Monday, March 24, 2008

Pizza

My husband has revised my menu maker to cater to our meat types. Simply put, when I enter new dishes I click on what kind of meat it is and then the menu prints out based on how many different meat dishes I want in one week. For all the menu items that I had in there already I just went thru and labeled them as to what type of meat it was. Then he has it set up with some sorta logarithm that makes it all random for me. The less thinking I have to do come dinner time the better. Just tell me what to fix and I can do it! It makes my grocery shopping a breeze. I print out my menu and then make my list based on what prints out.

Our typical week we have one pork dish, one beef dish and a couple veggies dishes, leftover day, and then a couple pasta dishes. When my farmer has chickens available come May then we will add a chicken option.

Pizza sorta falls under the veggie option. I am looking for some new pizza recipes. Anyone have any? We normally do the standard red sauce and mozz pizza, but having it on the menu every week I am looking for some different ideas. Once the market starts up I will have access to more fresh items....and then I can try like goat cheese and asparagus pizza....or basil, sundried maters, and fresh mozz. In the mean time, what ideas do you have to throw my way?

7 comments:

Mim said...

MMMM, I just did one with pesto, sun dried tomatoes, artichoke hearsts and red onions. It was YUM E! So, did he update the menu maker on your blog, so you know everyone gets the meat version?

Gnightgirl said...

My fav. pizzas out and about are blue cheese & pear, artichoke, spinach & garlic. Shrimp and crab are good for seafood pizzas.

Here's a cool recipe pizza article from NPR:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=19170027&ps=bb1&sc=emaf

frugalmom said...

mim: I dont know if it auto updates on there or not. I will have to ask him about that. Your pizza sounds good.

gnightgirl:Yeah, I cant do the blue cheese. I just cant. Nor can I do the seafood....is there a sauce that goes on the cheese and pear one?

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Why can't you do the blue cheese or the seafood one? Because you hate those two foods? Your response made me curious.
And sorry, curiosity is all I have to offer today - I've got NO pizza recipes for you. :-)

frugalmom said...

farmgirl_dk: The blue cheese makes me wanna hurl. I cant seem to find the taste for it. The seafood I am just not a huge fan of. I eat certain fish, but the shrimps and crab and shellfish dont really do it for me. No pizza recipe? Not a one?

Christy said...

I like this idea of the random menu maker! Making the weekly menu is my least favorite thing to do. I don't mind cooking, I just hate deciding what to cook.

Crystal said...

We love chicken/ barbeque/ tomato sauce w/ mozz & cheddar shredded cheese. Also, you can add bacon crumbs for extra awesome taste! It can be quite frugal too, if you make your own crust and shred your own block cheese as well as use leftover breakfast bacon for the crumbles. yummy! If you would like a crust recipe, let me know!