Hey there! Welcome to Wednesday and another Fall Favorite. Today I have fellow Michigander, Ashleigh, guest posting today! I have had the pleasure of meeting her and have to say that she is one of the sweetest gals ever. Sadly, even though we’re less than 2 hours away from one another, we don’t see each other all that often. I think that it’s time to remedy the meeting up with bloggers who live close by issue….
So what is her Fall Favorite? Bacon, egg, and leek pizza! Yum!
Aside from living in the great state of Michigan, Ashleigh is the mom to 3 little girls (toddler twins and a baby), wife to a great man, and a doggie mom too. She blogs at Being Cheap is Easy where she shares tips on how to save money online and in stores, reviews & giveaways, and food & recipes.
Hello! My name is Ashleigh and I blog over at Being Cheap is Easy. I am so excited to be guest posting over at Jackie’s blog…I’ve been a reader for quite some time now!
Since we have a family of 5 and a tight budget, we rarely go out to eat. It’s helpful that I love to cook! One of our favorite “make your own takeout” meals is pizza. My girls love the basic pepperoni, but I like to experiment. This pizza happened one day by accident and now it’s our favorite! If you’re not familiar with leeks, they have a sweet, mild flavor after cooking…there isn’t a strong onion taste.
During a hectic week, it’s great to have a store bought pizza crust on hand to get dinner on the table in a flash. My favorite: the Aldi thin crust. It is cheap, yet it doesn’t taste like cardboard. If you don’t have an Aldi in your area, any thin crust will do. You can even make one if you’re feeling ambitious!
2 leeks, sliced and washed
Here’s how to wash leeks. You can also find them cleaned in the produce section.
6 slices of bacon
2 teaspoons of pesto
½ cup to ¾ cup pizza sauce
1 ½ -2 cups mozzarella cheese
1 thin pizza crust
2 eggs (optional)
Preheat the oven to 425
Slice the bacon in thin pieces and cook in a pan, draining most of the grease. Remove from pan and add leeks. Cook until soft (3-5 minutes).
Mix pesto and pizza sauce, add to crust. Use more or less sauce, depending on taste.
Sprinkle cooked leeks onto pizza crust, and then add bacon. Top with cheese.
If you’re feeling adventurous: add 2 eggs before putting it in the oven (like a sunny side up egg). It sounds crazy, but it really does taste amazing!
Bake 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown.
What crazy toppings do you like on your pizza?