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Eat Your Veggies: National Pizza Day

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Not bad for last-second pizza.

Not bad for last-second pizza. by Sarah Henning

Sunday was National Pizza Day—something I didn’t know a thing about until various types of social media informed me. Thank goodness for Twitter, am I right?

Needless to say, my pizza-loving family was happy to abandon our previous meal plan and make pizza. About the time we decided to do this, it was snowing. As we know, that ended soon, but before the snow stopped, the hubby and I decided that we'd make our observance of National Pizza Day a bit more exciting by using only what we had on hand.

Meaning, no runs to the store for more toppings/cheese/sauce.

We already had the flour and olive oil for our typical dough, plus some leftover cheese and sauce from our last pizza-making expedition. But toppings were a complete toss up.

I’d gone grocery shopping the day before, but not specifically for pizza. Thus, we ended up using bits of what I’d already bought as toppings, namely: crimini mushrooms, red onion, red pepper and avocado. Add in some already-opened garlic olives and peppadew peppers and we had dinner.

Thus, below in order are our National Pizza Day 2014 pizzas…

The kiddo’s—cheese sans sauce:

Just cheese and bread, please, Mom.

Just cheese and bread, please, Mom. by Sarah Henning

The hubby’s—cheese with red pepper, red onion and mushrooms

More traditional pizza: Red sauce, cheese, red pepper, red onion and mushrooms.

More traditional pizza: Red sauce, cheese, red pepper, red onion and mushrooms. by Sarah Henning

And my lactose-free concoction: baba ghanoush (no hummus in the fridge!), red onion, mushrooms, garlic-stuffed olives, peppadew peppers and avocado (added after cooking)

My weirdo concoction that really was delicious.

My weirdo concoction that really was delicious. by Sarah Henning

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