Sorry. So sorry for my long hiatus and absence of posts. I've been sick. And for far too long for a "I'm never sick" kinda gal. And since the Mucinex, Claritin, Advil thing didn't seem to shut my symptoms up, it was to the Doctor I went, followed by the Pharmacy Counter followed by bed rest. For three days. No, really. I'm staring at a legitimate Doctor's Note. While I'm still not in tip-top shape, I'm rooting for this Antibiotic to rid me of this overall feeling of awfulness once and for all.
And ahh, sorry for that unintentional sympathy-fest. Just wanted to clue you all in as to my whereabouts as of late!
Anyhow, needless to say, there wasn't much good eats going on to report about, besides a few bottles of particularly delicious Orange Gatorade and some rotisserie chicken of which I could not tell you what it tasted like. However, on Wednesday Ing wanted to have some friends for dinner and in a dire need to feel and experience some sense of normalcy, I started writing a grocery list and directed the meal into place.
The sun was shining and even if I couldn't sit outside and enjoy it, I sent Ing out to the grill with pizza dough and homemade garlic oil and instructed her to slap 'em on the grill, oil up the other side, close the lid, and let that dough get some seriously handsome grill marks. In the kitchen, I thinly sliced some white onion and zucchini and got ready for my perfectly charred and 3/4 of the way cooked through pizza bases to come inside.
Then they were topped with shredded mozzarella, onion, and zucchini and drizzled with just a touch more garlic oil and into a 400F oven they went as soon as guests arrived to lovingly melt the cheese and soften the vegetables just a tad. Out of the oven, they were sprinkled with plenty of fresh basil, mint, and dollops of fresh ricotta.
I'm not sure a lovelier Springtime meal (for lunch or dinner) exists. And for what it's worth, I could actually taste it. Enjoy it. Shower in the sensation of fresh, vibrant flavors.