Fortunately, today's dinner was different. First off, I decided that I would take my time making dinner tonight. The recipe was not as involved, but I did not have anywhere to go, so there was no need to rush. More importantly, I learned something yesterday-when one rushes around, there is no time for joy and enjoyment. In the future, I am going to try to honor my limitations more and try not to pick out recipes that are so involved, especially when I still have places to be. Secondly, the recipe turned out fabulously! I made "pizza soup," which I got from allrecipes.com and it is a keeper. It is fast, easy, and it really does taste like you are eating a pizza in soup form. I used turkey pepperoni instead of sausage pepperoni and it tasted great. I also added oregano.
1/2 t basil
1/4 t oregano
2 cans stewed tomatoes
1 chopped onion
1 chopped green pepper
1 cup chopped mushrooms (the original recipe said 1/2 cup, but it was not enough...)
1 cup beef broth
1/2 package of turkey pepperoni, cut into fourths
1 cup shredded mozzarella
1 T olive oil
(When cutting the pepperoni, it is faster if you stack them first.)
1.Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir-fry onions, mushrooms, and green pepper until soft but not brown.
2. Add pepperoni, the basil and oregano, and the stewed tomatoes.
3. Put a big handful of cheese on top and let it melt.Yum! This really did taste like a pizza and I think it would make a great potluck dish. It would be great paired with crusty bread, which alas, I did not make, but you could! Savor this dish and savor every moment you have in this life. Life is too precious to throw away, like I did with yesterday's dish.