you can also use a chicken seasoning, but we love the flavor of the steak seasoning)
-Avocado (optional…I am the only one who likes avocado in my house, so I rarely have them on hand. However, if I know ahead of time I will be making this pizza, I will buy one)
Lightly brown Naan bread in olive oil
Chop chicken breasts into small chunks and stir fry slowly on medium heat in olive oil. As the chicken is cooking, I sprinkle the Montreal seasoning over it and let it lightly brown. I also cook the bacon, chop it, and set it to the side during this time as well.
After the chicken and bacon are cooked it is time to build your pizza. We start with the tomatoes and then add the chicken. Next we sprinkle it with bacon and mozzarella cheese.
Next, bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for about 15-20 minutes until cheese is melted well.
Remove from the oven and drizzle buttermilk ranch dressing over the top. If I have avocado, I add small bite size pieces before topping with the ranch dressing.