This week daughter J.D.E. departed, after spending a summer at home. To distract myself from how much I miss her (sniff sniff), I got busy using the ingredients that she left behind in my kitchen.
I found a recipe for pizza with arugula and goat cheese on allrecipes.com that would use the Whole Foods pizza crust and the tub of crumbled goat cheese that were in my fridge.
I used pesto from the freezer and seasoned the goat cheese with red pepper flakes and a handful of herbs (oregano, thyme, rosemary) from the garden.
It was easier to make two separate pizzas, especially since my husband wanted tons of sliced onions on his. Once the pizza is cooked, I piled some arugula on top. It was an unusual pizza combination (pesto, goat cheese and arugula) but I liked the way the flavors combined. My husband wasn't so crazy about the finished product, and said it tasted like some salad thrown on a weird assortment of tastes.