Thursday, April 29, 2010

Tomorrow's Lunch: More Pizza!

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Short of homemade pasta (and I'm definitely not going there!) any recipe I could give you that uses flour, cheese and marinara sauce is going to look suspiciously like pizza, and who wants to go through all that effort when you could just reheat some of the leftover pizza you still have in the fridge? Somehow I ended up with nearly two entire pizzas leftover, even though I fed at least 12 people at my Food, Inc. screening. The Expert and I reheated some in the oven for dinner the next day using the following method:

Preheat the oven to 400F. If you have a metal cooling rack, place a sheet of foil over a baking sheet and add the rack above it. This will allow air to circulate below the slices to make them more crisp, but if you don't have one you can put the slices directly on the foil. Bake for 10-15 minutes.

A toaster oven will work well too, and you can always microwave the slices on a paper towel if you're at work and don't have access to an oven device. One large slice at most New York pizza places I know of is around $3.00, so about the same price for half an organic pizza for lunch doesn't sound too bad to me! That might depend on your opinion of microwaved pizza though, but you can always just eat it cold!

Other ideas for using the remaining ingredients: I made an awesome pea soup with some of the leftover Italian sausage and onions by using the recipe on the back of a package of Goya split peas, substituting the sausage for ham hocks.

You could also whip up a loaf of no knead bread with the extra flour and yeast and make a killer ham sandwich with all that leftover ham. But considering the price, I prefer to chop it into topping sized bites and freeze each serving in individual zip top bags for the next time I'm making ham and pineapple pizza. It should defrost on the counter in the same amount of time it takes for the dough to rise!

1 comment:

  1. hm, lots of leftovers eh? maybe your pizza wasn't as delicious as you claim it was!

    just kidding obviously.

    but the leftovers would be significantly less if forno and i had been invited.