Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Also known as… the best pizza ever made. Seriously, I make a lot of pizza, and a lot of it is really good… but this pizza? THE BEST. It is based on a pizza that B and I had for the first time at Mellow Mushroom in Atlanta when visiting our good friends. Turns out that Mellow Mushroom is a chain and there is one in Columbus… but we actually like my version better!

To start, boil and shred or chop up some chicken into little pieces (I used 4 chicken breast tenders… this is probably 1 large breast or 2 small ones). I forgot to take a picture of this. Oops. Put the chicken in a bowl and add enough wing sauce coat the chicken really well. You don’t want a dry chicken pizza… and we aren’t using any sauce on the pizza so really lay it on. I think I used about half a cup. We really love Quaker Steak and Lube’s Arizona Ranch sauce… they sell it in the grocery store!! Please excuse my half-chipped off nail polish.
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Also slice some onions really thin and saute them in cooking spray or a little vegetable oil. This is about half a small onion.
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Spray a pizza crust with nonstick cooking spray, and then dump the chicken right on. You don’t need to put any extra sauce on the crust.. don’t want it to be soggy and the sauce from the chicken kind of spreads around.
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Add the cooked onions
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And some banana peppers
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Now add a little ranch… you really don’t need much. I have no idea how much this is because I just squeezed it from the bottle onto the pizza, but I’d bet somewhere around 1/8 cup
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And lastly, some cheese. I don’t know why I use sliced instead of shredded cheese… I think it is what I had on hand the first time I made this and the provolone was so good that I buy this every time now.
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Then just pop it in the oven according to the directions on whatever crust you’re using, and pull it out when it looks like this
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And that’s it! Give it a try… it is SO good. This doesn’t exactly qualify as a diet meal because the sauce, ranch, and cheese kind of ruin it… but this pizza is worth an occasional splurge.

Ingredients:
1 pizza crust
4 chicken tenders
1/2 onion, sliced thin
1/2 cup banana peppers
1/2 cup buffalo wing sauce
1/8 cup ranch
7 slices provolone cheese
cooking spray

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Sounds like Life to me…

Hey I’ve got a blog… weird. I’ve been distracted.

Anyways… heard a song today I really like. Which doesn’t happen all that often because I’m not a huge music person, but I’ve been listening to a lot of country lately and I really liked the lyrics to it… “Sounds like life to me” by Darryl Worley. I won’t post all of the lyrics here, but here is the gist:

Woman calls a guy to go bring her husband (his friend) home from a bar because he’s fallen off the wagon. The husband complains to the friend about all the crappy stuff in his life, the dryer being broken, his not getting much work, etc. His friend replies: Sounds like life to me. The husband gets upset and says no you don’t understand, add to all that, my wife is pregnant again. Friend tells the bartender to set up a round to celebrate.

I just love this song! I feel like it speaks to my philosophy on life really well. We all get dealt certain cards and we’ve got to deal. I got dealt mostly good cards, I think, but for the stuff I’m not so happy about? I deal! I can’t stand whining (which for the record is not the same thing as bitching… I might bitch but it is for venting purposes only! not for oh-poor-me purposes!).

Sometimes I come off as a bit apathetic to friends and family, I know. But my well-spoken rule is: no whining unless you’re trying to change your situation. Don’t tell me how horrible your job is if you aren’t applying for others. Don’t complain about being single if you’re not actively seeking a mate. It is just counter-productive!

After all, don’t the crappy parts of life just make the not crappy parts seem that much better? 🙂

Also– A decidedly NOT crappy thing that happened last week, I won my first jury trial! One year and 1 week (exactly) as a lawyer before I started my first jury trial. I wasn’t primary counsel, but I did get to examine 3 lay witnesses on direct and 1 lay witness on cross. That might not sound like much but it is HUGE for an attorney in a civil firm at barely 1 year out. Usually attorneys in civil litigation firms are stuck in a back room doing document review for at least 3 years before they meet a client. Add to that– we won!! We didn’t get as high a damages award as we would have liked, but we won on all but 1 of our counts and that is pretty freakin awesome!

Random

1. Do you ever go to someone’s facebook page and get irrationally upset when it doesn’t provide you the information you were looking for? Like… Obviously when you got my friend invite you had to realize that we were not in fact “friends” and the only purpose of my friending was e-stalk you a little bit. So what is the point of accepting if you provide me with NO dirt?

2. Pharmacies suck. Today I took in two prescriptions. One for eczema (dry patches of skin) and one lotiony one supposed to prevent cracked heels (i am hott). The derm told me to get the name brand of the second one if it wasn’t too $$. So I take the prescriptions and ask the girl for the prices. Ten minutes later. No really. TEN MINUTES LATER she finally is able to tell me: the name brand is $160 (292 if i didn’t have insurance) and the generic is $65 (90 if i didn’t have insurance). what the hell?! For LOTION? Ummm no. So I said okay how much is the first one? Another 5 minutes later, she tells me $6. I can do that. She tells me 25 minutes.

So I’m stuck in the grocery. Starving. Waiting. I buy crap, of course. Go back 25 minutes later, they get the prescription from the little drawer and then realize, oops. They gave me the cream rather than the lotion. Ten minutes later (no really, ten!) they bring me the lotion– $36! Why is it 6x more? “i don’t know.” f that man. I’m calling my doc tomorrow and asking for the cream.

3. What the hell are these things? took the pics a few weeks ago and no one has answered my question.