Monday, December 19, 2011

Greek Style Pizza

Sarah's first birthday was a success! Meg and her mother need to be professional party planners, it was all so beautiful! Here are some fun photos of Sarah's Winter Onederland.
 Me sprucing the tree with some Oreo pops!

 Beautiful dessert table!
 The happy family.
 I'm ONE!
 She didn't understand at first....
 Then she got it....and ate it all!
 The beautiful tree.

 Sarah was very lucky to have Santa make an appearance at her party. (she doesn't seem very interested though..)
 The 3Bs and Julie!
 Meg rented a bouncy castle for the kids...genius idea!
 Meg saying, girls come in here and play with me!
 So fun...and exhausting!!
The royal 3Bs! 

As you know, I love pizza. It is one of my favorite foods. I had an extra puff pastry in the fridge so when I found this recipe, I was thrilled to use it for PIZZA! It was soooo yum!!

Greek-Style Pizza
2 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 pound sliced mushrooms
1 Shallot
2 garlic cloves
2 cups fresh spinach (I used arugula)
1/2 lemon, juiced
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1 sheet of puff pastry dough (thawed enough to unfold)
1 cup shredded mozzarella (I may have used more than that...)
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1-2 tomatoes, sliced
1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
Preheat oven to 375.
Slice mushrooms and chop shallot and garlic.
Unfold puff pastry and brush bottom of pan and the top of the pastry with butter.
In a skillet, cook mushrooms, shallot and garlic with olive oil. If you have extra butter throw that in too!
Once mushrooms and shallots are tender, add seasonings, spinach and lemon juice to pan. 
Stir together and cook for about 1 minute, until spinach is wilted. Remove from heat.
Slice tomato.
Spread mushroom mix on top of the puff pastry.
Sprinkle with mozzarella and feta cheese.
I love this idea (it keeps the tomato juice from making the pizza runny and wet). Dip tomatoes in bread crumbs on both sides.
Top with pizza with tomatoes.
Bake for 25-30 minutes.
Remove and allow to cool for a few minutes before slicing.
I drizzle with a little olive oil and topped with some fresh basil! It was sooo delicious!



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