It's dinner time!

It's a new category!  Recipes! 

I love to cook, and love meal time with family and friends.  In the last month, we've started eating together as a family.  I shamefully admit, until last month, 99.999% of our meals were consumed sitting on the couch in front of the TV.  I guess that's kinda what you do when it's just the 2 of you, but it's not just the 2 of us anymore, and I thought it would be good to start the tradition of family dinners early!  So, even though Jack has already had his dinner, he sits in his high chair and plays with his toys while he munches on some puffs while Jeff and I eat at the table.  And we're loving it! 

And tonight....I made one of our favorite spring/summer dinners, and I just have to share this recipe.  I found it in a magazine and tweaked it to be mine, and it's simply delicious!!! 

Summer-time Pizza

your favorite pizza crust mix  (mine is's super cheap and very yummy!)
cherry tomatoes, halved
4 slices of bacon, cooked and chopped
your favorite salad greens (I usually use romaine because that's what I have around, but peppery arugula would be really good, too)
1/2 red onion, sliced
1 TBS olive oil
1 avocado (or my new favorite snack...the Wholly Guacamole 100 calorie pack...genius!!

Mix the pizza crust mix as instructed on the product, and allow to rise.  Heat up a 1/2 TBS of the olive oil in a skillet.  (I usually use my electric skillet.) 
Divide the pizza dough into half and roll out the dough to 1/8 in thickness.  Put the crusts into the skillet and allow to cook for a few minutes, until the crust is browned.  Spread remaining olive oil on the uncooked side of the dough and flip.  Cook until the crust is done.  Now, assemble your pizza!  Spread guacamole on the crust and top with the tomatoes, bacon, onion and greens.  Drizzle balsamic vinegar over the whole thing and devour! 

I should have taken a picture of it tonight, but who can pause and think when there is this goodness in front of you!