So the Fourth of July weekend ended with something
we’ve I’ve been wanting to do for a very long time. Clean out the garage! I know, wa wa wa, kind of a sorry way to spend a long holiday weekend. But hey, it was just a day, not the entire weekend. AND – we got it done. Everything was removed, placed in its respective pile – Toss, Keep, Donate (OK, we did have a few items on the Contemplation pile, but the rule was it couldn’t stay there for more than 30 minutes), and the place was swept out and cleaned up. We’ve been in our home for many years, and it’s amazing disgusting how much crap you accumulate. And even more disgusting how hard it is to part with the crap.
Needless to say, after a day of garage cleaning, there will be no fancy dinner cooking. That means something quick and easy, but still nutritious, is in order. For me, that’s usually flatbread pizza, and since it’s summer, let’s make that Grilled Vegetable Flatbread Pizza. Seriously, this is so much quicker than takeout or delivery pizza. Grill up whatever combo of vegetables you have on hand, and arrange them on a slice of grilled flatbread topped with either pesto sauce or tomatoes. I love to use Naan bread for this recipe – although there really isn’t a recipe.
I used a combo of grilled zucchini, mushroom, sweet onions, and red peppers, and then I added shredded baby spinach at the end – so it wouldn’t burn. I love pesto, but find using it on the bread instead of tomato sauce is just a little bit too pesto-y for me. So I made a lemon pesto sauce and just drizzled it over my pizza. Feel free to let everyone in the family make their own favorite flavor!
Are you a hoarder? When is the last time you cleaned out your garage?