Mess Up Monday

Instead of the semi-usual Meatless Monday, my (belated) post today is a bit different.

Actually I was going to do a Weekend in Photos, because I had some delicious photos from a family barbecue, and of some new boots I bought (but can’t wear yet because it’s still 85 degrees here, WTF mate?) and the like, but I left my phone at home this morning. Oops, first mess up.

In fact, it was the second mess up. The mess up I’m here to tell you about (because I went home at lunch and got my phone) happened yesterday, and looked like this:

This was supposed to be a pizza with a zucchini crust. I got the idea from Lauren’s Latest, and it all started out really promising:

Bake this crust. It will make your apartment smell amazing. Zucchini, egg, parmesan, breadcrumbs and Italian seasoning? Hallelujah. I actually skimped on the zucchini and it ended up tasting like quiche…but…there are worse problems to have, right?

Anyway, I baked the crust then topped it with tomato “sauce” (AKA a handful of cherry tomatoes from my parents garden blitzed in the food processor), lots of mozzarella, and some roasted red bell peppers. It was all great until I tried to take it out of the oven…

It’s really hard to get cookie sheets/pizza pans out of our oven, since the ends of our oven racks are tilted upwards. It wasn’t until last night that I realized that’s not just “how they are”…..They were definitely put in the oven backwards! D’oh. Totally fixable.

Fortunately, what was left of the “pizza” was actually still extremely delicious. I had it for dinner last night….and breakfast this morning 😉

All in all, I’m not too bummed about it…because my birthday is in one week (I’ll be 24 on the 24th!) and I got an early birthday cake at the aforementioned barbecue this weekend!

My aunt Megan bakes amazing pies, but because we were celebrating my (and hers, and my grandma’s) birthday on Saturday and she knows I love chocolate… she got this beaut to serve alongside her banana cream pie! It was an itty bitty cake with 3 layers – milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and white chocolate. Heavenly!

Moral of the story: mess-ups happen. Keep on looking forward!