Hello friends! If you had to work this week, yay for making it to Friday! If you were on vacation this week, boo for vacation slowly coming to a close.
First thing this morning, I headed off to a 9:15AM spin class. Afterwards, I had a few errands to run at Target & came across something very exciting – new Chobani flavors! My jaw literally dropped because I wasn’t expecting these babies to hit shelves until the New Year! I picked up two each (Chris loves the stuff too!) of the blood orange, passion fruit, & apple cinnamon flavors & I can’t wait to give them a try!
Before heading home, I picked up a yummy breakfast comprised of a grande, skinny vanilla latte with some Starbucks perfect oatmeal on the side.
After breakfast, I got set to clean. Our apartment hadn’t had a thorough cleaning in a little while, & I wanted to make sure to get everything neat & organized before returning to work on Tuesday.
If you follow me on Twitter, you may have seen that I got side-tracked as I was cleaning by a very unpleasant surprise… mold!
A maintenance worker from our apartment complex came to clean everything up, but needless to say I was none-to-pleased & quite grossed out!
Since the mold fiasco extended my cleaning longer than anticipated, I never got around to eating lunch. By the time 4:00PM rolled around, I figured it made more sense to just make an early dinner.
Tonight’s dinner was another new recipe, which I modified from one I found in my new Trader Joe’s cookbook.
Onion, Fig, & Gorgonzola Personal Pizza
- 1 tbsp. butter
- Pinch of sugar
- Pinch of salt
- 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
- 1 box Trader Joe’s Artisan Puff Pastry (each box contains 2 pastry sheets)
- Trader Joe’s fig butter (can be omitted)
- 1 handful of dried mission figs, chopped
- Light cream cheese (about 3 tbsp.)
- Gorgonzola cheese (about 1/4 c.)
- Preheat oven to 400*.
- Melt the butter in a medium sauté pan, & add the onions, sugar, & salt. Cook the onions on low heat for 10-15 minutes.
- Lay out the two puff pastries on a cookie sheet & fold the edges in (about 1/2 inch).
- Cover the pastries with a light layer of fig butter.
- Add the cooked onions, chopped figs, & several dollops of cream cheese.
- Bake for 18 minutes, then add the crumbled gorgonzola.
The book presents a similar recipe as an appetizer, but I found the pastry to be very crumbly (although quite delicious!) & think it would be hard to cut it into appetizer-sized bites.
I loved the flavors in this dish! The figs & cream cheese helped to balance out the very strong taste of the gorgonzola. Next time I make this, I may add some sort of chopped nut – perhaps walnuts or pecans?
It’s been a while since I’ve done a “Friday favorites” post (you can check out my previous ones here & here), so I thought that with 2011 coming to a close, I’d compile some of my favorite posts as a fun way to look back! Enjoy.
- My first post
- My bachelorette brunch
- My final wedding dress fitting
- How I (attempt to) save money at the grocery store
- Cheeseburger skillet pie — I love this recipe!!
- Chicken bacon mac & cheese — another awesome recipe!
- Any of my wedding posts!
What was your favorite thing about 2011? What are you looking forward to in the New Year?