Zucchini pizza appetizers – Who needs a crust?
I like fried zucchini.
I like pizza.
I even like zucchini pizza. Whether it’s the kinda where you add slices atop a crust or where you make the crust out of zucchini slices.
So this was a no-brainer side dish and pre-dinner snack for us. It could’ve probably served as the main dish had we not enjoyed them so much before supper, oops, ha.
They’re certainly not the prettiest things, but they do taste good, so who cares?
Wanna make your own?
Slice zucchini, salt, and grill or fry. I filled my griddle with mine. Add some cheese and pepperoni (or whatever other toppings you might want). Cook a bit longer until the cheese melts.
Now mine were small slices and I chose to cut my pepperonis into quarters first (hence the triangle look). Mini pepperonis would make this look much better. Maybe add an olive slice in the middle of that, too? Would be presentable for company even. Yay summer get-togethers!
Quirky midnight snacks – Strange cravings are meant to be indulged
Some people need their food to be separated neatly on plates with no edges or sauces touching.
Me? I have no issues mixing foods. In fact, I often go out of my way to eat multiple foods together at once, even if it’s not the traditional way to eat them.
Khorre teases me on a regular basis about my once nightly habit of eating spaghetti and boiled* eggs. I couldn’t get enough of them and it took weeks to kick the craving.
Others aren’t really strange to me at all, but because I’ve walked through the kitchen with a bowl more than once and gotten a “Really Jessi? Seriously??” I figure maybe they’re not as normal as I suspected. So this last month, I started taking pictures of some of my snack fests, just in case.
Spaghetti, french fries, ketchup, and yes, brown mustard there, too. I wish I could say I tried to keep them separated, but most bites had some of each.
Chips dipped straight into the avocado. What? Sometimes I don’t want to bother with the knife and spoon process.
Orzo rice with french onion dip gravy, along side lettuce and salsa for a pseudo-salad.
Lamb. We’ll leave it at that. Shhh.
This one’s normal, right? Quick sandwich of bologna I got for free, sliced tomatoes, avocado, and Italian dressing.
Leftover corn on the cob….no butter, no salt, eaten over my laptop. Not exactly the cleanest snack, but could be worse.
Cream cheese and pepperoni sandwiches
Who am I kidding? I don’t take the time to make several mini-sandwiches. It’s usually eaten more like this:
Dipping pepperoni in a spoonful of cream cheese is much more convenient. Hey, I never claimed they were healthy snacks…
*If it’s hard-boiled, I add butter. If it’s soft-boiled, I let the yolk make the creaminess and just add salt and pepper as usual.
Pizza puddle – Africa turns into an ocean of cheese
So you might remember this pizza from when I asked you to name the pepperoni countries.
What you didn’t see was the cooked version. Elina from Healthy and Sane is holding a giveaway for the Now Eat This! cookbook (you should go enter!), and with it, she showed pictures of her attempt at cheese sticks. I say “attempt” because ultimately they were more like puddles of battered cheese. Ooey, gooey, yummy puddles of cheese.
Well see my pizza up there? He was actually part of 3 small pizzas on that stone:
(Sorry for the blurriness)
When baked, I had quite the pizza cheese puddle.
I expected some possible flooding, but not quite like that. Notice how the bottom one doesn’t even look like it melted at all, but boy did the top two, oy! That didn’t stop us from eating them, though, yum.