I started my day with a great P90X X-Stretch session, oh wow did I need that. I felt GREAT afterward.
Then I went to the doctor’s office for my annual physical. The nurse told me I’m down 7 pounds from last year. WOW, YAY! I’m not trying to lose weight anymore, but that was the reason I started running. Then the doc came in and reviewed my blood work with me – he was so impressed, and said to me “Your numbers (cholesterol, blood counts, etc…) show just how much you’ve been running.” It’s good to know that a year and a half of this running business has paid off in the health department.
Then of course I had to go to work and blah blah blah boring boring boring…
But, while I was at work being bored (even though I should have been busy – I totally had the Friday afternoon slump going on), I was tweeting (can I admit that here? Yeah, my boss doesn’t even know how to use a computer…). It dawned on me while tweeting that, since my dinner plans fell through, I was left without a plan (oh, the horror!). Pizza came to mind – since it is Carb Friday after all. So of course I took my thoughts to Twitter:
And, I received some great responses – all of which I favorited because I will try each and every one of these.
It was Krissie’s reply that stood out the most. Brussel sprouts? On a pizza? (Notice how I don’t think pickles on a pizza is weird…) Was this just some strange way of using a vegetable that no one eats? (Okay, a lot of you probably eat brussel sprouts – I forgot they existed, honestly) Of course I had to check it out, so I headed on over to Stylish, Stealthy and Healthy and searched for this recipe. Turns out, the recipe was something she came up with because she needed to use up leftovers.
HOLY SMOKES! The light bulb went off in my head – use what you have to create your pizza (although, I guess this wasn’t really my idea…perhaps the light bulb really said, “What a great idea to use leftovers to make pizza!” you know…if light bulbs could talk.)
I have leftover steak from Monday’s dinner.
I have way too many tomatoes.
|I love vine ripened tomatoes|
And I have banana peppers (I always have banana peppers – except right now, because I just ran out)
I swung by the grocery store on the way home for crust, sauce (I usually use homemade – but it’s all frozen), and cheese. And with that I created my steak, tomato, and banana pepper pizza!
I’d love to tell you that I stopped at these two pieces. But I devoured half of the pizza and could’ve gone back for more. I enjoyed it with a delightfully crisp, refreshing Pilsner Urquell (or 2…or 3…but who’s counting?)
|Can someone please teach me how to slice a pizza so it still looks pretty?|
I am going to enjoy the rest of my Friday by doing nothing. My body is screaming at me to take it easy, and since it is two days before my race, I am doing just that. I already have my pajamas on. I think I’m going to just turn on the tv, zone out, and get to bed early.
I hope everyone had a great Friday.
Don’t forget – you have until tomorrow morning to enter my Bendiful giveaway. I will be picking a winner around 8 a.m. tomorrow so get your entries in!