Although I cook from scratch many nights, sometimes I employ delicious short-cuts paired with from scratch dishes to make an easy, but still memorable and yummy meal.
This past winter, my favorite supermarket was sampling a new brand of artisan-style, thin crust pizza, Bon Appetit. I sampled a couple of the different varieties and liked them a lot. The supermarket had a special and I bought a few varieties to have on hand for nights when I didn’t have time to make my own pizza. Recently, I had an opportunity through the social media organization, BzzAgent and Bon Appetit to pick up one of the Bon Appetit pizzas for free. I couldn’t pass that up!
Here’s the selection of 5 varieties:
I chose Pepperoni & Pesto since Jeff and I are pesto fans and pesto makers.
On Sunday afternoon, we went to the movies to see “Holmes”. I’m a Sherlock Holmes fan, and I think I’ve seen every movie and TV show about Sherlock Holmes ever made. This film that focused on Sherlock Holmes in old age, played by the great Ian McKellan, did not disappoint.
We got home and we were starving. I pulled out the Bon Appetit Pepperoni & Pesto Pizza for a no fuss dinner.
The pizza was the centerpiece of the meal (oops, I couldn’t wait to take a bite),
but I wanted to do something to make the meal a little more special so I added my own fresh sides. I had some fresh corn from the farmer’s market, and I decided to whip up some mango salsa as a festive and flavorful salad alternative.
Mango salsa is a cinch to make. You just have to rely on your chopping skills. Here’s the recipe:
- Dice a ripe mango, ripe avocado, half a large tomato or a handful of cherry tomatoes, and about 2-3 T. of red onion
- Juice half of a fresh lime and add to the mixture
- Add some olive oil (about 1 T)
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Chop and add fresh cilantro
- Mix and serve
Here’s our quick, colorful, flavorful Sunday night dinner:
again with my piece missing a bite. I love the thin crust of the Bon Appetit pizza. The pepperoni was delicious and the pesto gave it a nice tang. Yum. And as always, my mango salsa was a big hit!
To keep the freshness going, I paired the meal with a cold gin and tonic with lots of fresh-squeezed lime juice. Delish!
Have you tried new Bon Appetit pizza yet? What’s your go-to quick Sunday night dinner?