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it's a monday

painting and pizza

We started painting/staining the deck and railings.


After painting all afternoon, I made pizza for dinner.  I found this one in the Taste of Home Diet cookbook.

Pizza chicken pesto

Chicken pesto pizza

I make a lot of homemade pizza, and this Chicken Pesto Pizza was out of this world.  I made some pesto from my basil and was able to use it in this recipe.  My basil is growing wonderfully and I'm planning on making more pesto, but I plan to freeze it so I can use it over the winter.  I'll give you a little hint with the crust.  It called for 2 Tbsp of yeast.  I had to look at that, not once, not twice, but three times, it seemed like a lot of yeast going in the recipe.  But I'm here to tell you, this was the best pizza crust I have ever made.  I'm not sure if there was a miss-print in the book because the on-line recipe calls for 2 Tsp of yeast.  I'm going to stick with the 2 tbsp, it turned out great.

Find the recipe HERE.