Indoor Date Night

This day has gone by way too quickly. I love Saturdays, but they always seem to just fly by.

I’ve got 2 loads of laundry done, all the groceries put away, and the food for the trip with our other supplies.

Inbetween moving stuff around and laundry, I had a little snack.

banpb

I sliced one banana into 4 little bites: 2 had some of my homemade almond butter and 2 had dark chocolate dreams. A little snack + dessert all in one! I also had a little unpictured dark chocolate with almonds + cherries.

I waited until Nick was done working outside to start on dinner since I wanted him to make the sauce  :)

pizza

I made some whole wheat pizza crust – one for me and one for Nick so we could make our own pizzas and have leftovers for lunch tomorrow. I made a recipe that I think I originally got off the Weight Watcher member boards?

For one crust the recipe is (I doubled this tonight):

  • 2 1/4 tsp yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour (I used half regular whole wheat and half whole wheat pastry, since that’s what I had)
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ
  1. Dissolve yeast in water and let stand about 10 minutes or until creamy.
  2. Preheat oven to 450.
  3. In big bowl, mix flour with wheat germ and salt.
  4. Make a well in flour mixture and mix in yeast/water and honey.
  5. Mix dough together and let rise about 30 minutes.
  6. Roll out and place on baking sheet or pizza pan.
  7. Bake the crust 10 minutes, then take out and add your toppings.
  8. Put back in the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes more.
  9. Let cool and enjoy!

pizza

The crust turned out really good. I like the little bit of sweetness from the honey.

pizza

Nick made the pizza sauce tonight and it was awesome! He used tomatoes from our garden and added onion and a bunch of spices. Yum. The fresh tomatoes make such a difference.

I topped my pizza with sundried tomatoes, a little mozzarella, feta, black olives and a mushroom mix that had baby portabellos, shitake, and oyster mushrooms.

I also found an easy dessert to make tonight. I had a pear in the fridge that needed to be used and a bunch of blueberries we need to get through before we leave.

Blueberry Pear Crisps

crisp

I mostly followed the recipe, but I did make a few changes in the crisp topping. I used:

  • 2 Tbsp oat flour
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp oats
  • cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil

crisp

And you can’t have crisp or cobbler without a little ice cream. We have some the slow churned vanilla, which went perfectly with the tart crisp.

I’d say this was a pretty successful Saturday! Let’s hope it doesn’t end too soon because tomorrow will be busy, too.

I’m getting in my pj’s and we’re starting a movie. See you tomorrow!

What fruit do you like in crisps or cobbler?

13 comments

  1. I prefer CHERRIES in crisps/cobblers – mmm :-)

    Enjoy your movie night!!

  2. love the sliced banana with nut butter!!
    pizza looks heavenly!

  3. Mmm, your pizza looks so delish!

    I love all cobblers/crisps, but I think my most favorite fruit to use is peaches.

    PT and I just got back from the movies. I followed your recipe for your EVOO/sea salt homeade popcorn and brought a big bag of it with me so that I didn’t have to eat the fattening buttery movie popcorn. It was so simple and so yummy! Thanks for posting the instructions :D

    Enjoy your evening ;)

  4. Those banana snacks look so good. I would definitely love the dark chocolate filled ones.

    I usually like apple crisp – boring I know. But I’ll eat just about any fruit in a crisp.

    I think we’re about to put in a movie too… really long day!

    Have a good night!

  5. that pizza looks amazing! i gotta try that recipe asap!

    I read your About me section being as i’m a new reader, and i can totally relate almost to the tee! Thanks for being an inspiration!

  6. I love banana and nut butter! Such a perfect combo. Your pizza looks fantastic, too!

    I love peaches in crisps/cobblers. It’s so delicious! Apples are great, too.

  7. Mmmmm that looks sooooo good. I love fruit of the forest pie , which i bet would be GREAT in cobbler form. strawberries and rhubarb and berries! YUM.
    -muffy

  8. Peach cobble is my favorite for sure!!

  9. blueberries and peaches or just plain old apples. My fav quickie dessert is to simply slice an apple, sprinkle it with cinnamon, and microwave for 1 minute. You can then eat it as is or top with vanilla ice cream and more cinnamon. DE-LISH!

  10. Both the pizza and crisp look incredible! I love blueberries but also peaches or cherries. My mom makes a dessert with really ripe fruit- anything goes, but it has to include 2 very ripe bananas. The crisp topping has a hint of almond in it and it’s incredible!

  11. Ooo great recipe. I like adding wheat bran to my whole wheat pizza crust, it’s really good! You should definitely try :)

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  13. just stopped by your blog for the first time and loved it! All your eats today look amazingly delicious! Thank gd my dinner is in an hour, hehe. Def be back :-)

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