Thursday, August 26, 2010

Lunch Ideas: Mini-Pizzas

Since I've been working from home and making weekly menus, I've been running into one main wall: variety in lunches.

I've got a few choice items I make specifically for lunch that are out of the range of soup or sandwiches (which are typical lunch fare in my opinion.) But, beyond those few recipe items, I'm stuck.

Today, however, I branched out a bit and made mini-pizzas; something that I would usually make for the nieces and something I made for myself while I was in college. They are not something I've ever made for my husband and myself. Of course, like any pizza it can be dressed any way you like. The versatility of a pizza is what makes it so great.
Here's how I do it:
Ingredients
Wheat English muffins
Jar of pasta sauce
Spices 
(I used granulated garlic, italian seasonings, garlic parmesean, and McCormick's Pizza Seasoning grinder)
Shredded Mozzarella cheese
Pizza Toppings (I just used pepperoni today)

Directions
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and place tin foil on a cookie sheet (it helps with clean-up)
Split the English muffins and place (insides up) on foil

Ladle out just enough pizza sauce to cover each muffin and shake on spices (I used the garlic and italian seasoning for this step)

Place toppings on muffins
Cover with cheese and add other spices (here I use the garlic parmesean and McCormick pizza seasoning)

Bake in oven for about 15 minutes (so the cheese is good and melty)
Consume!!

These were so yummy. As you can see in the picture, I also had some strawberries on the side since the pizza didn't have any real veggies on it.

While the inspiration for these did strike me, I'm still looking for other lunch-at-home ideas for grown-ups. My searches for lunch keep coming up with ideas for kids. What do you eat for lunch??

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