Saturday night I had some of my girls over for a nice homemade dinner. Brie, pizza, and sangria were on the menu.
I feel like this holiday season brie was a main ingredient. I baked brie one of my favorite ways.
cut the top of the rind off, then sliced a garlic clove and pushed them into the cheese. threw some fresh thyme on top, and topped with some red wine. Baked in a 350 degree oven for about 15-20 minutes until the brie is completely softened, and you have the most amazing brie spread. I cut up some french bread and it was the perfect appetizer.
I found a sangria recipe in my Martha Stewart Everyday Food magazine and used that to whip some up.
I decided to make two different pizza pies. I bought two bags of pizza dough from Trader Joes and then brainstormed on what kinds of pizza I wanted to make.
I ended up with a bbq chicken. bbq sauce on the bottom, some caramelized onions, cheese, grilled chicken, and some banana peppers. I honestly think that bbq sauce and banana peppers is the best flavor combo. Turns out I bought the hot banana peppers, and it was a little spicy for some of my friends 😉 I had no idea banana peppers came in different heat levels.
The second one was a grilled veggie pesto pizza.
I grilled up some eggplant and zucchini for the toppings. I spread a layer of pesto on the dough, then added on more caramelized onions, cheese, topped with eggplant and zucchini, then sprinkled some fresh goat cheese on top. Nothing beats homemade pizzas, the flavors were so good!