Remember last week when I told you I loved using whole-wheat naan bread as a base for mini pizzas? Last week I topped mine with spinach, red onion and egg whites. This week I was craving something a bit sweeter so I topped the naan bread with some fig jam, mozzarella and arugula. It was amazingly sweet, but not too sweet, and the mozzarella went perfectly with the fig. I threw some arugula on top to add some color and nutrition. I photographed only half of the naan pizza below because I trying to be good and just eat 2 pieces, but it was so good that I went in the kitchen and ate the other half, and I did not feel guilty! That’s one of the perks of working at home; you can have seconds (or maybe its not the best perk). I also had a fuji apple, which was the perfect compliment to the pizza.
Yippee! I had dessert! I told you I love dessert, not that you could tell from last week’s post. I made these cookies around the time the kids were coming home from school. You should have seen their smiles as they walked in the door and smelled the cookies baking. I think I’m going to make this a new Monday tradition, as it really made their Monday end on a happy note. BTW, I did not eat all 4 cookies, (as shown below) these cookies were staged for my photos. I just had one and half of another because they were so darn good. You just have to make these cookies, you will thank me when you do.
Get use to this photo because it was the dessert of the week. I honestly felt like cookie monster. Give me cookies! Yum, Yum, Yum!
I am a big believer in leftovers as you have seen, so I had some leftover pizza and kale salad. Friday is my favorite day of the week because I am finished with all my posts, so it’s my free day to do something just for me. Sometimes I bake, have lunch with a friend or go shopping. I just go with the flow and whatever I feel inspired to do, I just do. Dessert:
Sometimes you have to have dessert in the middle of the day. Friday was super warm and both kids had a play date after school, so we went to the local gelato place and each had a cup. I had the s’more gelato and it was rich and creamy and oh so yummy! Dinner:
Some of our favorite dishes? For appetizers we switch off between the pot stickers and the onion pancake, (which is shown below).
For dinner our favorites are the empress chicken (I ate this every week when I was pregnant with Zoe), Mongolian beef, pork or chicken, szechwan chicken, lemon chicken and fried rice. Tonight we shared some empress chicken along with fried rice, DJ chicken and Mongolian pork. I love to mix all the dishes together on one plate. I also had a nice glass of wine and some tea.
This photo was taken after we helped ourselves to the dishes. You can kind of see John and Eli in the background or at least their arms.