Light strength workout and gourmet pizza! Monday = success.
Monday’s workout: Strength day: weighted squats and lunges, push ups, dips, flys, curls, etc., 200 reps, 12:30 | Abs & core set: 290 reps, 7:45 | 2:30 plank
Ab set I did last night. It’s not my favorite, but it’s definitely worth a try!
Last night’s cooking adventure was pizza in our cast–iron skillet.
After being inspired by a friend, I’ve decided to meal plan. Over the weekend I looked through Pinterest and Twitter for recipes I’ve saved, planned out the rest of October and made a list for Sunday’s grocery trip accordingly. Meal planning is work, peeps!
Day 1 of The Plan was gourmet pizza.
I made some extra bread dough last night (we’ve been making homemade dutch oven bread for a couple of weeks now, and love it) for the pizzas. Easy.
I sliced up some zucchini, onions, green peppers and tomatoes, and seared them in the skillet with a little olive oil. Tasty. Then I rolled out the dough – and by “rolled” I mean spread it out with my hands, so they didn’t come out in nice shapes – into two small pizzas.
I cooked the crusts and pizzas one at a time. The crusts took about 10 minutes or so on media heat in an already warm pan. I flipped them a couple of times, and tried to time it so it wouldn’t burn when I made the pizza. While still in the skillet, I spread on some sauce, some grated cheese, and put my cooked veggies on top. Then I let everything heat up and cook through.
Finished pizza #2, and we had a smoky house and a tasty dinner. The crust came out perfectly! Cooked all the way through, soft on the inside and crispy outside – I don’t like soft crusts. Veggie flavors were great; added some hot pepper flakes and this was a successful day 1!
They weren’t large; small even for pan pizzas. Next time I’ll have to set aside more dough. But they were rather filling, I must say. And healthy. All veggies, very little oil, homemade bread dough, a pretty small amount of cheese (I like more, but went light on cheese this time) and sauce. I know the sauces are pretty sugary, but I couldn’t help it. I really like sauce on my pizza.
Maybe I’ll start making my own sauce some day.