Leftover Pizza

Now I’m not talking about leftover-from-the-previous-meal pizza, no indeed!  I’m talking about I’ve been canning and preserving like crazy and had a small mountain of leftover peppers, peaches and assorted other vegetables staring menacingly at me from the countertop.  And we needed some supper.  So instead of just staring back at them I took action!  I made a pizza crust and set it in the shop to rise because the shop is the warmest place the cat can’t access.  Then I took some leftover bell peppers, sweet banana peppers, poblano peppers and garlic chopped them and sautéed them in a bit of olive oil.  When the crust was ready I wanted to smear on some pesto only to discover with dismay I was out.  So I continued, what choice did I have?  I added some shredded chicken, then tiny tomatoes cut in half.  I then peeled and sliced 2 large peaches and threw them on top.  My husband was eyeballing me a bit sideways when I started throwing peaches onto his pizza but held back from any snide remarks.  He knows my feelings are easily injured, especially when it comes to my cooking!  Then I added the peppers and some Italian seasoning, just for the heck of it.

pizzaPopped that baby in the oven at 500 for 10 minutes…..
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Then on went the cheese! Thank God I wasn’t out of cheese….
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I always wait until my pizza is almost done before adding the cheese because I like recently melted non-brown cheese. So I wait.
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Let it cool a few minutes, slice and consume with gusto!
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After those first few moments spent chewing in silence my husband says. “Wow, peaches on pizza is pretty good”.

Yes, I know darling.  Thank you.

My point is this, don’t give up on odd leftovers lying about!  Make a pizza crust and experiment!  Recipes can be over-rated, just toss on some toppings and see where it leads!

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