Bacon-date-Gorgonzola-pear Flat bread

by Sara on February 14, 2012

It would be out of character for my mom and I to go a day with out talking about food.  While my sister and my dad and I were out snowboarding on Saturday she was taking a trip to Whole Foods to pick up some wheat seed (so I could grow wheat grass!) among other things.

At thanksgiving I introduced her to the goodness that is bacon wrapped dates, and this weekend she introduced me to the goodness that is bacon, dates, Gorgonzola cheese, and pears.  On pizza.  She didn’t make it for me, but we spent a great deal of time discussing what delicious ingredients to mix together on a flat bread and I literally could not wait to get home and make some.

She sent me home with a pear, and some pre-made pizza dough (I really wish the grocery stores down here would get on board with selling pizza dough) and Ralph picked up some turkey bacon and Gorgonzola and while he was at the gym I went to work.

Most of the time when I cook, I don’t follow much of a recipe, so here’s how I went about putting this heavenly dish together.  Split the dough in half, and stretch each one out into a flat circle on a round pizza pan.  I wanted to use my pizza stone, so I popped that into the oven and then pre-heated the oven to 415 degrees.  Brush the entire crust with olive oil, and sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese (about three handfuls), followed by a sprinkle of Gorgonzola (3-4 tablespoons).  Before any of the real assembling, I prepped the rest of my ingredients – pitted and chopped the dates, cored and sliced the pear (very thinly), and cooked and chopped the bacon.

Each Pizza got 4 slices of bacon, about 1/2 cup chopped dates, and 1/2 of the sliced pear.  Top with more mozzarella and more Gorgonzola and bake!  Again, because I’m a weird cook, I don’t time things.  I check the crust to see when it starts getting brown, and then slide it off the pan onto the pizza stone until the bottom is nice and crispy.

It took extreme amounts of willpower to resist eating the ENTIRE thing.  Thankfully I had to share with Ralph and save leftovers for lunch today.

cheesy, bacon-y goodness

 

Because of the busy hectic crazy weekend I wasn’t able to get in my long run like I planned, and I pushed it to Yesterday instead.  Four miles on the treadmill wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be, and my new strategy for making time go by quickly is listening to the same song on repeat for an entire mile.  New mile, new song.  And in a way it made each mile go by a little bit faster.

Do you have a trick for making long runs on the treadmill go by faster?  Do you ever make a dinner so amazing you cannot WAIT until the next day (or next meal) to eat it again? (I do that way too often)

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