Well, pizza day was a success!! (except for the burn on my arm that happened unloading a pizza from the oven. ouch!)
I made my own personal little pizza and saved it to eat for lunch at home since it was ready at around 9:30 this morning. I put sauce, about a half cup of cheese, sliced tomatoes and basil on it and it tasted amazing!!! It was really quite small. The dough only weighed about 4.5 ounces, so cooked, it was probably 4 ounces of pizza dough….which made about a six inch pizza. But…it was perfect for lunch and I ate every last crumb!!! We also finished our bread puddings and made a wonderful herb foccacia bread. There was MAJOR crumb eating, spoon licking going on today….we made plated presentations with creme anglaise, raspberry sauce and our bread pudding. And you know what that means…..tasting a little sauce here and there, eating little bits of bread pudding that fell off the presentation…..oh, and I ate an orange I brought from home. Needless to say, I’m quite full now but that’s good because my mom and I aren’t going to dinner until 8:00 tonight. I’ll still need a snack later, I’m sure!
OKAY. I might be wayyy off in estimating the calories of my mini-pizza but the way I see it, it was 4 ounces of bread, 1/4 cup tomato sauce, 1/2 cup whole milk mozz. cheese and some tomato slices. All that should add up to only around 514 calories. And, I really don’t feel stuffed or more full than I do every other day with my normal sandwiches. I think this pizza is lower in calories because: a) NO oil was used at all b) I monitored the cheese amount c) no meat was on it d) it’s tiny!!!
I’m dying to get to all your comments and questions right now but unfortunately I NEED to get on the road because I’m supposed to meet my mom soon! I promise I will get to them later on! 🙂