Check out this sucker....
Gotta love a pizza with lots of toppings and a perfectly golden crust. Not many things in this world are better than that!
Before I tell you how I made it, we have some catching up to do! There's a lot going on out on the deck these days...
And how about that bar!
Perfect for entertaining, which we did a lot of on Friday night. I don't have any pictures (I know, right) because I was too busy catching up with everyone! Jeff's parents and brother, my Mom and friends, and a surprise guest (YAY AUNTIE!) came in town for our Engagement Party on Saturday night. Once I get some pics, I'll post them- it was an awesome time! My sister suprised me with a visit too....I felt so loved :)
Saturday morning, we went to brunch at Buckhead Bread Company. Yum. Everything was so delicious! We rarely go out for brunch, so this was really nice. I got the Fried Green Tomato Eggs Benedict, Home Fries, and Chorizo and White Cheddar Grits. This girl was hungry...
Tanya, Auntie, and Mom split two dishes. First was the Portabello Veggie Sandwich....
And next was the Black Forest Ham Panini with Maple Butter Sauce. Ridiculous!
Jeff got an awesome dish too. He ordered a Fried Egg BLT. It was just as good as it looked.
Check out that cheese! Sheesh!
Sunday night, I did some cooking. I made a huge pot of chili and some grilled cheese sandwiches and garlic bread. It was definitely the best chili I've ever made. I can't share the recipe just yet though- we are having a Chili Cookoff next weekend!
Did you notice the macaroni in the top right corner. Jeff wanted Chili-Mac, so I made him some pasta on the side. Sometimes I just don't get that guy. I will say, grilled cheese sandwiches are a perfect dipper! Great idea, Tiay :)
Last night when I got home, we were both still VERY tired from our jam-packed weekend. So we broke out one of our gifts and made pumpkin spice lattes....at 5:30 pm. I know. This is Jeff's favorite gift (thank you Jamie and Josh!), and the minute I walked in the door, he asked me to show him the ropes.
So while I enjoyed my latte, I made dinner (that doesn't sound right, does it?). I started by making a thai peanut sauce with some peanut butter, soy, garlic-chili sauce, sriracha, water, ginger, sesame oil, and sweet chili sauce.
Then I crumbled some tofu in a pan and added in a few tablespoons of the sauce.
I cooked this for about 5 minutes, while I spread out my dough. Last night, I picked up some dough at Publix because I had some work to do, and it worked out great. I spread the sauce on the crust, then topped it with mozzarella, tofu and some broccoli.
I baked the pizza for about 15 minutes, until it began to puff up a bit. After 10 minutes, I brushed the edges with garlic butter so they would brown a bit. After it was cooked through, I topped the pizza with fresh mango, cilantro, peanuts and chives. Delish!
Next time, I'll have to make some more sauce. I used a bigger crust, and forgot to double it. Doh! This pizza is a great mix of thai flavors. If you love peanut sauce as much as we do, you'll love this!
I may or may not have made some parmesan garlic knots with the leftover dough and garlic butter. Just because I thought we needed MORE carbs. Again, not on the bride diet people! So worth it though...
THAI TOFU PIZZA
Adapted from Iowa Girl Eats
1 12-14″ pre-made pizza crust (or Publix brand, or homemade)
1 recipe peanut sauce (see below)
1 block extra firm Nasoya tofu, pressed and crumbled
1.5 cup mozzarella cheese
1 cup chopped broccoli
1/4 cup sliced chives
1/2 cup chopped mango
4 Tablespoons chopped peanuts
3 Tablespoon chopped cilantro
Peanut Sauce (Double this!!):
3 Tablespoons smooth peanut butter
1 Tablespoon rice vinegar
1 Tablespoon soy sauce
1 Tablespoon water
1 clove garlic
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon chili garlic sauce (could use siracha)
1 teaspoon honey or agave nectar
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
Mix the sauce together. Add tofu and 2 tbs sauce to pan and saute for a couple of minutes. Spread pizza dough with remaining sauce and top with cheese, tofu and broccoli. Bake for 15 minutes (or according to package directions). Top with cilantro, mago, peanuts, and chives.