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Pita pizzas & 10-second sangria

August 16, 2011

Grilled Pita Pizzas

I couldn’t let summer pass by without sharing these two super simple ideas.  Quick grilled pita pizzas are great for those evenings when you know you have to feed everybody, but you don’t feel like cooking.  Not that I ever feel like that or anything, but still.  Just in case.

I like these little pizzas because we can each have whatever toppings suit our fancies.  After brushing both sides of a whole wheat pita pocket with olive oil, I generally slather pesto on mine and top it with whatever veggies and cheese are handy.  The kids like the more run-of-the-mill version with this no-cook homemade sauce and cheese.  I grill them over a low heat until the cheese is all melted.  Yum.

10-Second Sangria

While that pizza’s getting all nice and warm on the grill, head back to the kitchen and make yourself a nice glass of sangria.  This is an excellent take on traditional sangria and you can make it by the glass or by the pitcher.  I found the idea last summer at The Bitten Word and I think it’s brilliant.  Equal parts of cheap red wine and lemonade (sparkling or not).  That’s it!  I like to add sliced citrus if I’m making a pitcher, just so it looks pretty, but you definitely don’t need to.

Okay, get back to that pizza.  Dinner and drinks in a few minutes.  Not bad, eh?

{one year ago:  frozen yogurt creamsicles}
{two years ago:  strawberry shortcake cookies}

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. August 17, 2011 10:45 am

    I love trying different kinds of pizza. I adore homemade pesto too! Last week I made a quick ‘pizza’ on a tortilla. Topped it with my homemade Mediterranean hummus, diced tomato and caramelized onions and some cheese. Fab-u-lous! I’m really steering away from traditional pepperoni pizza (that my kids tend to love) and opting for different varieties instead. :)

  2. August 18, 2011 6:48 am

    pesto’s a great sauce for pita pizzas–you’re keeping true to the mediterranean roots! :)

  3. August 21, 2011 3:15 am

    I’ve never liked red wine but that sure looks good! And I’ll take a slice of each of those pita pizzas too!

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