Tuesday, July 30

Fresh (Greek Pita Pizza)

So...it's been a while.  

First, we remodeled our kitchen (yay!) and I wasn't able to cook or bake for almost 12 weeks. 

Then, I had a beautiful new kitchen.

Then, I woke up one morning to take the exam to get certified to administer chemotherapy.  This is a certification that I've wanted to get since I started nursing school.  A friend from work and I took the class together, driving up to North Jersey to this tiny little community hospital and sitting in a freezing cold room with no windows through boring lectures about side effects and IV access and tumor lysis syndrome.  And on the morning of the last day of the class when we were to sit for the exam, I took another test of my own.  

Turns out, we have a Hennebaby 2.0 on the way!!

Super exciting.  However, this pregnancy seems to be identical to my first pregnancy, which means another episode of extreme morning sickness.  (Actually, hyperemesis gravidarum, but that's a whole other rant.)  So add to that another 12 weeks of no cooking, 8 weeks of which I couldn't set foot in my brand spanking new kitchen without getting sick.

Thankfully, that all seems to have abated for a while.  Now that I can stomach food again, and that it's summertime, full of fresh produce and eating on the deck and chasing around a toddler, I'm constantly on the look out for easy, healthy meals I can throw together with one hand while pushing around toy cars with the other.  

Chase likes to help in the new kitchen!

These Greek Pita Pizzas came from a bunch of things I just happened to have in the fridge and the pantry.  They were light and filling, the perfect summer lunch or dinner.  I had roasted red pepper hummus, and I made sure to use pasteurized feta.  Obviously, you could add whatever toppings you want, maybe red onions and sweet peppers.  Make them your own!  Just be sure to make them.

Greek Pita Pizza
(a Girl, Dog, & Oven original)

1 piece pita bread
2 tablespoons hummus
2 tablespoons chopped red peppers
1 tablespoon chopped cucumber
1 tablespoons chopped kalamata olives
2 tablespoons crumbled feta

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Lay the pita on a cookie sheet.  Spread with hummus, top with the veggies and sprinkle with the cheese.  Bake at 400 degrees for 7-9 minutes, until warmed throughout.  Enjoy!

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