Figs in the Barnyard
Jul. 28, 2009 2:47 pm
Updated: Jan. 19, 2010 12:12 pm
Our part-time boat neighbors left for their Wisconsin home this morning, so last night we had a "clean out the fridge" pizza party. LW and I both had some flatbreads, which are perfect for little pizzas with different toppings.
In my last blog I wrote about some random ingredients I was trying to use for dinner since I only had $2.25 left for the budget-week. We ended up having pasta tossed with bacon and a fried egg on top (weird but really good, and made the week under budget!). Thanks, though, to SweetJam who suggested my fig spread and bacon would make a nice sweet/savory pair in something. So...
One of my favorite mini pizzas from last night was flatbread spread with the fig preserves, topped with marinated green olives, garlic, bacon, and barnyard cheese. I don't know the real name of this cheese, we lost the label a week ago, but insert here your favorite ash-marbled, semi-hard cheese that tastes the way a barnyard smells. T had bought it for some apps a week ago ($16 for half a pound!), and we have (kind of) learned to like it over the course of the week. I am usually not big on the smelly cheese...
Anyway, paired with the fig and the bacon it was fabulous! We also made some veg-friendly pizzas for our veg neighbors, most notably tomato with our fresh basil and oregano. Our basil is a monster- given to us by a friend who is magical with basil- and I am hoping it will withstand the constant sun on the boat. I've had my oregano for a while, and it's been a trooper.
So far for the budget this week: Sunday, pizzas and wine ($18.36), Monday, more pizzas ($0), and tonight is Moist Garlic Chicken (in the microwave- try it, you will like it!) with cabbage and carrots, and Slow Cooker Stuffing ($10.37). The departing neighbors left us with some random leftover groceries, so there should be some cheap meals this week!!