Wednesday, June 14, 2017

What's for Dinner

Quick and Easy Pizza

Oh those dreaded words we hear most everyday, "what's for dinner!" Do you have a few go to ideas when you've been out all day and come home late or in my case this week, busy around the house organizing? When I am really busy the last thing I want to do is stop and spend a lot of time in the kitchen. Yesterday was one of those days when I went to my easy, healthy and delicious pizza. It's not all homemade, a few shortcuts which cuts the time. It's an anything goes pizza, just add your favorite toppings. I like to keep my favorite supermarket pizzas in the freezer for days like this. My favorite is a thin crust pizza Margherita with tomatoes. I then add my favorite toppings, summer fresh 
vegetables for me with lettuce, heirloom tomatoes, basil, yellow grape tomatoes, peppers, onions and green olives. A little extra virgin olive oil and dinner is ready in thirty-five minutes. 

I like to keep fresh basil in my sunny window in the kitchen

Summer fresh veggies, no meat for me

Chopp and slice toppings

Pile them onto frozen pizza


Sweet onion


Sweet green pepper

Heirloom tomatoes

Green olives

Lunch or Dinner
It's healthy, light and delicious. 

So please let me know what you go to for quick and easy for dinner, we all want to know!
I love your comments, it's the only way I know you stopped by.


  1. Looks tasty! Our quick, easy and healthy summer meal is cold gazpacho. The chef makes up a recipe and keeps it in a bottle in the frige. Pour a cup and serve with a slice of fresh bread, no heating and no clean up.
    I'll send you his recipe!

  2. Emily, this is gorgeous. Every photo is beautiful -- menu-worthy or more! I love pizza, all kinds! This looks fabulous.

    Easy in summer... my favorite is toasted tomato and basil sandwiches (bacon if I want to be decadent) and a wonderful salad. And lately I've taken to making cucumber sandwiches! It's warm here and they are so cool and refreshing. Dull sounding, isn't it? But classic!

  3. I love your blue and white container filled with basil Emily! (I have one that's similar!) The pizza looks delicious and is one of our summer go-to favorites. We've even grilled it! Enjoy your day:)

  4. I've been eating a ton of homegrown basil this summer and love it! Your pizza looks fantastic and I wish my computer screen was scratch and sniff!

  5. Yum, You are making me hungry. Looks delicious and healthy and quick.
    Sure wish I had your sunny kitchen window. Love your counter tops and sink.

  6. Your photos are like fine art! I wish I had a wall mural of that one of the blue hydrangeas at the top of the blog. We love pizza, too -- all kinds, and we discovered that our favorite frozen one comes from Trader Joe's. We always add extra stuff, too. I think you can put anything you can dream up on it, and it will always be a winner.

  7. Aren't you clever to jazz up a frozen pizza! Great short cut Emily! I love salad topped pizza!

  8. I love your idea of a quick, easy, fresh dinner, Emily! Your pot of basil, along with your soap dispenser looks so pretty by your kitchen sink. I can always come up with a quick salad, which I never tire of, with meat, feta cheese, strawberries, avocado, nuts and a homemade balsamic vinaigrette.

  9. Lovely photos Emily! I think pizza is one my favs for a fast and easy meal too, and I like how you can put almost anything on it that you want. It's so versatile.

    One of my other 'lazy days dinner' is chicken pot pie. There's a wonderful place that makes them and I always try to pick up a couple so they're in my freezer for days when I just don't feel like cooking.


  10. I could eat this every evening :-)

  11. i love the pizza, i love the photos.
    good week end

  12. Emily... your photos are breathtaking. Everything looks positively delish. Enjoy your week!

  13. The heirloom tomatoes look so pretty and yummy! Pizza is my favorite.

  14. The pizza look yummy! Tonight, I was tired after an afternoon spent painting the dreaded staircase ceiling and so I prepared a quick pasta salad with pasta (obvisouly), fresh and dried tomatoes, basil, olives, italian cheese and a drizzle of garlic olive oil.

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  16. One of my other 'lazy days dinner' is chicken pot pie. There's a wonderful place that makes them and I always try to pick up a couple so they're in my freezer for days when I just don't feel like cooking.
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