Pizza For The Starving Artist, College Student, & Crafty Cook

So I'm at work yesterday and I'm craving pizza. BUT IT'S NO SPEND NOVEMBER!

So my gears start turning and my imagination wakes up enough to concoct a plan so genius it deserves an evil laugh BWAHAHA!

I call it November Pizza.

I began brainstorming ways I could eat pizza without spending money.

Rejected ideas:
1. Begging one of my friends to buy me pizza
. Casually dropping by to visit the folks, and seeing if they have pizza
3. Pretending I'm drunk at the bar so someone buys me pizza
4. Hijacking a pizza delivery guy's car and eating all his pizza

Although these sounded fun, I'm lazy. I relish in creative problem solving that let's me get what I want without begging, stealing, or having to drive anywhere.

After a little more logical thinking, I started pouring through mental images of my refrigerator.

I got in the zone. My mind was relentlessly wrapped around the goal of yummy snacks. I brilliantly came up with this list of ingredients that would allow me to eat pizza without spending $$$ or hopping back in the car.

1. Bread
2. Spaghetti sauce
3. Cheese

Heck yeah, it was pizza in PJ's time!

So I took a bunch of scrap food that was on its way to the trash pale and made a meal that fed two hungry people.  Here's the quick scoop:

1. Grab a baking sheet and put down some foil if you want to save yourself the clean-up.

2. Take four slices of bread, butter one side of each piece, and put that side face down on the baking sheet.

3. Spread spaghetti sauce on each piece of bread, the amount you would want on a pizza.  I planned on using meat flavored sauce, but it had a moldy surprise waiting for me, so I used mushroom flavored sauce instead and it was de-licious.

4. Sprinkle on a generous amount of feta and/or blue and/or Parmesan cheese.  I only had a bit left of each of these, so I used all three! Two pieces of bread got feta, two got blue cheese, and all were graced with Parmesan.

5. Top it with whatever sounds great to you.  I used Lebanese salata (leftover from when the bf bought me some Aladdin's Eatery) and drizzled on some hot sauce.

6. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes and then 400 degrees for another 5 minutes until you accidentally burn the bottoms.  Kidding, that's just what I did.  The bread probably would have been golden brown had I left it at 375 instead of listening to my pushy stomach.

Once those babies look done, pull them out of the oven, let them cool a couple of minutes if you like your taste buds, and then dig in like it's pizza!

If you have different scraps, try them out!  If you want to feed more than two people, or if you want to pretend you skipped lunch, grab more bread! The possibilities are endless when it comes to November Pizza.

 

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