Sunday, December 4, 2011

Homemade Sausage and Corn Pizza

Sorry for the lack of posts, my mind is going crazy with all the things that need to get done in the next couple weeks.  I'll spare you the list.  Don't you just love the holidays?!?

So yes, we did attempt to make our very own sausage and corn pizza.  Of course it was nowhere near as good as Glory Day's, but it was decent.  The crust was just from a tube, which is probably a huge reason why it wasn't as good, but when you get home from work at 6:30 on a Friday night, you don't really feel like making a crust from scratch.

We put sauce, sausage and corn on the pizza and topped it with mozzarella.  Hubby put some pepperoni on one side since we had a couple leftover. We sprinkled a little Italian seasoning and garlic powder on the sauce before the toppings were added.  I also took some garlic grapeseed oil and brushed it on the exposed crust.

Here's the final product:

Saturday was a lovely rainy and cold day.... at least we didn't get the snow they were predicting.  After seeing patients in the morning, Hubby whipped up our first batch of crockpot chili for the winter.  Chili is one of our favorites, it's so easy to just dump everything in a crockpot and then have a delicious and healthy meal later that day.

You can pretty much dump whatever you want, but for this batch he used the following ingredients:

2 lb extra lean ground beef (you can use turkey here and fool your family)
1 can tomato sauce
2 cans petite diced tomatoes
1 can black beans (drained and rinsed)
1 can pinto beans (drained and rinsed)
1 can chili beans (drained and rinsed)
1/2 can sweet corn (leftover from the pizza)
1/2 onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped

For seasoning, we just used up 2 chili seasoning packets we had laying around.  You can also freestyle it, using chili powder, cumin, cayenne pepper, garlic and salt and pepper.

This was enough for supper last night, supper tonight and one more meal tomorrow.

Last night was a fun night, I went over to my buddy Erica's house for some girl time.  We watched this week's Biggest Loser while eating Dairy Queen Blizzards.  =)  Oh the irony.

Fortunately the Blizzard was just the motivation I needed to get to the gym this morning.  Pretty random workout, did a little of everything.  Squats, jump rope, lunges on the BOSU, step cardio, rotator cuff stability exercises, spin bike, and some core work.  Oh, and some kettlebell work.  Told you it was random.

Hubby and I have to trade off times going to the gym because of the little one, and while he was at the gym this morning, Tyler fell asleep for his morning nap.  Since he was sleeping in my lap and would wake up every time I tried to move him, I turned on the movie Cedar Rapids.  I thought it was a great movie, especially since I live in a small town and Cedar Rapids is only about 35 miles away- the movie is about a guy living in a small town who thinks Cedar Rapids is a huge metropolis.  Ed Helms is a funny guy, even though he always seems to play the same kind of character. There are lots of other funny people in this movie that you'll probably recognize (Maybe!  Arrested Development, anyone?)

Lunch was another rice bowl- brown rice, little bit of taco meat, black beans, spinach, cheese, salsa and plain Greek yogurt.

And more of these, which I'm officially obsessed with:

Supper was another bowl of chili, which had thickened up a little (TWSS- for the Office fans... I'm all about sitcom references tonight)

Look who can now easily reach the stuff on the second shelf up and is going for the third!!

Guess he'll probably be going through the garbage next.

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