The truth about food blogging: it’s a lot of work. Some bloggers make it look so easy, with their endless eye-popping photos and effortless words that flow off the page. Posting daily. But experimenting, cooking, photographing, writing, and formatting takes time, effort, and focus. And for a lot of people, what first started as a hobby, evolves into a job.
I couldn’t be happier that this little space among the vast interweb has become a job for me, but as with any job, there are deadlines and stress and aggravation to contend with. You know…the administration side of things.
My site was down for almost 3 days, with missing images and category links. Who knows if anyone even noticed! But for me, it’s like having a broken arm – and I couldn’t find a doctor to fix it. Where are all the awesome programmers when you need them?!
I’m not a good patient, and I don’t handle stress well. When this kind of situation happens, my family knows to expect cold sandwiches, salads, and cereal for dinner (which actually worked out this week since it was hotter than blazes here at 111 degrees!)
I also made pizza in 22 minutes. I’d never had “white” pizza. This was so simple and tasty. And not boring like the photo would imply – I was so preoccupied I forgot to garnish with something green. But don’t let that stop you!
Put this in your arsenal for those days when your kids have siphoned off all your energy, your computer crashes, or your job sucks and you just can’t deal.
Alfredo Pizza with Roma Tomatoes
Makes 8 slices
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 12 minutes
• 1 large thin Boboli pizza crust
• 2 tablespoons Alfredo sauce
• 2 cups grated mozzarella or Italian blend
• 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
• 2 small Roma tomatoes, thinly sliced
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
Evenly spread the Alfredo sauce on the pizza crust. Sprinkle on the mozzarella and then layer on the thin slices of tomato. Sprinkle the Parmesan on top of the tomatoes.
Bake for about 12 minutes until the crust is golden and crispy. Top with chopped basil or dried Oregano (which I didn’t do! Fail!