Thursday, March 26, 2009

Foodie Friday: Fast Pizza, A Tad Burned, But Edible


  • Welcome to Foodie Friday!

    When I'm frazzled and knee-deep in a book, I like to buy a pizza and add fresh ingredients. Here, I started with a plain cheese pizza and added chopped veggies. (Note the Excedrin--not a pizza topper, but for poor Gollum and Dr. Gollum.)


    I'm a long, long way from my old life. Disorder rules. Disorder even seems normal!

    Fresh basil, oregano, and a bit of thyme will go on the pizza.

    Bandwith says that adding the veggies while cooking adds up to a soggy crust. Sometimes, though, soggy is okay.

    Well, I burned it a little. ("A little?" Bandy said.)
    But a minor scorch is okay with me.


    Variations
  • bacon
  • ham
  • pepperoni
  • extra cheese
  • apples
  • sun-dried tomatoes


Gosh, I miss you guys.
If you'd like to join this week's Foodie Friday, add your name, then cut and paste your Foodie Friday link (not your blog address) into the Mr. Linky gadget.


62 comments:

  1. Sounds like a good idea to me! I actually like my pizza "well done". Have a great evening!

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  2. You sure improved that pizza! Not too done really!!! Love the pretty plate you have it on and the placemat. :D Jewel

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  3. Frozen pizza with embellishments is great! Love your herb glass! Mine is not as elegant.

    Thanks for hosting this -- it's a lot of fun!

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  4. It looks delicious. I'll give this idea a try.

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  5. I love how honest you are! I am posting a foodie friday too, on friday, so come by!

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  6. Gollum,
    You really turned this simple meal into a work of art! Hope all the book crunch goes well and that the headaches stay away!!

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  7. I love it when you can buy something already made and then doctor it up to make it special. Love the pizza and the variations. I will definitely try it. Hugs, Marty

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  8. Now this is my kinda cookin!lol...Kristen

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  9. Dear Michael Gollum ... It's refreshing to learn you like to doctor up pizza the way I do! Anything goes on my store bought cheese pizzas ~ anything! Thanks for hosting again. Hope your writing efforts are going well today.

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  10. I've always heard that brand of Pizza is good. Now that you've posted about it, it's a must try for me! Looks delish! Deb

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  11. Ummm..lookin' good. Bill and I do this quite often and he likes them better than going out for pizza.
    Happy Foodie!!
    xo bj

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  12. You even make burnt pizza look beautiful. Good luck with the book!

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  13. Miss you like crazy Gollum! Hope you're getting lots done. Crispy pizza is the only way it's served at Casa de Edwards! We never remember to set the timer and just kind of wait for the smoke alarm to go off. That's how we know it's done!

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  14. Now girl this looks easy and I am all about easy anymore..thanks for sharing and May you Have a GREAT FOODIE Friday girl..hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  15. Hi Gollum,

    I have finally made it to your wonderful Foodie Friday party. I have also followed Susan from Tablescape Thursday. I'm just about to dig out my baked ham recipe, which is perfect for easter coming up.

    I love your thin pastry pizzas, they look perfect, I can't stand thick base, sometimes I prefer to only eat the toppings.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

    xxx Coty

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  16. Hi Michael...great idea...buying the ready made crust and then doing it up the way you like it! I'll take 2 Excedrin, minced on mine please. :-)
    Thanks for a fun Foodie Friday!
    Susan

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  17. That looks good, Gollum! Believe it or not, I like burnt food....Christine

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  18. Well well well. Look who briefly emerged from her hidey-hole! How the hell are you, M? Are you still in revisions, or working on the next book already? Come up for air dammit! Some of us have questions for you. Such as how you take such phenomenal pictures!

    Justine :o )

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  19. Great idea! That pizza looks really good, even if slightly well done :)

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  20. Amazing how you make pizza look wonderful! Love the idea! Kids always love pizza!

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  21. I don't want to sound terrible here, but it is nice to know that someone else out there occasionally "crisps" their dinner as well. :) The pizza looked delicious!! :)

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  22. Looks divine! I'm joining Foodie Friday for the very first time! Love your blog and all the fabulous dishes shared! Thanks! ~Katy

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  23. G - I think the pizza is cooked perfectly. It's exactly how I like mine. Sorry your world is so upside down right now. Hope the book is coming aling without too much writer's block. We miss you too! Hugs, Barb

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  24. Hey, I actually prefer pizza a little scorched (so does my mom). Sorry you and Dr. G needed the Excedrin. I know how those migraines are. By the way, we LOVE the Dijorno Garlic bread pizzas.

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  25. I like to think that I am so involved in the big creative picture that small details (like burning food) don't matter :) That's my story and I'm sticking to it! Thanks for hosting and the smile!

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  26. Looks good to me. Grilling pizza is another quick and easy way to cook it.

    amy@maisonbelle

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  27. Gollum, we miss you, too! And just like Christine, I think a little charring adds to the flavor, hee, hee...

    I love DiGiorno!

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  28. That's my specialty. We do that all the time....even burning it....Happy Foodie Friday! ~ Robyn

    PS I'll take two Excedrin, please.

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  29. That's what we all love - pizza AND a great way to make something so good - so easy!

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  30. Fun post! You always make me smile.
    Thanks again for hosting...

    ~Really Rainey~

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  31. I am going to have to try this now that I'm in the poorhouse and can't order out any more, lol. Years ago I once added sunflower seeds to a pizza, and it was great! I'll have to try some of those toppings.

    I have finally joined in Foodie Friday! I also changed the name of my blog from Life on Bonnie Lane to Life on the Edge.

    Kady

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  32. Yummm, it looks so good! It's now on my grocery list!

    Take care! Excedrin is my remedy of choice too. ☺

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  33. We miss you too, and my husband likes his pizza like that. Hope you're getting some rest in between the writing. Be well...
    Nancy

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  34. Ah...my domains are many, but the kitchen is not one of them! Still I think it is wonderful to see the camaraderie of blogland!

    I salute you! :)

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  35. I grew up with my dad sometimes taking the larger frozen pizzas and "dressing them up" with a lot of different things. Sometimes it was just more meat and cheese, but sometimes it was veggies like you have, shredded goat cheese (we used Norwegian brown goat cheese), herbs, fruit, or leftovers from sloppy joes or meatloaf.

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  36. This is my style of cooking most of the time. I'm a Semi-homemade type of girl. It looks great and veggie pizza is one of my favorites and I like the veggies to soften. Yum!

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  37. Looks delicious. My kids have always loved black olives on their pizza. I am going to try this, the cost of pizza delivery is getting ridiculous! Thanks once again for a great post.

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  38. That looks yummy! I had a boyfriend in college that did that too with the cheapest pizza available but then he put this expensive ham on it! Unfortunately we don't eat dairy anymore and can't stand the fake cheese...but that looks really good!

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  39. I am so excited to be able to join you today! Thanks for creating this fun event!
    I look forward to reading everyone's delicious recipes.
    Blessings to you,
    Kymber

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  40. Me too.I like mine crunchy.
    If I have 2 cents,I'm putting it in.Somehow,I missed last week and I love--------that idea.Can we do that again,please?...Ann

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  41. TGIF Gollum, I hope you take the weekend off!
    I like to doctor up frozen pizzas too. I have had the soggy syndrome as well. Personally I don't think your pizza is burnt at all, I like it when the edges get a little crispy like that.

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  42. So ... is that Garlic-Infused Excedrin, or Sun-Dried
    Tomato Excedrin?

    Cass

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  43. It's always good to have it a little 'well done' for a crunch !! lol
    Great post to make me laugh!

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  44. at least you are having warm, maybe even hot food, you are way ahead of me!

    love the excederin featured with your meal~

    and look at you vitamin c too... and silverware!

    been a rough week at our house, choc easter eggs and nonfat milk have been my main meals... will try to do spring fling today, but not optomistic on that either!

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  45. Gollum, thanks so much for stopping by and your gracious comments. I really appreciate the visit. Hugs, Marty

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  46. I love crispy crust pizza :) It's one thing I don't make often enough. Yum!

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  47. Michael, I love my pizza well done ~ looks perfect to me.

    I think embellishing a frozen pizza to make it your own is brilliant!

    Hopefully things will ease up for you soon ~ I miss YOU, too! :) xo

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  48. It looks good and there is nothing wrong with "semi-homemade"...sometimes life is more important than spending it in the kitchen.

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  49. Mr Linky is being weird today...it has linked to everyone's last weeks posts!

    I know I entered this weeks link...but last weeks is there!

    Susan

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  50. It was working a little while ago...wonder what happened?!!

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  51. I love that you buy the pizza and add fresh veggies! Here I am on the farm all these years, with gardens, and herb garden and never have I thought to do this! Hubby love his just cheese, so I always buy other types and he eats anyway! Love the dishes and the pizza looks so great! I am going to have to try this! Hubby will like it better than cheese! lol

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  52. Doesn't look burned to me - just a good idea for a quick supper. Thanks. Sally

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  53. Gollum, I have been gone all day. Dr. appt. and therapy. I am trying to catch up now. Your pizza looks delicious. I rarely make home made pizza, but it does sound easy. I'm game to give it a try. Thanks for your recipe and hosting Foodie Friday. I had fun doing it for the first time.

    Hugs...Jeanne

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  54. Ah, and the addition of grapes def makes it health food!
    Looks good to me!
    Thanks for hosting again!

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  55. I like my burned pizza cold anyway... if you find those sugar free peeps... I want to know all about it! LOL... have a great weekend... Dixie

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  56. Michael,
    I love this idea for a quick fix dinner!!! Customizing a frozen pizza makes you feel like you are not completely cheating. I am going to try Foody Friday for the first time this week. Wish me luck!!!XOXO
    Cathy

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  57. Looks good to me. The fresh herbs sound wonderful.
    Hugs, Terrie

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  58. I'm late for the pizza party due to family health issues. That pizza looks delicious to me. Is your muse hard at work? I hope the writing is going well. I look forward to reading it. laurie

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  59. Michael, only you could make frozen pizza look wonderful!! I'm back from being on the road for the last couple of weeks and can't wait for next Foodie Friday when I can participate like a good little blogger! ;)

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There you are! I'm so glad you're here. Love, MLee xxoo

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