As everyone knows, the east coast is recovering from Hurricane Sandy. New York is without subways and busses just started running today. Unfortunately a lot of people are without homes, cars, or are dealing with flooding. My neighbors and I are fortunate enough to still have our homes and electricity, but can’t go much further than anywhere within walking or biking distance of our neighborhood, much like a lot of other people around the city. So, a lot of eating and drinking is happening in pockets throughout New York.
The other night my neighbors made fried pickles and mozzarella sticks in their deep fryer, and chili. Tonight I made 5 different pizzas. Pizzas are so easy because you can top them with whatever you want, and they’re usually always delicious. You can even make them gluten free and vegan friendly, using the right ingredients, which I did for some of these because of my guests’ dietary restrictions. I also prepped some of the toppings in advance, making dinner even easier.
Tonight I made:
– Pesto, cherry tomatoes, mozzarella
– Sauce (that’s tomato sauce), roasted peppers, caramelized onions, mozzarella
– Green apple, caramelized onions, bacon, cheddar cheese
– Sauce, spinach, mushrooms, bacon, mozzarella
– Brie, half green apple, half red grapes, honey
All were pretty good. My picky friend even liked the apple/bacon/cheddar, and the Brie “dessert pie” was simple but good combo of ingredients. Yum.