I’m Not Making This Tonight

@DianneN (225672)
United States
April 16, 2021 4:29pm CST
It’s Friday date night tonight. My friend Valerie asked me what I was making. I am making a fattening sausage and shrimp dish with onion, garlic , and peas over linguine and an Asian salad. My photo is what my Ice Princess made when we had a family get together a couple of weeks ago. I served artisanal rounds of naan and let everyone make their own mini pizzas. I didn’t think to take a photo of the toppings I prepared. Drat! I put out matching bowls of pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, sautéed multi colored sweet peppers, onions, jalapeño peppers, sausage, bacon, pepperoni, minced garlic, red pepper flakes, and Parmesan cheese. Everyone loved it and made 3 to 4 mini naan pizzas. I provided wines, ginger ale, and bottled water. Easy peasy. Our younger son made his own delicious self-invented special chocolate chip cookies for dessert. That’s how I role!
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@kobesbuddy (124019)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Apr
My daughter use to do that, when her children were all at home. All the fixin's, while she provided them with dough for a crust. An awesome time, for everyone involved! Your grand-daughter's pizza looks cute
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@DianneN (225672)
• United States
16 Apr
It’s the best I could do for 3 vegetarians and us meat eaters. She made hers into a face with sausage hair.
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@kobesbuddy (124019)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Apr
@DianneN I wouldn't know how to cook, for vegetarians! You are amazing:)
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@DianneN (225672)
• United States
16 Apr
@kobesbuddy I only have 2 recipes.
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@MALUSE (65513)
• Germany
16 Apr
Onions, pepper, pepperoni, garlic -- I'd have belched for hours! :-(
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@DianneN (225672)
• United States
16 Apr
Are you sickly?
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@MALUSE (65513)
• Germany
16 Apr
@DianneN No, I'm not. I've never had probs with my stomach. I can eat nearly everything. But the above mentioned vegetables make me belch. It's a sensation I don't particularly enjoy. I can imagine a lot of people, especially youngsters, who would enjoy it, though. :-)
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@DianneN (225672)
• United States
16 Apr
@MALUSE No one seems to belch in my family. No one was forced to eat anything. The sauce and mozzarella alone were available for people like you who belch easily.
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@LadyDuck (337433)
• Switzerland
17 Apr
I like to prepare individual mini pizza, I add toppings according to what friends ask. Husband asked for chicken wings for dinner, I know he wants them spicy.
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@DianneN (225672)
• United States
18 Apr
Mini pizzas are always fun to make and eat.
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@LadyDuck (337433)
• Switzerland
18 Apr
@DianneN We still have cold days, I could use the pizza oven one of these days and make pizza.
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@DianneN (225672)
• United States
19 Apr
@LadyDuck Now is the time to do it before it gets too hot.
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@much2say (48199)
• Los Angeles, California
17 Apr
Oh - I was thinking your photo did not look your date night menu . Oh how cute the IP made that! We love those make-your-own pizza nights . . . Hubby and I put on more varieties of "stuff" than the kids do. Naan - what a great crust idea! Does your son have a name for his special cookies??
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@DianneN (225672)
• United States
18 Apr
We have been using naan for years. It’s very versatile. Usually, we make our own pizza crust, but we had too many people here at once to bother. My grandson put a bit of everything on his and used up all the garlic! Yes, my son has a name for his cookies.
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@much2say (48199)
• Los Angeles, California
19 Apr
@DianneN Right - for that many people, that'd be a lot of pizza dough to deal with. Wow, your grandson must love that good garlic! Is your son going to patent his recipe ?
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@DianneN (225672)
• United States
19 Apr
@much2say I love fresh garlic! He may patent it. He’s spent a lot of time developing it. His chocolate chip cookies are out of this world!
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@DocAndersen (39531)
• United States
17 Apr
i love NaaN pizza! that sounds like a great time!!!!
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@DianneN (225672)
• United States
18 Apr
Thanks! So easy to make and eat.
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@DocAndersen (39531)
• United States
18 Apr
@DianneN it really is - i love making fresh NaaN to, but that takes time!
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@DianneN (225672)
• United States
18 Apr
@DocAndersen Yes, it does.
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@just4him (241874)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Apr
That mini naan pizza looks good. I'm sure they were a hit with everyone.
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@DianneN (225672)
• United States
18 Apr
Easy and a hit! Happy birthday to your son.
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@just4him (241874)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Apr
@DianneN Thank you. He's having a good day.
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@DianneN (225672)
• United States
19 Apr
@just4him I’m happy for him.
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@toniganzon (62938)
• Philippines
17 Apr
Now i’m hungry with the mention of all those!
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@DianneN (225672)
• United States
17 Apr
With your figure, you can eat 5!
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@toniganzon (62938)
• Philippines
19 Apr
@DianneN I really could!
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@DianneN (225672)
• United States
19 Apr
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@Rashnag (11341)
• Thane, India
17 Apr
Good to know. Hope you had a good time. Have a good day. Take care
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@DianneN (225672)
• United States
18 Apr
Thanks, we did.
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@Rashnag (11341)
• Thane, India
18 Apr
@DianneN your welcome dear
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@LindaOHio (64522)
• United States
17 Apr
I could eat pizza any time...anywhere.
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@DianneN (225672)
• United States
18 Apr
We ordered it last night.
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@LindaOHio (64522)
• United States
18 Apr
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@CarolDM (131101)
• United States
16 Apr
Good everyone enjoyed, I am sure.
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@DianneN (225672)
• United States
16 Apr
You can’t go wrong with pizza. Had both meat and vegetarian goodies.
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@CarolDM (131101)
• United States
16 Apr
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@jobelbojel (23958)
• Philippines
17 Apr
I am sure everyone enjoyed your food. Uggh, I am hungry again.
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@DianneN (225672)
• United States
18 Apr
They loved it! And
@wolfgirl569 (40250)
• Marion, Ohio
17 Apr
That pizza is to cute to eat. WELLLLL almost
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@DianneN (225672)
• United States
17 Apr
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@NJChicaa (97473)
• United States
17 Apr
I hope you enjoyed it
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@DianneN (225672)
• United States
17 Apr
Thanks, I did. Just stuffed.
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@eileenleyva (23571)
• Philippines
17 Apr
Nothing like expressing one's passion in the kitchen. Discovering culinary arts could be a family's best bonding activity.
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@DianneN (225672)
• United States
17 Apr
I agree! Thanks.
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@shaggin (56590)
• United States
16 Apr
Oh my gosh that is just so cute what your granddaughter made. I made ravioli with a butter and garlic sauce for dinner then heated up some leftovers as well.
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@DianneN (225672)
• United States
17 Apr
That sounds great! I made that last Friday night for an appetizer. Thanks. It’s a girl face with a sausage hairdo.
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@Lucky15 (37305)
• Philippines
16 Apr
i love naan bread and making it into pizza must be the best :D
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@DianneN (225672)
• United States
16 Apr
Yes, thanks! We but the convection setting on to make it crisp.
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@sharon6345 (273777)
• United States
16 Apr
That is very nice.
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@DianneN (225672)
• United States
16 Apr
Thanks! It’s difficult to prepare food for meat eaters and vegetarians.