Three seconds after I had filled my belly with the morning’s eggs and toast, wiped my mouth and pushed my plate away, my husband inquires, “What do you want for supper?” I find this the worst possible time to ask someone what they want for supper, because the obvious answer is something along the lines of: who cares about supper, I just ate breakfast, how can you possibly be thinking about food at a time like this? But he is thinking about food, because my husband is all about the groceries. He walked into the kitchen, opened the freezer and began rattling off possibilities: beef fajitas, chicken, tenderloin, or pizza. I chose pizza.
Tonight was pizza night at the J&A Chicken Ranch. But it ain’t your ordinary pizza. We forewent greasy pepperoni slathered in tomato sauce and instead made a dreamy homemade pizza. It’s a recipe for Potato Leek Pizza from the Pioneer Woman.
I know what you’re thinking. Potatoes? On a pizza?
Listen folks, don’t knock it till you try it.
The recipe is in her cookbook, which is really worth buying, but the recipe is also plastered all over the internet. Having this silly, nilly blog, I do consider copyright laws on occasion. Also I’ve never broken a law in my life, especially copyright laws. Being a teacher, you must know I would never, ever copy something wrongfully. Not a lesson. Not a test. Not a book. Not my bottom on the Xerox machine. Never.
Plus, I would hate for Ree Drummond to sue me for my chickens and oyster shell, therefore I am choosing not to post her recipe. But bend an ear to me. Closer. A little closer.
me whispering in your ear: If you really want it, just google it.
It’s a magical combination of
leeks (white parts only)
fresh mozzarella, parmesan, and goat cheese
There’s probably a special section in heaven where angels sing Odes to cheese.
You layer it all together,
stick it in the oven,
and *presto* instant happiness.
We don’t make our own crust. We’re just not that talented around here. But I’m sure with a homemade pizza crust, it would be absolutely out of this world. If you’re ever in the mood for interesting flavors and something completely different from your average run of the mill pizza, then you should try this.
Then after your belly is good and stuffed, carry the green tops from the leeks and leftover potatoes outside. Throw a little in the compost pile, and the rest to the chickens.
They deserve it.