Today we have a guest post from a good friend Amy. Hope you enjoy!
My name is Amy and my life is crazy…no doubt about that! Married to a great man who protects and serves his community as a police office, I am a stay-at-home mom of 2-1/2 year old identical twin girls as well as a full time photographer. Did I mention I have recently gotten into fitness as well? There is not a moment of my day that isn’t dull – something is always going on – spilling drinks, cooking and trying to eat as clean as possible. I love my life and would not want it any other way. I praise God every day for all the blessings he has given me.
Recently my daughters have gotten on a pizza kick. Instead of spending money on a carry out
pizza from our local pizza chain, I decided to make my own. I knew my husband made pizzas
once on a camping trip and I was going to try and re-create it. All I needed was unsliced pita
bread. I headed to my local grocery store. As I wandered the bread aisle, frozen food section,
and even bakery, pitas were nowhere in sight. That got me thinking, what else could be used as
a base, the very foundation of a pizza, without the tedious process of making pizza dough. I also
wanted something small enough that my girls could handle. So back to the bread aisle I went.
I started looking at all the round options – tortillas, sandwich bread rounds, bagels, and English
With that many choices, I had to start narrowing down our options: -Tortillas… Big NO! I can just imagine the tortilla burning before the cheese melted into ooey gooey goodness.
-Sandwich rounds… Eh, maybe but again I worried about the bread burning before it all heated up.
-Bagel… that could work but might be too hard after toasting. And have you even seen 2 year olds trying to eat a bagel…nuff said!
-English muffin… YES!! That would be perfect. So I looked around the bread aisle and saw the prices… Who wants to spend $3-$7 on four English muffins? I knew I had to come up with something else. So I wandered over to the refrigerated pop-can biscuits and what do I find at the very bottom, the grocery store brand of sourdough English muffins for… $.99 for SIX!!! SCORE!!!
Now for the assembly. I sliced the English muffin in half, spread 1 tbs. of pizza sauce on it,
layered on the cheese, and popped on three pepperonis. I wanted more but that’s all I could fit
on there, safely. After firing up the propane grill, that little round pizza goodness was placed on
the grill set to low. I let them cook for about 10 minutes. You can probably do this in the oven but
it is way too hot for that and I wanted the taste of the grill in the pizza. The bottom of the English
muffin gets crunchy, while the middle stays nice and soft. Needless to say, the mini pizzas are a
hit and now get made at least once a week.
For those of you moms that are watching calories, these little pizzas come in at around 575 for
two slices (one whole English muffin).