I told you things got cool when I moved out of the neighborhood. Tonight was everything I love most about summer: friends, dancing, music, wine, pizza….so many happy faces and good times. It’s what it’s all about, people, that’s for sure.
The boy and I headed to Murphy-Goode anticipating a huge party….
We brought it. And owned it. What’s better than sitting outside with great people, drinking great wine and eating pizza? I can’t even believe I was sitting at the same spot almost a year ago.
That’s what I have to say about that!
We picked up a mushroom pizza with truffle oil and an arugula pizza with prosciutto from Bovolo across the street:
They were both….interesting. I had two slices of the mushroom along with some vino vino:
I loved the flavor of this pizza, but a) am not a fan of pizzas without red sauce and b) was not a fan of the crust. It more resembled old cardboard if you know what I mean. Because I was a baker in my past life, it’s all about the crust to me. I like the rich, chewy, doughy crusts….not the thin, cardboard, cracker-like crusts. I need something I can sink my teeth into!
This was not that.
But I still ate some because I was hungry and it was topped with truffle oil and goat cheese.
I was still haaaangry an hour later when I got home and knew there was only one thing to do…
I know these aren’t all natural or anything like that and they’re full of ingredients that I cannot pronounce for the life of me, but gosh darnnit these are good. I ate one in the bathtub and it was so good I contemplated another. But then I decided to just drink some seltzer and call it a night.
Melissa @ For the Love of HealthJune 29, 2010 at 9:24 pm
great pizza + great wine = amazing
Coco @ Opera Girl CooksJune 29, 2010 at 9:24 pm
Ice cream in the bathrub! Rockin’.
Lisa (bakebikeblog)June 29, 2010 at 9:27 pm
oooh I agree that chewy soft pizza crust is a must! I am still tryinig to perfect a wheat-free version that meets those criteria!
KellieJune 29, 2010 at 9:28 pm
I like the skinny cow icecream too. I really like their icecream cups. So good.
HeatherJune 29, 2010 at 9:39 pm
i love those skinny cow things! so it goes…sometimes treats don’t always mean a banana 🙂
AnnaJune 29, 2010 at 9:42 pm
I have a thing for Cool Whip. Cool Whip Free. And I can’t pronounce anything on that ingredient list other than high-fructose corn syrup. Sometimes I hurl a large dollop on top of some organic strawberries from the Farmer’s Market, and while this may be the most hypocritical thing I could do, my taste buds make me think otherwise.
I may have to go pick up a box of those and spend some time with it in my own bathtub.
AmandaJune 29, 2010 at 9:42 pm
There is no shame in a skinny cow! Those things rock! I love the sandwiches!
Alyson @ Nourished FitnessJune 29, 2010 at 9:44 pm
This truly sounds/looks (yeah that pizza.. drooling!) like the perfect day to me!
Kerri BethJune 29, 2010 at 9:55 pm
Truffle oil makes everything yummy.
KazJune 29, 2010 at 10:17 pm
Sounds like a wonderful evening! 😀
Becki @ HikeBikeEatJune 29, 2010 at 10:26 pm
You could do an entire series called: Things I Eat in the Bathtub. That might attract some creepers though… :-/
Freya @ Brit Chick RunsJune 29, 2010 at 11:30 pm
I don’t think any type of crust could charm me to pizza…I just don’t like it ;P
BrittanyJune 30, 2010 at 12:11 am
Hey you know what, can’t eat natural-organic-“clean” ALL the time, that’d drive you batty. I absolutely love the skinny cow white mint truffle bars, TO DIE FORRRRR. I have maybe one a week, haven’t had any adverse affects just yet 😉
Jessica @ How Sweet It IsJune 30, 2010 at 3:28 am
We love the Skinny Cow treats! My husband goes through them like socks.
alexe @ soyaetchocolatJune 30, 2010 at 3:28 am
Eating ice cream in the bathtub? Why didn’t I think of that? Pure genius…
M.June 30, 2010 at 3:30 am
I love that you eat like a “normal” person and just go for a treat when ya feel like it. Sometimes I feel I could never match some of the other blogger’s workout and intense discipline on what food enters their body.You are obviously disciplined in your own way(hey you wrote a book and are self employed for the most part!I am self employed yet find discipline soooo hard!)
Your mornings do seem pretty mellow and nice though-with nice brekkies and journey to gym etc.Do you work in the mornings in general or how do you break up your work hours?(I have trouble with this issue myself to be honest!)
Ciao from another self employed gal!
Cassie @ Tasteful TalesJune 30, 2010 at 3:57 am
Your def right… life is about the people around you! Looks like a great night… and no worries a skinny cow no and then is needed 😉
sarah (this is it)June 30, 2010 at 4:00 am
Love pizza paired with wine! The thin crust reminds me of what I ate in Italy last summer and we always got a bottle of wine with it–great for a hot day at lunch time!
The Skinny Cow ice cream reminds me of the name for an ice cream sandwich popular with my coworkers…”300 lb Gorilla.” Sometimes I giggle and I wonder about that phrase you are what you eat when it comes to 300 lb gorilla sandwiches! 🙂
Nora@LifeLifeEatRightJune 30, 2010 at 4:02 am
gooddddneessss!!! Looks like great pizza and wine. I’ll admit it…I have a few skinny cow mint truffle bars in my freezer…and ice cream sandwiches. I never post them bc I know they are awful for me but I agree some time girl just needs fake-ice cream bars!
style'nJune 30, 2010 at 4:15 am
doesn’t get much better than wine and pizza. love your blog-following you on twitter now!
CaraJune 30, 2010 at 4:18 am
Everyone deserves an icecream once and a while…thought I think my “once in a while” happens more than it should 🙂
Jil @ Peace, Love & MunchiesJune 30, 2010 at 4:34 am
Those skinny cow cones are so good! and that’s too bad that the pizza wasn’t all that great…it’s pretty though! haha
diana@mymarbleryeJune 30, 2010 at 4:36 am
the chocolate in those cones are what makes it the perfect last bite!! BTW I only recently tried something with truffle oil…BLEW MY MIND. yum.
JennyJune 30, 2010 at 4:39 am
Skinny Cow in the bath?! Never even thought of that!
Sara @ myfancytuna.blogspot.comJune 30, 2010 at 4:42 am
Ice cream = delicious. Good choice. 🙂
Diana @ frontyardfoodieJune 30, 2010 at 4:44 am
Your bathtub habits are getting out of control! Now that my belly is a built in table though I might start considering eating there. I mean, what’s better than being cozy in the tub?
Kristin (Salty Tooth)June 30, 2010 at 4:59 am
You had me at truffle oil.
A Teenage Gourmet (Sami)June 30, 2010 at 5:19 am
Goodness Jenna! Your life is so beautiful. And kudos for indulging at a healthy level. 😉
Tracey @ I'm Not SuperhumanJune 30, 2010 at 5:28 am
You ate one in the bathtub? Ha ha! That’s great. I’m with you, Skinny Cow may not be all natural or anything but they’re still made of awesomeness.
ChristenaJune 30, 2010 at 5:32 am
Yep, sometimes a Skinny Cow is necessary.
I’m jealous of the delicious-looking pizzas you eat — even though you said these particular two weren’t that great. I live in Tuscaloosa, AL, and if there is any place that offers unique and different/interesting pizzas I do not know about it. Boo.
Tammy (Defining Wellness)June 30, 2010 at 5:33 am
I won’t sue you if you don’t sue me . . . many times over. Those cones are fantastic.
Lindsay @ Summit SandwichesJune 30, 2010 at 5:34 am
I love Skinny Cow even though the ingredient list is somewhat suspect. Sometimes, as you said, a girl’s just gotta have some ice cream! I just picked up some of their mint chocolate chip ice cream sandwiches a few days ago the store. That’s definitely my favorite flavor…and for only 140 calories? I’ll take it!
Kelly @ Healthy Living With KellyJune 30, 2010 at 5:41 am
What a fun night. So…do we ever get to see/meet “the boy?”
OK ChickJune 30, 2010 at 5:47 am
Sounds like a fun night! I too, love Skinny Cow! Their ice cream sandwiches are great.
foodandfarmJune 30, 2010 at 5:56 am
what do you think about organic wines? and do they use the word “undevined” when it comes to wine in CA?
eatmoveloveJune 30, 2010 at 6:00 am
I admire your ability to stop at one.
And yeah , those crusts look interesting.
I’m ALL about the RED Sauce too – on anything and everything…with cheese…
KristenJune 30, 2010 at 6:04 am
I am completely the opposite about crusts! Love those thin, crackers, perfect foils for delicious toppings. Pizetta in San Francisco is one of my faves. I have just started reading your blog, Jenna, and I have a question about the oatmeal: in what way do you add egg whites? Mixed in before cooking? I have found oatmeal to be the perfect food before a tennis match, topped with bananas. Just bought some almond butter to try, cuz I’m not a big PB fan. Curious about the eggs. Thanks!
The Rabbit RunnerJune 30, 2010 at 6:21 am
those skinny cow ice cream sammies are pretty darn good – have you tried their truffle bars? so good 🙂
love the pizza, but i like a thick crust too!
MMillerJune 30, 2010 at 6:26 am
So funny Jenna! My sister-in-Law gives my nephews ice cream cones in the bathtub at night! Even just popsicles! No problem getting the kids in the tub, and easy cleanup! I love white pizza! Usually with spinach! And I have never tried truffle oil! And remember Everything in moderation! Those Skinny Cow treats are just fine!
Beth @ DiningAndDishingJune 30, 2010 at 6:59 am
I agree with you that thicker, chewy crusts are waaaayy better! I hate how most “fancy” pizzas these days are on super thin, cripsy crusts. That is just not pizza to me! However, I will eat pretty much anything drizzled with truffle oil. Best thing in the WORLD 🙂
Jessica @ The Process of HealingJune 30, 2010 at 7:06 am
I wish we had take out pizza that looks like THAT! But I have to agree with you, it’s allllll about the crust.
Anne @ Food Loving Polar BearaJune 30, 2010 at 7:11 am
Those pizzas look so good 🙂
Courtney (Pancakes & Postcards)June 30, 2010 at 7:17 am
Pizza looks tasty but I can see what you mean. Personally, I am probably the least sophisticated person ever when it comes to pizza and love a nice thick crust dripping with grease… yum. And I LOVE skinny cow!!! SO good. Its okay. No judging.
Amber K @ sparkpeopleJune 30, 2010 at 8:46 am
I am TOTALLY with you on pizza. My husband and I call thin crust pizza “cracker pizza.” It’s not actual pizza, it is toppings on a cracker!
I want PIZZA. Nice, thick, and chewy!
TiffanyJune 30, 2010 at 8:58 am
Sounds like you had an amazing night! Glad you’re enjoying yourself =)
I definitely know what you mean regarding pizza crust. For a good year while I was on a self-imposed, ridiculous diet and deprived myself of pizza. When I did allow myself to have it, it would only be thin crust and it wasn’t worth the “indulgence”!
Yum Skinny Cow. is 9am too early to partake in some? Totally eying the box.
Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble)June 30, 2010 at 9:47 am
Sometimes you’ve got to eat the Skinny cow, processed or not 😀
Stacie @ Imperfectly HealthyJune 30, 2010 at 9:52 am
I’m with you on the chemicals and things you can’t pronounce, but dang it, sometimes you want a Skinny Cow ice cream cone in the bath! 🙂
AlyssaJune 30, 2010 at 12:12 pm
Truffle Oil is the bees knees!! When I was in Seattle, they had that stuff on every corner for like $10! In Colorado, it costs ya a good $26 for a small bottle. Eat for me please 🙂
LisaJune 30, 2010 at 3:20 pm
Oh my god I want that pizza!!!!!!
Beyond The TextBookJuly 1, 2010 at 3:15 am
I LOVE that you’ve been eating in the bathtub! genius!