fine dinning.

Saturday was a relatively busy day for me despite not really having plans.  I had a baby shower to attend (and I actually held a baby . . . gasp), I had a London trip planning session, and made it my mission to find a killer dress for the upcoming wedding.  Quite the itinerary.  The state of the London trip and the pursuit for the killer dress will be subjects for another blog post. 

The highlight of my Saturday was sitting down and cooking a meal.  This is something I have taken for granted lately, as I’ve been working crazy hours, and luckily they compensate us with food brought in from surrounding resturants each evening.  It sounds amazing at first . . . but you slowly become sick and tired of eating take out.  I really could care less if I see another Jimmy John’s sandwich for 3 months. 

I got to thinking about the ingredients in my refrigerator on my way home from the mall, when it struck me . . . buffalo chicken ranch pizza.  Yum.  I had never tried this creation before, but it was super simple.  Requiring only the following:

  1. Pizza crust – I used single serving crust from the farmers market a few weeks back that had been in my freezer.  This local bakery makes the most delicious flat breads that I use for just this occasion. 
  2. Ranch dressing – this could be substituted for bleu cheese as well.
  3. One chicken breast – self explanatory.
  4. Buffalo wing sauce – mine was the cheap store brand and worked like a charm.
  5. Bleu cheese crumbles – one of my favorite salad toppings ever.
  6. Mozzarella cheese – liberal amounts as I love mozzarella. 
  7. Parsley and basil – to make it look pretty and professional.

Now I don’t have any measurements or directions really as this was by the seat of my pants, but here goes:

  1. I cooked the chicken in a skillet with some buffalo wing sauce and black pepper until my chicken was good to go.
  2. I lathered my pizza crust with ranch and drizzled in some buffalo wing sauce.
  3. Applied chicken, bleu cheese, mozzarella, parsley, and basil in any amount desired.
  4. Baked said pizza until it looked delicious (about 12 minutes at 375 degrees).
  5. Drizzled additional wing sauce on top.

Done!

 It was mighty delicious if I do say so myself.  Check out the pictures!

The finished product!

Ready for its close-up.

 
I would say I get at least an “A” for creativity and execution.  I told TJ about my culinary adventures today, and I believe he was quite intrigued and impressed by my feats.  He even said he wished he could have had some for supper tonight.  Gold star for me.
 
Off to bed.  I didn’t work at all this weekend, so my work week with be insane and possibly slightly hellish.  I am hoping to wake up early and get a head start on my day.
 
I only need to survive this week . . . and then vacation! 
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