Tuesday, January 18, 2011

House bound

Today Avery was sick.

Most of the day was spent sipping  juice, watching TV, and playing games.

I have something to confess.......

I love the game Sorry.

Really.....I do.

I had to question though whether or not Ave was really sick. 

I stayed home today so she could rest up and get back in school tomorrow. 

Little did I know that my clients would get gypped so I could stay home and get my hair done. 

This would be a wash and brush. 

It cost me one cup of cherry juice and three sweet tarts.

This would be me with no makeup.

To all of my clients who so graciously moved their appointments today.......thank you.

As you can see, I had plenty of time to ponder my meal tonight(thus the blank stare in the picture above) and with all the chili I'm making this week I know by the end of the weekend, I wont even be able to say the word.

Pizza! I thought.


Yes, pizza!

With my Baked Potato Chili

I love using leftovers to make a pizza. This is a keeper for sure!

Chili Pizza


Preheat oven to 425

1 store bought pizza dough
2 1/2 cups left over chili(i of course used my baked potato chili)
2 cups fresh mozzarella, shredded
2 cups Jack cheese, shredded
1 can olives(optional)


Flatten dough into desired thickness and shape.(I like mine thin, and used a round pizza pan) 

Measure out the chili and heat in microwave for 1 1/2 minutes. Strain the liquid through a colander, making sure to press down a bit to remove the extra liquid; reserve sauce. 

Using about a 1/4 cup reserved liquid, spread that over the unbaked pizza crust. Note: It's not going to look like much but trust me, you don't want a pizza soup.

Sprinkle 1 cup each of cheese over the sauce; spread the chili mixture; add olives, if using; and sprinkle remaining cheese. 

Bake for 13-17 minutes depending on how crispy you like it. Let set about 10 minutes before cutting into. Sprinkle with cilantro if desired.

Note: You can do this with any kind of chili mixture and it will be great. Just make sure you strain any extra liquid.

Bon Appetit!!


  1. You are too funny..I love your photos, and I had more than few of those hair appointments with my daughter :D
    Pizza looks so good, I with I have it right now..I know I should not think about food after midnight..but my mouth watering just by looking, as always when I check your post in this hour LOL!

  2. Brilliant! Chili and pizza will be a winner at my house for sure!

  3. Oh, she's so sweet. =) Nice 'do! Love the kick of this pizza - clear those sinuses.

  4. Oh my gosh, I love this idea! What a great way to use up that last bit of chili and to add some zip to pizza. Sounds so good!

  5. Wow this pizza looks awesome! Awesome way to use up leftover chili!

  6. What a GREAT idea!! I would never think to put leftover chili on pizza, but that looks awesome!

  7. Awww - what a cute story. I remember "sick" days with my Momma. She will remember these moments for years to come :)

  8. This is a great idea! Looks delicious, I could definitely go for some pizza right now. Hope the cherry juice & sweet tarts did not bankrupt you and that Avery is feeling better :)

  9. Chili on a pizza is brilliant! Your little hairdresser is adorable. I hope she is feeling better.

  10. Oh Noes! I hope that Ave feels better soon!

    That chili pizza looks like a really neat idea. I think my family would love it! My son is a huge fan of chili.

  11. She is soooo adorable! Even when not feeling all that great. And she's a little stylist in the making.
    Love the leftovers in pizza. Great chili pizza idea. May have to make that one for my hubs.

  12. I hope your daughter feels better soon! I think Chili Pizza is an excellent cure :)

  13. Great idea for left over chili!! Looks fantastic! Hope the little hairdresser feels better soon!