This week is one of those weeks where I feel like each day is actually a day ahead of what day it really is. Does that make sense? Remember that song Day-Oh, I say Daayyy-Oh… (Ok I just wanted to say “day” again a few more times), but seriously I have no idea what day it is. Also that song reminds me of Beetle Juice.
As you can see I’ve lost all coherency at this point.
Either way, those weeks are the worst, because just when you think the weekend is almost here, there’s ooonnneee more day in the way. Sigh.
So without getting into details, it’s been kind of a rough couple of weeks for me, and I don’t want to be a Debbie Downer and bum you all out, so instead of bog you down with the details, I figured I’d share something that makes me smile:
Not just any pizza. Spicy, wonderful buffalo chicken pizza.
I did this as a guest post a few months ago for the adorable Gracie and since I haven’t had a lot of time to cook this week (sorry Brandon) I figured it was a good time to recycle. And really, when isn’t a good time to recycle? Mother Earth and my sanity thank you.
Buffalo Chicken Pizza
(Adapted from Rachael Ray)
Whole wheat pizza crust (store-bought or homemade)
1 lbs. boneless skinless chicken tenders
1 T olive oil
1 tsp grill seasoning
1 T light butter
2-3 T Frank’s RedHot Original hot sauce (or hot sauce of your choice)
1 T Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1 tsp garlic, minced
1/2 small onion, cut into long slivers
1/4 cup reduced-fat cheddar cheese
1/4 cup reduced-fat mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spread your dough out on a round pizza pan.
In a large skillet, sautee chicken in olive oil over med-high heat for about 4 minutes on each side. Slice into small pieces and set aside. Throw onions into the skillet and cook for about 5 minutes or until caramelized.
In a small sauce pan, melt butter and add buffalo sauce, tomato sauce, Worcestershire and minced garlic, mix. Add diced chicken and stir until all pieces are coated. Spread chicken and sauce mixture over your pizza crust and top with onions and cheese. Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes or until crust is golden brown. (You could definitely sub bleu cheese for the mozzarella, but we’re not big bleu cheese fans in the SSH household.)
Pizza is hands-down my favorite food. I could legit eat it every almost every day. And mix it up with buffalo sauce and crispy grilled chicken? Do. Work.
So hopefully tomorrow I’ll have something uplifting and sunny and all filled with butterflies and rainbows for you, but if not, I promise I’ll at least post a funny video or something.
What do you like to eat when you are having a bad day? Or are you one of those enigmas who can’t eat when they’re stressed out? Who ARE those people?