Thursday, November 22, 2012

What I Ate Wednesday - Anniversary Edition!

This is my special 4th edition of "What I Ate Wednesday".

Yesterday my husband and I celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary and our 12 years together. It seems like just yesterday we were teenagers passing each other notes in the middle of class. Now we are married with a house, careers and two fur babies. I can't wait to see what the future holds for us.

We decided to keep our celebrations simple this year and stay at home for the evening. Dan had plans to make me the perfect meal, and he certainly did (recipe will follow below). I planned a Pinterest surprise which ended in an utter fail. The plan was this: buy a helium balloon for each year we've been together and tie a memory to the bottom of each balloon.
Cute right?
Well it would be a cute idea if their wasn't a worldwide helium shortage! Yep, you heard that right. How come I feel like I was the only one who didn't know this has been going on all year? The party shop had a nice little sign on their front door saying that they were not taking balloon orders.
Great. I guess this is my first Pinterest fail.
Regardless, we had a wonderful evening together. Helium balloons could not have made it any better!

Here were my eats for the day:

Breakfast (6:30 am):
  • Black peppercorn encrusted bacon
  • Toast
  • 2 Eggs over easy
  • Hash brown patties
I work up early and treated Dan to this super grease filled, artery clogging breakfast. This is far from my regular breakfast of Cheerios's or oatmeal. I didn't feel right till about 1 p.m. after eating this. It was worth it though!

Snack (10:00 am):
  • none
I felt to ill to eat my snack. Darn grease!

Lunch (12:30 pm):
  • Oikos key lime Greek yogurt
  • Banana
  • Dole "Live Well" bites
These were supposed to be my snacks for the day, but my full appetite wasn't back from breakfast yet.

Dinner (8:30 pm):
  • Lobster pizza... Seriously, the best dish of my life
  • Creme Brulee

I did NOT track my nutritional details for the day.

When I got home from work Dan was in a frantic state in the middle of a messy kitchen. He still had his work clothes on and was elbow deep in pizza dough. He immediately told me "I think I'm in over my head".

Poor guy.

He was following two recipes he found online and was tweaking them with the ingredients he was able to find. He managed to persevere and pull it off! Everything was just amazing. He really has cooking talent even if he won't admit it.

Here is the recipe for the best damn pizza in this world:

Lobster Pizza

Makes one 10 inch pizza pie


2 cups heavy cream
1 tbsp tomato paste
1/2 cup white wine
1 bay leaf
1 tsp black peppercorns
1 small onion
5 garlic cloves
1/2 cup olive oil
2 shallots
6-8 lobster tails
1 bag pre-made pizza dough (Hubby got ours at Sobeys and it was amazing)
At least* 2 cups of ricotta
Fresh chunks of Parmesan
  1. In a pan, heat up the olive oil with 2 shallots and 3 garlic cloves, let it rest when done
  2. Blanche lobster (about 4-5 minutes), remove meat and let cool
  3. Sauté onion and 2 cloves of garlic, bay leaf, peppercorns, and ½ cup of white wine. Add lobster shell/body and then add 2 cups of cream and 1 Tbs, tomato paste. Cook, reducing to one cup, then strain and cool. Add lobster meat.
  4. Place pizza dough on pizza stone. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes.
  5. Spread ricotta and grated parm on pizza dough, be generous!
  6. Add diced lobster cream to next layer.
  7. Sprinkle shallot garlic mixture on top
  8. Bake for 15 minutes.
Recipe adapted from Real Food Traveler

We paired the pizza with Flat Rock's 2009 Rogue Pinot Noir. A match made in heaven - just like us!

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