Concerning my lack of sleep last night, hubby offered to buy food for our dinner. He had to work from home tonight so he couldn't cook. He didn't want me to cook either since he knew I was too tired from finishing my writing. The writing is due this Friday, so I stayed up until 5 am to do some revisions. On the way home after handing out the writing to my adviser, he asked me where we wanted to have dinner. Knowing that our refrigerator was full of organic vegetables, I told him that I would cook something simple. He agreed, with one requirement; he couldn't help because he had to prepare a presentation. I nodded.
Among those summer vegetables, bundles of basil leaves, squashes, portabella mushrooms, tomatoes, and peppers jumped out at me. Pizza! Making pizza doesn't require much time.
I started with making the dough. While the dough was fermenting in the sun room, I peeled some garlics, coarsely chopped the basil leaves, mixed olive oil and salt, then food processed the whole ingredients. Voila! the pesto was done. The next step was chopping the vegetables and mushrooms. In the mean time, I boiled four cups of water and a cup of salt for salted eggs. Making bothok telur asin has been on my list this past few months.
I found out that making pizza is a perfect one person's job. When the topping preparation is finished, the dough was ready. It took no time to spread the pesto on the dough, arrange the topping and seal it with cheese. My stomach was growling and hubby was about to faint from starvation when I was about to bake the pizza. Fifteen minutes later, we enjoyed fresh-vegetable pizza while watching Mr. Monk, our favorite TV show. Yummm...