Picture this: you are at work at the office, it is lunch time…
the weather outside is frightful,
the cafeteria has the same ole’ stuff which after umpteen years is getting monotonous!
The salad bar is a garden of browned edged ice berg lettuce and a few slices of cucumber and one last cherry tomato.
And the grill cook is that grumpy dude/dudette with the opaque colored hair net that doesn’t quite get all the wispy/stray hairs under the cap and you wonder what is the purpose of the hairnet…
… who scowls at you, as you look over the same menu hoping to find something just a little bit different
….you think about the PB&J you left on the counter at home.
You did bring left overs from home
…and you put the lidded container of 3 day old chop suey next to some one else’s open container of mac and cheese that is beginning to look like a science project the in the company fridge.
You open the door to the fridge and quickly close the door of the fridge….thinking what is a girl to do?
Oh sure, you could go out and brave the elements. It certainly would not be the first time you ran in the rain or slushed through the snow for lunch.
Sooooooo how about Pizza?
In a cup!
Yep, we have all seen the quick recipes for cake in a cup, but how about pizza in a cup.
Of course, thinking of pizza in a cup is not going to help you on this particular day, but you can plan for it tomorrow because you more than likely have all the ingredients in your pantry at home.
Do a trial run for that quick snack or meal at home tonight. You know when you don’t have much time and you have to get to the soccer game or the book club?
There are many different recipes floating around in cyberspace but the ingredients are basically the same. Just the toppings are different.
Here is how it works:
Add all dry ingredients to your microwaveable cup
Add milk and olive oil and mix well
spoon on tomato sauce, herbs, cheese and pepperoni
Microwave for a little over a minute…microwaves vary
Eat and enjoy!
If you are planning on making this at work, you can use plastic baggies for dry, wet ingredients and toppings. I would suggest buying a small carton of milk and either drinking it with your pizza or storing the carton in the fridge.
Hey, my friends….it is something different and it really does taste like a quick pizza.
Does it replace that ole wood fired pizza from your favorite pizza place?
No, but it is a quick solution to lunch, snack or even dinner at home on those busy nights when you just don’t have time to cook.
Blessings and hugs
- 4 tablespoons all purpose flour
- 1/8 teaspoon baking powder (I used a pinch)
- 1/16 teaspoon baking soda (I used a pinch)
- 1/8 teaspoon salt (I used a dash)
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon marinara sauce (I used a squirt of tomato sauce in a tube)
- 1 tablespoon shredded mozzarella cheese (or a little more if you prefer)
- 5 mini pepperoni (or full sized pepperoni cut into fourths)
- 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian herbs (or use oregano)
- Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together in a large microwavable mug, being sure to scrape the sides well
- Add the milk and oil (it doesn't have to be copletely smooth)
- Spoon on the marinara/tomato sauce (do not stir it in)
- Sprinkle on the cheese, followed by the oregano and the pepperoni
- Microwave for 1 minute plus about 15 seconds, or until the pizza is all bubbly
- If making this at work, just put all your dry ingredients in a small plastic baggie, the olive oil, oregano and tomato sauce in another...and the pepperoni and cheese in another..Now, the milk could be in another baggie but if you have milk at work for coffee...you could use that. Or be creative and purchase a small carton of milk to eat with your pizza. Just sayin'