Monday, March 1, 2010
HBi5: Southwestern Pizza with Olive Oil Bread
Do you know what I'm loving right now? Costco's Shrimp Wonton Soup. I know, I'm a cheater and should really be making stuff like this myself, but it sure comes in handy after being body slammed by the stomach flu. Ugh, and I thought I'd escaped it this year. My little girl has it too, and while it's no fun being sick alongside your kids, at least you all get nice long healing naps together, which is what I plan to do right after I'm done posting this! But seriously, try this soup if you need quick meals on the run. The best part is that it's only 2 or three points for the entire bowl, now that's good eatin!
I'm not going to lie, this round of HBi5 was a bit depressing for me. It wasn't the dough, the bread, or even this pizza, but one little ingredient that I just can't seem to conquer, GOAT CHEESE! I've always held a bit of pride in the fact that there is hardly anything out there that I actively don't like, and it's true. Sure, I prefer some foods over others, but to practically gag at the very idea of a certain food is very rare to me, except when it comes to goat cheese. And I really WANT to like goat cheese, but I think I'm about ready to throw in the towel. I tried. I really did. Everything else about the pizza was great. Spicy southwestern flavors, sweet corn, juicy pieces of chicken thigh. But I wish instead of forcing myself to like goat cheese, I had just used mozzerella, or Monterey Jack. Unfortunately every bite that I took (with a forced smile on my face), was accompanied with the need to gag and a sinking feeling of dispair. It just wasn't meant to be Goat Cheese. I hope we can still be friends, or perhaps penpals.
Since I haven't been feeling up to snuff, I have yet to use the rest of the bread. Tonight I'll be making rolls for dinner, assuming anyone wants to eat. And I may just make some buttery cinnamon sugar sticks for my kids. Hey, it's whole-wheat bread, which means it will still be very healthy, right? Check out the rest of the HBi5 gang here and HAPPY MARCH!