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Monday, July 27, 2015

Margarita Pizza with Balsamic Drizzle

The classic margarita pizza with a sweet surprise!  
This one comes together in a snap, especially when you take the shortcut I did.

margarita pizza with balsamic drizzle (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

There was a day last week when the husband was traveling....so like any wife {I think?} I made everything he doesn't really care for in the span of about 12 hours.

Which basically means everything he doesn't qualify as a meal.

Meal #1 - the greatest sandwich in the world, the B.L.T.  No one else in my family understands the deliciousness of this sandwich.  I had picked my first garden tomato earlier in the day, we had leftover bacon, my toaster was still working {it has since died a slow miserable death...please send me a toaster...anyone} and we had, lettuce and mayo. 

Consider me SOLD.  I had a superb B.L.T. for lunch that day.  All by myself.  It was awesome.

Meal #2 - the classic, original margarita pizza.  My family would eat this if I gave it to them, but they would probably rant and rave about "nothing being on the pizza" and then I would get annoyed and it would all be ruined.

They do not understand a good thin crust, a thin amount of sauce, chopped tomatoes, fresh basil or the sweet, sweet sauce.

So this was my dinner.

Again, alone.

margarita pizza with balsamic drizzle (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

Please don't feel sorry for me.  I truly enjoyed each of these meals, even if I was eating them by myself {honestly though, the 14 month old LOVED the pizza}.

Sometimes you just have to make what you want, when you want it, you know?

And another thing.

I bought a store bought crust at the grocery store.  I know.  That is not like me.  I 99.9% of the time make my own pizza dough.  I have mine down to a science, it really is easy {you can find it here}, but I found myself in a moment of weakness at the store the weak prior and it ended up in my cart.

But it's okay.  We all need shortcuts now and then.  And I will officially say I am not ABOVE a store bought crust from here on out.  So flippin' easy to just pull it out of the package.

margarita pizza with balsamic drizzle (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

You guys {and YES, I am talking specially to the guys}, this pizza is delicious.  Give it a chance. The fresh tomato, the melted mozzarella, the basil.....and the sauce!  You just need to take the time the reduce down the balsamic vinegar and make this sauce.

It will clear out your sinuses for SURE while reducing, but it's worth it.

Margarita Pizza with Balsamic Drizzle

1 large fresh garden tomato, diced
4-5 large basil leaves
2 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 c. pizza sauce

1.  Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
2.  In a small sauce pan, add the balsamic vinegar and bring to a boil. Then reduce heat and simmer until vinegar reduces at least by half to a thick, syrupy glaze.
3.  Assemble pizza: crust, sauce, cheese, tomato and freshly torn basil leaves.
4.  Bake directly on the oven rack for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.
5.  Remove from the oven and drizzle the balsamic glaze on top.
6.  Eat while warm {but reheats great as well!}

margarita pizza with balsamic drizzle (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

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