Friday, January 23, 2009

Buffalo Blue Cheese Chicken Pizza

My husband's car finally kicked the bucket.  It turned 10 years old this year and only had 94,000 miles.  Yesterday, while driving into work the radiator hose blew and  everything leaked out onto the highway.  We spent a couple hundred to repair it, but with the disclaimer that there was still a chance of engine damage (which would cost $2,500 to replace).  Andy drove the car home safely and are fingers were crossed that all was well. 

This morning Andy got about half way to work when both his check engine and check gages light came on and his temperature gage went all the way to red.  He had it towed back to the auto shop and once the inspection was complete we got word it was a goner. 

(Here's the best photo I could find, taken in front of the house we built when we lived in KY on a very cold day.)  Goodbye "Bat Mobile" - Andy's had this car before we even started dating, which was back in 2001.


Bad side: We were hoping to wait another year before purchasing another car.  Good side: it's a great time to purchase a car with the economy in the gutter and car shopping is pretty exciting.

Tonight we looked at new and used models of the following:

  • Honda CRV                          
  • Nissan Rogue                   
  • Nissan Murano       
  • Toyota Matrix       
  • Pontiac Vibe            Pontiac Vibe

As you can see, we're interested in a small SUV that we can grow into.  I currently drive a Toyota Camry and the two of us + plus two beagles and luggage load the car up as is.  We're wanting this one to grow into a family car in the future.  I'll let you know what we decide to purchase.  If any of you have suggestions on small SUV's I'd love to hear them.

After all that, I still was wanting this pizza and told myself it could be easily whipped together even if I was getting cranky from my dinner being postponed a couple hours.  It's one of our favorite pizza combinations!

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  • whole wheat pizza dough
  • 1/2 cup marina sauce
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce
  • 1/2 lb ground chicken, pre-cooked
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese crumbles
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded

Press out whole wheat pizza dough on a greased pizza stone. Mix your favorite pasta sauce with hot sauce, to taste. Spread sauce on the bottom of the dough, scatter pre-cooked ground chicken, thinly sliced red onion, shredded mozzarella, and a good sprinkling of blue cheese. Bake at 425 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until golden and bubbly!


Jen (Running with Food) said...

Another starred recipe!

Good luck with the car shopping! I have a Ford Escape, which I just love and highly recommend.

Have a good weekend!

Sara M. said...

That "pizza" looks delicious! Yumm! Wish I was there to share it with you.