I have a problem. Okay. Two. Maybe more…but I’ll focus on these two. When the sun comes out on the weekend, I can’t spend time in the kitchen. Not. One. Second. I have to soak up every ounce of sun…especially when I’m soaking it up on my friend, Ashley’s roof deck. With this view? You understand, right? Thanks for being so supportive.
This leads to problem number two: no time in the kitch means nothing for the blog. With that said…I might have cheated a little bit with this recipe. Maybe its the sun calling my name, or maybe it’s Sandra Lee’s pretty but frighteningly airbrushed face on the cover of October’s issue of Semi Homemade (that has been on Ashley’s desk for 8 months) calling my name. What ever it was, it led to Semi Homemade Pizza. Who has time to make pizza dough when the sun is out, bikini is on and Adele Pandora is playing? No me. Not Ashley. You shouldn’t either.
I have to give all credit to Ashley on this one. Pizza, and Adele on the roof on a Sunday afternoon was totally her brain child. I just nodded and agreed enthusiastically when she brought up the idea. Thank goodness my friends are such good idea makers or I would probably be on a quinoa and cupcake only diet. Or I would forget to eat. No, wait that would never happen.
I’m not going to give you a recipe for this one because you can really do whatever you want with it. Buy some pizza crust and top it with ANYTHING then bake! I’ve even seen smores pizza, which sounds amazing right now by the way…can I get that delivered?
Ashley and I did one with pesto, zucchini and mushrooms and the other with tomato sauce, fresh tomato slices, mozzarella and a huge pile of arugula. Both were incredible.
We topped it off with a (completely homemade) strawberry salad with balsamic vinaigrette.
It was the perfect early summer meal.