Feel like takeout?
My antidote to the expensive habit of ordering takeout once a week is to stock my freezer with delectable goodies that fill the craving for that high fat takeout. My latest find is California Pizza Kitchen's frozen pizza. The pizza's are thin crust so they cook very nicely in the oven. We were surprised at how good they were. Its comparable to ordering pizza in many restaurants. My husband and I have done the margharita pizza and salad combo a few times now, and it's a very inexpensive alternative to ordering that pizza. CPK frozen pizza's go for about $5.00 US and we split the pizza and make a salad to go with it. I recommend stocking your freezer with a few of them so instead of ordering that $20.00 pizza, pop one of these in the oven and trust me the 12 minute cooking time will beat a delivery guy anyday!
Shankar's Salad Dressing
red wine vinegar OR balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, dried oregano, and dried italian seasoning.
Whisk the ingredients together until the oil and vinegar emulsify. Toss this with any mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumbers (or if you have apples or hard pears instead). We like to add any kind of cheese we have like shaved parmesan, or in this case peppered goat cheese. I'm a fan of nuts in my salad so I like walnuts as well.