Thursday, September 17, 2009

CEIMB: Mexican Tortilla Pizza

This weeks Craving Ellie in my Belly recipe is the Mexican Tortilla Pizza, chosen by Joanne over at Apple Crumbles. Check out her blog for her modifications to the recipe and lots of pictures.

This recipe was so good! I had put all of the ingredients for the dip together in a bowl the day before I was making this meal, but didn't have a chance to run them through the food proc. So they hung out in the fridge for a day, which ended up being a good thing -- I recommend letting this dip sit for a while in the fridge before serving, because the flavors had melded so well, the dip was so cilantro-y and lime-y. Just delicious.

We had this on Monday night, for our dinner playdate. It was a cinch to quickly whip up the dip and assemble. I had also chopped the extra cilantro the day before so I could just pull it out of the fridge and quickly sprinkle it on the baked pizzas before serving. I'm glad I had prepped a bit in advance, because the house was in a state of sheer mayhem with the kids running around and trashing the joint.

The kids ate mac and cheese and we moms ate this. It was delicious, I will absolutely make it again. I was going to add some cheese, even though the recipe doesn't call for it, but then I forgot and honestly didn't miss it at all. And here is the final yet-again-un-photogenic product: Still Life with Bear and Dinner on Paper Plate:

The only bummer is that I had a ton of cabbage leftover and no clue what to do with it. I should have looked for some recipes to use it up, but didn't and it all went to waste. Suggestions??


AppleC said...

Hi Heide:
We enjoyed the recipe as well. I missed the cheese even though I added a scant TBS just..well, because.
As for the cabbage, I made a warm slaw with it the other night.
So there is 1. Coleslaw 2. Cabbage soup 2. Cabbage rolls...what are called in Polish Gwumkies? I KNOW I didn't spell that right but that's how it's pronounced.

Mama Mia said...

The dinner was SO YUMMY!
And I have no clue what mess you are talking about. HA WOW those kids really know how to make a mess of EVERYTHING!

kyslp said...

I linked over here from The Mother Load. Congrats on your Scribbler award! That dinner looks yummy.

I Mad-Men'd myself, too.