So, at the end of every year, I hoard my vacation time in hopes for my grown-up version of winter break. And, since I was a grade-A hoarder this year, I’ve successfully collected enough to leave this Friday for over a week! I’m incredibly excited for a long break without feeling like I’m packing to leave the moment I get settled in a new place.
With that long break looming, though, I have an important task to accomplish.
I’ve gotta eat my way through the remainders of my fridge/freezer. Or at least the perishable foods. No spinach left behind, and all that good stuff. Considering the fact that about 40% of my fridge space is taken up by beer, I’m not actually too worried, but there’s still a reasonable amount of eating to do.
Enter the classic “Everything Pizza.” Tonight’s pie was just that, using a base of the tail end of a bag of pre-made whole wheat dough from Harris Teeter. The toppings was where it got really tasty, though:
- Newman’s Own Sockarooni Sauce
- My last Roma tomato
- Parmesan cheese
- Fried onions
- Sauteed Spinach
- Lots of Mozzarella (almost finished the bag!)
I popped it in the oven at 425 for about 14-16 minutes, and VOILA!!
It was good to the last bite, and fancy-girl cameras always make it look even tastier. As per, I covered the bad boy with oregano and crushed reds (in essence, probably obliterating any natural flavor from the pizza’s ingredients). Hey, tasty’s tasty, in my book. I’ve still got a few eggs left, and some spinach to take care of, but it’s nothing a little omelet or two can’t handle. Needless to say, I’m counting down the seconds to head up to Philly and maybe enjoy some everything bagels and a buffalo chicken cheesesteak (or two).
Since it’s Monday and a segue between pizza and the following subject is too tough, let’s just jump into it: Jonathan Lipnicki.
You might know him better as Ray Boyd from Jerry Maguire.
At first, this made me feel old.
Then, I realized I love all those things too. And that Jonathan Lipnicki would probably give me a sexy side-eye if I were at the gym, especially since I’m 3 years older than he is. What child star doesn’t love a successful older woman?
Or older man for you, Chris. Either way.
Do you have any favorite “clean out the fridge” recipes?
How about any famous child stars ALL GROWN UP?