It was in Chicago, the weather was 72 and sunny and everything went right. Everything. Literally. Flawless. Of course a 2-year engagement and a bride as organized as myself (though, that trait seems to have expired), was sure to come up with somewhat of an acceptable event. Sigh. Good job, self.
Last year for our first anniversary, we were living in Tulsa. My parents had driven from Chicago to Tulsa with the top layer of our wedding cake. Somehow, some way…it arrived. Somewhat in one piece. But very tasty. A little soggy from a long defrost, but hey…it’s tradition.
And last year’s anniversary dinner was much unlike this year’s. It was refined, and expensive, and…my choice. So this year, I opted for something on the simple side…and something that was more in line with husband’s favorite foods.
3/4 cup flour 3/4 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. dried oregano 3/4 cup fat-free milk 1 egg, lightly beaten 4 oz. part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded (about 1 cup) 4 oz. turkey pepperoni, quartered (about 1 cup) 1/2 cup pizza sauce (homemade or store-bought) 2 Tbsp. fresh basil, finely diced.
Preheat oven to 375 F. Grease a 24-cup mini muffin pan. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and oregano; whisk in the milk and egg. Stir in the mozzarella and pepperoni; let stand for 10 minutes.
Stir the batter and divide among the mini-muffin cups. Bake until puffed and golden, 20 to 25 minutes.
Warm the pizza sauce, then stir in 1 tablespoon basil. Sprinkle the puffs with the remaining 1 tablespoon basil. Serve the puffs with the pizza sauce for dipping. Yield: 24 pizza puffs.
Nutrition Information (per pizza puff): 44 calories; 1.5 g. fat; 18 mg. cholesterol; 159 mg. sodium; 3.7 g. carbohydrate; 0.1 g. fiber; 3.8 g. protein
Result: Happy husband! Not that I’m surprised, I mean…pepperoni pizza puffs? 44 calories each? A splurge on the sodium, but worth it! Fun finger food, and cute as could be Great as an appetizer or light entree that can be paired with something else, if desired. Easy, too! Enjoy!
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As disappointing as Monday mornings are, this weekend was wonderful. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect, I got to play hockey, and go to the farmer’s market for opening week…eat meals outside, grade papers in the sun, plant flowers, and herbs and vegetables! And today, brings the stormy weather again, so it makes it a lot easier to be indoors all day and night, that’s for sure.
Happy Anniversary, Mr. Prevention. Not that you’ll read this, but just know you mean the world to me!
Question: Anniversary meal — dine in or dine out?
Have a great week! Look out for a killer menu!