Weekly WI and Party Pizza Friday!

So I’ve tried the last flavor of new Chobani, Passion Fruit, and I think its my favorite of the three, although the blood orange is a close second.  My fruit parfait: strawberries (0), blackberries (0), yogurt (3), 1/4 cup granola in between (3).  Breakfast comes in at 3 points.

My office had an impromptu lunch yesterday, so I didn’t run at lunch.  While pizza was ordered (you all know how I loves my pizza!) I stuck with the plan and had my 8 point taco salad.  I didn’t take a picture of it because we were eating lunch in our conference room, but thanks to Google images! 😀

Except mind didn’t have any black olives! 😀

Can someone explain to me why Friday afternoons are the slowest work afternoon? I wanted it to be 5:00 so bad because guess what Tony wanted for dinner? PIZZA! 

Not just any pizza – he was flipping channels the other day and Michael Chiarello was making a pizza with potato and pancetta.  You all know I could have pizza every day, so I jumped on this band wagon.  Try as I might, I couldn’t find the recipe online, so we adapted a similar recipe from Guy Fieri.  Remember when I was Guy Fieri for Halloween?  This picture still makes me laugh out loud!

I already had pizza dough in my fridge, so I took it out and let it come to room temperature for about 20 minutes.

I love pizza dough that’s been in the fridge – it develops so many flavors.

Potato and Pancetta Pizza (makes 1, 14 inch pizza)

  • 1 ball of pizza dough (about 8 ounces for a 14 inch pizza)
  • 1 cup Yokon Gold potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus some for brushing
  • 4 ounces of pancetta, diced
  • 1/3 cup diced red pepper (my side)
  • 6 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated pecorino romano cheese
  • basil (my side)
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice and lime zest  didn’t have limes so I used lemon juice and zest (sprinkled over my side)

Preheat oven to 450.

Bring a pot of water to boil and add salt.  Add three potatoes to the pot and cook just until the potatoes are tender, but not fully cooked – about 8-10 minutes.  Remove the potatoes from the water and place on a paper towel to dry and cool.  Once cool enough to slice into 1/4 inch thickness.

While the potatoes are cooking, cook the pancetta over medium heat, until most of the fat has rendered out and its crispy.  Drain on a paper towel.

Roll out the dough to desired thickness.  Place the sliced potatoes on top of the pizza, so that the entire surface is covered.  Drizzle with olive oil over the top of the potatoes and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, just until the potatoes start to brown.

Remove the pizza from the oven, sprinkle with the cooked pancetta, peppers, red pepper flakes (the peppers are my side only!) and top with both cheeses.  Place the pizza back in the oven and cook for about 7 more minutes until all the cheese has melted and the top of the pizza begins to brown.

Garnish with black pepper and chopped basil.  Let the pizza sit for a couple minutes before cutting – drizzle with lime juice and lime zest. (lemon juice and zest)  Cut, serve, and unbutton your pants. 😀

Pancetta is very salty, especially when you crisp it up, so that’s why I didn’t season the potatoes.

I scored this chunk of pecorino romano cheese for $3.30!

I ended up mixing rosemary and lemon zest for my side of the pizza – I actually loved the citrus notes.

Can you tell which side of the pizza is mine?

I only had two pieces 😀

So I was right about my WI – it was a wash:

The running saved me this week.  Turns out I can’t have Fritos in the house!  I did my fair share of undocumented snacking this past week, so my mantra this week?

If I bite it, I must write it!

Some of the items on my menu next week:

Nicole from Prevention RD: chicken marsala (one of Tony’s favorites!)

Mellissa from I breathe . . . I’m hungry:  corned beef and cauliflower hash.  (um, yes please!

Tony and I were talking about our filipino health care nurse and we both agreed we’d never had any type of filipino cuisine.

As luck would have it, my store has pork stew meat for $1.99 cents so I’ll be making Binagoongan Pork Adobo from Gio at The Hungry Giant.

What’s on your menu this week?  Hope you have a great Saturday!

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10 thoughts on “Weekly WI and Party Pizza Friday!

  1. 0.2 is not a wash, it’s a loss! That pizza sounds amazing…I love pancetta 🙂 And lemon 🙂 I’m easy to please…love pizza! I hope you guys enjoy the chicken marsala recipe!! Enjoy your weekend, Biz!

  2. Hahahahaha! Love the Guy Fieri picture. The pizza patata e panchetta sounds and looks pretty awesome, too. And you scored a loss at your WI. Sounds like a pretty good weekend at your house.

  3. It’s still a loss Biz! I should have bought the passion fruit Chobani, I did try the blood orange and liked it…but I’m still partial to the peach.

    Have a great weekend!

  4. Good for you for sticking to the plan! There are totally things I can’t have in the house either. Or I have to mentally note them as Josh’s and not allow myself to touch them! The pizza looks gorg. I am making some orange soy brussels soon that I’m very excited about

  5. Love Chobani! Your pizza looks sooo good!

  6. Ha, love that Guy pic!! I can’t have potato chips in the house, no will power.
    I tried the Chobani passion fruit and I just love it, really like the pomegranate too!
    Have a great weekend!!! 🙂

  7. The only Filipino dishes I’ve had are lumpia and chicken adobo. Both are delish! I’ve never had adobo with pork before, but that could only make it that much more amazing.

    Have a great weekend, Biz!

  8. Nicely done my friend – it’s a loss! YIPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

    I just went grocery shopping, online – and it will be delivered tomorrow – so I have the whole week planned full of comfort food – beef stew, meatloaf, kielbasa & beans, spaghetti with turkey meatballs, breakfast for dinner….etc. Easy stuff I don’t have to hover over poor P/D while he cooks or that Wallene can whip up.

    Now, about these parfaits missy pants. I am HOOKED. I don’t have your luscious granola, but I made due with the bare naked brand. And we had peaches with Chobani peach yogurt too. OMFG. Up next is the pomegranete [sp? brain fart] flavor. I swear they give me such energy. Thank you, thank you!

    Now I must go relax. My fingers are tired. Most busy [bizzy] day. Enjoy your weekend.

  9. A loss is a loss! Good job. I know what you mean about having certain things in the house. Sometimes I’m no good until the package is gone then I can move on. That’s why I don’t keep too many snacks around.

    When I lived in Mozambique I used to buy bags of passion fruit for probably the equivalent of a dollar and sit under my mango tree with my neighbor and eat them until our bellies hurt. They are sooooo good! I could only find them once a year for a short time though. I have yet to see the Chobani passion fruit. I’ll keep my eye out.

  10. I have to remember the corned beef & cauliflower hash recipe for next month after St. Paddy’s day! 😀

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