When, the other day, my son came into the kitchen and asked, “What’s for dinner?” while I stood with the fridge open, I replied, “I don’t know. I was just going to make something up.”
In less than an hour we were at the table eating dinner.
As soon as I said, “I was just going to make something up,” I realized I should grab the camera so I could blog about how I went about it.
Earlier that week I had cooked a turkey that had been in the freezer since Thanksgiving, so I had a dish full of cooked turkey meat.
I had already made a broccoli-rice-turkey the night before, so I needed something different.
Earlier I had thought about making a white pizza with turkey instead of chicken, with the directions in Simplified Dinners (yes, it really is the method and resource I do use a majority of the time myself). But, I hadn’t started early enough to get a pizza dough going. However, I did have some flatbread I’d made a few weeks before and frozen. So I pulled those out of the freezer.
Turkey. Flatbread. Pizza lurking in my mind. Pre-grated mozzarella cheese and a red pepper in the fridge. Let’s just run with it.
Dinner on the fly
I made a quick white sauce, because I knew the flatbread and turkey would be dry with only cheese. I used the recipe for pizza white sauce in Simplified Dinners, and chopping the onion was the longest step.
While I made the sauce, I set that inquisitive son to slicing a red pepper.
I set out the breads on a baking sheet with a Silpat, layered the ingredients like a pizza, and stuck it in the oven on broil.
I had an extra tomato, so I diced that up for a garnish.
I forgot to set a timer.
I smelled something about 5 minutes later and ran to pull out dinner before it was completely burnt!
The family all liked them, and said I could add that as a normal dinner plan and not only an “Ack, what can I pull together?!” meal. I love it when that happens.
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