Kale + Arugula Pesto

Here’s a change up to the typical basil pesto. I’m trying to get as many nutrients into my little ones as I can. So I made this delicious pesto and they had no clue they were eating their greens.

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Use about this much arugula. I got this from my garden. Crazy I’m still getting arugula, lettuce, parsley, rosemary, and oregano from my garden. Wish I could give you a more exact amount, but I do a lot of my cooking in handfuls and pinches. Continue reading

Pumpkin + Arugula Pizza

First, apologies for not including more pictures. It was one of those evenings that I just didn’t think of pictures until it was too late and let’s be honest . . . I was feeling lazy.

This interesting concoction came about because I needed a use for those sweet sugar pumpkins adorning my dining room table. Every year when we buy pumpkins and gourds to decorate our porch and side table, I promise Mark I’ll find a use to them when fall festivities are over. Usually, this doesn’t happen. They rot and those mums I said I would plant in the yard are brown and crunchy by the time I decide to transplant. So this year, since I made that “Bring it!” statement from the last post, I stepped up my game and got creative. Only problem, I was tired and feeling lazy. So I roasted the pumpkins and put them on a pizza. Its my answer to leftovers and randoms in my fridge. I pizzafy it. (Which happens to also mean, “To make fun, to make more enjoyable.┬áTo add pizazz to a dull or colorless situation” according to urbandictionary.com – perfect!)

This recipe took a bit longer than a typical pizza recipe because I used roasted pumpkin and caramelized onions (When I see the word caramel anything my mouth starts to water.) So you could roast the pumpkin and caramelize the onions earlier in the day or the day before to cut down on time.

When we were waiting, we made snowmen. I had to break the news to Brooks this week that Georgia doesn’t get snow. Okay, so they do get a little, but not enough for a real snowman. So, to make up for this sad detail, I bought those gel-sticky designs you can put on windows. They were a dollar at Target so I bought one for each boy. They LOVED them.

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