Opening the S Den Ristorante

This year we made a commitment to cook more often at home. Living in a small town makes it easy to not eat out at restaurants, but we still found/find ourselves wanting to just eat a sandwich or make pancakes for dinner. Sad, but true. Adding a second child to the mix, we anticipated this tendency to build exponentially unless we remedied it. That’s just what we plan to do in 2012.
I believe food is something to marveled at, or at least enjoy. I don’t quite enjoy cold sandwiches for dinner, and much prefer anything homemade as to store bought. Especially after Annabelle started eating solid foods, I found/find myself always worrying about what she’s putting into her body. I figure the more things we make from scratch, I can more easily limit the bad stuff. So, as we try some of these new recipes, I will include you on the successes, but also the failures. Hopefully one outweighs the other by the end of the year, and I don’t mean the failures. 🙂
I happened upon this blog http://budgetbytes.blogspot.com/ via pinterest. She’s has tons of recipes, with pictures, and has them broken down with cost per serving. Nice, right?
I saw the picture of the Pesto Focaccia Pizza, and I was in the car on the way to the store. Basically, homemade dough, it’s easy I promise, jar of pesto sauce, cheese, and Roma tomatoes. Put it on a cookie sheet, bake and let me tell you Derek rated it 10/10 – I agree. The great thing about this recipe; endless possibilities. We can’t have Austin’s Pizza here, but maybe we can make our own version of their Stubb’s BBQ Chick; more on that later.
So, below is a picture of the pizza, and I’ve posted the link to the recipe if you would like to try it. You totally should, by the way. Next pizza, “Meat!” says Annabelle.
Pesto Focaccia Pizza
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