September 13, 2010
I was finally able to reunite with my (TV) boyfriend last night, Chuck Bass. Thank the TV Gods that Gossip Girl is back on air. I was freaking out because I wasn't sure if Chuck was going to be alive or not while gallivanting through Europe pissing away his inheritance.
Point being, I made a fantastic set of pizza's again (2 kinds) but the one that I am most proud of is the eggplant pizza that came together really nicely. After researching on a few different websites, because I basically had no idea how to accurately cook the eggplant so that it wasn't soggy but also wasn't tough as sandpaper and hard to eat, I found out that the best way to prepare the eggplant prior to baking onto the pizza dough, was to set the oven to 425 Degrees, slice up the eggplant (coat with salt, pepper, olive oil--or fat free butter spray works too) then bake it. Bake it for 10 minutes, pull out the tray, flip all the slices over onto the other side, then bake for another 10 to 12 until soft. Taste a slice to see if they are soft and delish, which they should be at this point.
In this case, I used the standard Michelle Pesto base I always do for pizza, but instead I substituted walnuts for the nut base in the sauce. It was hearty and fantastic. I just used a mix of the Mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses that I had in the fridge. Overall, the pizza was the perfect compliment to the inauguration of my favorite show season. Nothing like watching the shenanigans of the upper east siders and eating some whole wheat pizza to go with it.
Here is the link to the recipes for Pizza that I put together earlier this month.
Posted by Michelle at 10:54 AM