Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Veggie Pizza for Dinner and My Big Craigslist Find!

Last night I made this wonderful Veggie Pizza for us to eat. It's a pretty famous recipe made with crescent rolls, yes those sinful crescent rolls! I made this veggie pizza along with Healthy Choice canned tortilla soup (yes canned or shall I say semi-homemade). I heated the soup up and added chopped cilantro, crushed tortilla chips, chopped avocado and a dollop of sour cream (LITE sour cream). Do you get the feeling I'm trying to justify something? ;)


Crescent dough crust, it smells so doughy....

The pizza spread....

You choose your fresh ingredients, I had broccoli, cauliflower, green onions, olives and grated carrot....

Fresh grated cheese....

And the finale....it looks like just a pile of fresh vegetables but the crust is there, I swear. I should have taken a picture of a slice. We sliced them in rectangles. It is SO good and so fresh tasting.

Veggie Crescent Pizza:

1-2 packages crescent refrigerated rolls (I like two...makes a thicker crust)
1 8 oz. package cream cheese
1/2 - 1 cup mayonnaise (I used about 1 cup)
1 package Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix
Assorted fresh veggies of your choice


Arrange the crescent rolls on 12 in. pizza pan or jelly roll pan. Press out to cover the pan. Bake at 350 degrees until lightly browned. Cool completely! Mix cream cheese, dressing mix and mayonnaise well. Spread evenly on crust. Arrange vegetables on the crust and cut - anything you like in vegetables: tomatoes, peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, onions, mushrooms. Sprinkle with cheese then slice!

Now for my great find! Today I did a quick search on Craigslist for some "shabby" items. Here is what I found!

I got all of these, 5 white cottage frames and a Pottery Barn type mirror with hooks for $15.00!

Shabby chic windows. I got all three of these for $20.00! Oh you should have seen this gal's house where I picked up these adorable items. Ohmigod, I wanted to just live there. It was a farmhouse style cottage with a huge wrap around porch. She had a shabby chandelier hanging out on her porch with an adorable wicker set, seashells, hydrangeas, cute little beach signs. I mean, it looked like an antique store! Okay, back to what I'm going to do with these. I have a huge wall in my living room that has nothing on it right now. I plan on scattering all three of these on this wall (all are of different sizes). However, if you have any other ideas you can give me, I certainly welcome them!

Time for bed. I quote Benjamin Franklin. "Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise." Wait, where's that wealthy part?


Sandy Michelle said...

Crescent roll pizza...yummy!!!! You also scored on those frames girl! Yeah I got my images by googling too. I also got some sites through people who joined my pin-up group on flickr. I held some pin-up swaps on there too but lately I don't have the time..go figure.Anyway, happy new year and all the best in 2009!

Sandy xox

AndreaLeigh said...

yum! i can't wait to try that pizzaQ

Janet said...

Yummy pizza sis! I really like those windows - your idea for an arrangement sounds perfect too! oxoxo

kari and kijsa said...

Here's to a joyful Christmas and a Happy New Year!
kari & kijsa

The Blonde Duck said...

You've got such style with decorating! And I love that pizza! I'm going to whip some up for Ben--the man NEEDS more veggies!

Tracey said...

Michelle, I love your finds and the Pizza looks great. I have to ask what are your plans for the windows. I have some here at my house and was going to paint in each pane and hang it in a windwow.. then I thought about turning it into a table top by adding legs to it.. not sure but would love to know your idea.. Happy New Year.. stay safe

Anya said...

May the new year bring you strength,
health and comfort too
Even joy and happiness,
that's what I wish for you

May the new year bless you
with peace from the start
May it fulfil your expectations
bringing silence in your heart

Greetz Anya

FourOf5zs said...

It looks delish, Michelle.

The finds are great!

Pin-up girls... where do you find your graphics for them? I only just happened to run across the ones in my post.


Joanna said...

i love craigslist!!! i always read the "missed connections" on there. i crack up everytime.

Anonymous said...

I'm looking to you for ideas because I also have a huge wall in the living room that has been empty ever since we moved in (almost 10 years ago). I'm so pathetic, I know. ;)