Mother Nature made sure there wouldn’t be a choice. We wouldn’t be leaving the house, unless by dogsled.
The drift that eventually got to about 4’ tall.Big plans to go Christmas shopping on Saturday were scratched in favor of a snow day. I think no matter your age, if you grew up in a cold climate, the words “snow day” are forever joyous.
Luckily, I had enough foresight to pick up a few essentials the night before. A lovely New Belgium winter sampler 12 pack. Unfortunately, I did not have that same foresight when it came to vegetables. We had planned to make pizza anyway, but a green pepper and some spinach would have made this pizza a little more nutritious. I felt like channeling my Scandinavian and German ancestors who survived many a harsh blizzard when I used jarred red peppers instead of fresh and plenty of yellow onions. Fresh produce is a convenience of the modern world! Roughing it, we were.
Okay maybe not. But it was still a snow day!
Winter Blizzard Chicken Alfredo Pizza
-one recipe homemade crust
-corn meal for crust
-Grilled chicken, diced or shredded
-Alfredo pasta sauce or pizza sauce if you have modern conveniences like access to a grocery store
-fire roasted sweet red and yellow bell peppers, diced
-Garlic Gold nuggets
-fresh spinach sautéed and/or julienned green bell pepper
After your crust has risen, spread onto baking pans. I use one large jelly roll pan for the recipe above, but it could be stretched into two smaller or round pans. Spread Alfredo sauce evenly on crust. Now add chicken and vegetables, adding cheese, Garlic Gold nuggets, and oregano last. Bake at 400 until crust is done and cheese is golden brown.
Another fun snow day activity is baking. I made these amazing cookies on strong recommendation from Nicole at Prevention RD. She was right. They live up to their billing.
The aftermath. Pretty right? Would be except it’s –2 degrees.And also, for your viewing pleasure, this. is. awesome.