Sunday, March 27, 2011

E: Easy Cornmeal Pizza & Pregnancy Update

I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend! I have gotten some sleep and am feeling WAY better! Friday night, we just hung in, had dinner, and caught up on our DVR. Saturday included Body Step, cleaning, and work in the garden & yard (cleaning up the weeds/starting the garden prep & power washing the pollen off the porch). Saturday night was date night. It was wonderful to just catch up with Josh and enjoy some yummy Mexican food.

As I mentioned above, we ate at home on Friday night and had another Friday night dinner success! I have tried to make cornmeal pizza before and it turned out kind of…eh. I adjusted some of the past recipes I’ve used and added a few of my own touches. Here is what I came up with:

Dry Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • ½ cup All Purpose flour
  • ½ cup Whole Wheat flour
  • ½ tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

Wet Ingredients:

  • ½ cup + 2 tablespoons milk
  • ¼ cup canola oil

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Whisk together dry ingredients.

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Add in wet ingredients and mix well, mixture will be sticky.

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Spray a baking dish or pan heavily with non-stick spray. Press mixture into the bottom of the pan using the back of a spatula/spoonula to spread it thin. Bake for ~12 minutes and remove from oven. Top with pizza sauce and desired topping. Return to oven until cheese is melted or toppings are cooked through (~8-10 minutes).

Josh’s portion was topped with pepperoni, jalapenos, artichokes and mozzarella cheese:

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Mine was loaded with veggies (parsnips, yellow squash and bell peppers):

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This was super delicious! And made enough for leftovers!

Pregnancy Update: Week 22-

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IMG_1679   Every day beyond the halfway mark makes the whole thing feel more and more real! I’m freaking out a little bit now about trying to get a nursery setup. We’re hoping to order our crib & changing table today.  I’m still feeling good, proceeding with life as usual :). My Mom bought me the cutest baby bag from Vera Bradley:

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Its perfect! And looks very much like a normal big purse. Love! Thank you Mama!

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What are you up to today? Other than a little more housework, I am teaching Body Pump and hoping to just relax!

40 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Yay! I always love the pregnancy update photos :)

Simply Life said...

wow, I'm so impressed your going to be teaching a class while pregnant! And so happy the pregnancy sounds like it's going well!

TiffersRunsTX said...

You look so amazing, sweetie. I'm not gonna lie: I've rarely seen the "glow" in preggers, but I totally see the glow on you!

I love Vera! <3 Cute bag!

Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said...

You look so great!!

I have a similar bag that I use for my papers!

fitchocoholic said...

Lookin gorgeous! :D
Thanks for the recipe!!!!

Heather (Where's the Beach) said...

High 5's for Pizza Friday and for another successful Friday meal! Sounds like the perfect date night. Love it. Hope you're having a great Sunday!

Lisa said...

Great preggo pics! I am totally sold on that pizza. Yum!

Holly said...

I've never heard of cornmeal pizza before! And I think I might have all of those ingredients.....sounds delicious!

Your maternity clothes are so, so cute! And I LOVE Vera Bradley bags. I want one so badly for all of my work stuff. Love the neutral diaper bag - that is one Josh can use, too. :-)

vanillasugar said...

oh another pizza crust for me to try.
was it good? nice & crispy?
i know i always say this, but you look amazing preggers.

Amelia said...

It's so cool to watch your belly grow!

The cornmeal pizza crust looks yummy. I want to try that but use yeast instead of the baking powder. Did you miss the 'yeasty' flavor at all or did the toppings distract? Great quick meal!

Plans for the day include continuing a research project, finishing touches on a presentation, biochem prep, and Body Pump tonight. :)

Heather said...

I love these Sunday posts!!! You look so fantastic!
I've never had pizza with a cornmeal crust, but it's something I should try b/c we're all fans of pizza and corn! :)

MegSmith @ Cooking.In.College said...

Ooo that pizza looks amazing! Thanks for the pregnancy pics, that bag is awesome, I want one for a purse hehe

Sarah said...

Hot mama! You look fab, and I love the bag. Can't wait to hear what furniture you've selected.

Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete said...

I love the diaper bag!! I had a friend show me hers last night that was sort of similar. I love the fact that diaper bags are actually sleek looking nowadays. Imagine if you were pregnant 5 years ago!!

You are looking great! So beautiful!

Paige said...

Ahhh I love pizza crusts that don't take hours to prepare!
You are stunning as always :)
Love the bag - too cute!!

Corey @ the runners cookie said...

You look more gorgeous every week!! So glad you are feeling good and have gotten some better sleep. I am totally trying that pizza recipe - looks delicious and much easier than dealing with dough!

Christina said...

mmm! i was just looking at a polenta pizza recipe. very similar! you are ADORABLE!!

Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun said...

You seriously look SO GREAT! And your Saturday sounds perfect. I love starting the day with a workout, getting some productive stuff done, then ending with a date night out.

Shannon said...

yes, it's very real, eh? too cute :) happy sunday! lovely pizza, i may have to take your lead this week!

fittingbackin said...

That bag is AWESOME! Perfect. Sounds like you had a great weekend and that pizza base is SO smart. Love the pics- you look fabulous and i'm glad you're feeling better!

Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean said...

you're suck a cute pregnant lady :) cornmeal pizza sounds delicious!

Laural (bhealthier) said...

that bag is fantastic! you look gorgeous as usual! sounds like a great weekend!

Campinggirl said...

The bag is awesome! I would totally use that as a tote for work plus it's not girly so your husband can carry it without feeling silly :)

Stephanie @cookinfanatic said...

Jalapenos on pizza, oh yes please! And look at you girl, it's definitely getting real now and I'm so excited for you guys! Your baby bump looks awesome, I hope I look that good when I get pregnant one day :)

Autumn@Good Eats Girl said...

This pizza sounds awesome! I'm bookmarking this recipe...I want to try it soon! Sounds like everything with baby is going wonderfully!

Maria said...

Glad you had a good weekend. You are looking great my friend! Let me know what crib you decide on. I started looking online and there are SO many! LOVE the bag!

Julie said...

i love your sunday preg updates!! and by the way i love that black top! it looks so cute on you lady :)

your mamma has great style! haha i would have never known that was a baby bag and would totes use it as a regular handbag. haha i actually have a bag that kind of looks like that..maybe it's a baby bag hahaha

enjoy your sunday night girl! hope frankster is feeling better!

BroccoliHut said...

Beautiful pizza! I love that baby bag too--I would use it even as a regular bag!

Bridget said...

LOVE the new baby bag! Very chic mommy ;) I've never had a pizza crust like that but sounds really good and pretty simple since you dont need to use yeast! Love the photos, esp in your heels :)

Trying To Heal said...

that bag is so cute! you are gonna look so cute with it...and the baby of course ;)

Esi said...

Glad you're feeling better and better. I'm sure the freaked out feeling will subside :)

MizFit said...

love the update pics too.
SO SO SO excited for you and, as SL said, in awe of the fact youre still teaching!

Kitchen Belleicious said...

You look so great girl! Love the photos and the bag!

Krista said...

I just love your pregnancy updates! You're looking amazing and I'm glad you got caught up on some sleep...

Natalie said...

love that this crust doesn't need yeast! and you are the cutest preggers ever :)

thehealthyapron said...

such an adorable bump! love it!

RhodeyGirl said...

you look so so gorgeous!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

I love the baby bump!

HealthyDiva said...

You looked SO good too! I never saw baby bump pics of yours! Love it and man time flies, right?!

itzyskitchen said...

You're the sweetest! Its so fun to look back at these pictures now!