Monday, October 8, 2007

Well, it's back on the wagon for me!

Two posts in one day,!

Honestly, is there anyone who doesn't think they are fat? And with it being Monday, the true diet starter day, I crawled back on the wagon with the same efforts that were VERY successful for me last week. I was 'focused' (my new word for 'good') all last week but the weekend was a challenge...I know to be prepared next weekend.

Pizza Friday night, Mexican food with a dear friend on Saturday, Apple Crisp on Sunday. Ugh! One of the things I realized while scarfing down that pizza Friday night was that MY Crustless Skillet Pizza was SO much better than Pizza Hit Delivery!

So I made one today...sliced it and bagged it in meal size portions and popped it into the fridge.

I am Low-Carbing but not being crazy about it. I think we all have to find that happy medium of what really works for us so we CAN maintain our 'focus'. Here is the recipe from my personal cook book...

In a skillet over medium heat add...
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1/2 large onion chopped, simmer till tender
1/2 can (15 oz) black olives chopped or sliced...added to onions once they are soft.
1/2 can 8oz. Tomato Sauce (OR you could use any NON sugar based pizza/spag sauce)
Add to Tomato Sauce:
1 packet Nutrasweet or equivalent
1/4 teaspoon Italian mix herbs
1/8 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
Pour Tomato Sauce mix over above ingredients then add..
Pepperoni, as much or little as you like, I pile it on.
Top with:
Mozzarella cheese and Mexican mix melts so smoothly and not as greasy as cheddar, but I used cheddar today.

As this is melting, beat
8 eggs

Then take your spatula and pat down to make everything level, use a fork to make 8 or so small holes in the skillet mixture so the eggs can find their way to the bottom.

Now pour the eggs over the skillet mixture taking care to fill in the little holes...if this doesn't happen as nicely as you want it too, then lean the pan and let the eggs run under the skillet mixture while lifting the edges with a spatula.

Let it simmer for a few minutes. Some of the cheese will be melted and bubbbling. When the edges look like an omlette and most of the cheese is melting, then turn the broiler on low and slip the skillet inside the oven. Keep a watch until the top of the Pizza is browned to your liking.

I may put a protector over my skillet handle depending on which skillet I use, so think if your handle needs a cover.

Remove from the broiler, take a photo, slice into 4 or 6 pieces, depending on how much you want, place on your Royal Winton Pastelware trimmed in gold, grab your gold flatware, take another photo, then enjoy! Truthfully, when no one is looking I throw it on a paper plate and eat with a plastic!

There are quality Carbs in this, about 30 carbs in the whole thing. So, 7.5 per serving. 4 servings.

I hope you enjoy this like I do.

Happy day,


  1. I will be making this for sure this weekend! I'm dieting at the moment and staying away from bread and sugar but I CAN and WILL fall off the diet wagon from time to time. I'm good most of the time (looking up at sky for stray lightning).

    Have a great day,
    Deanna :)

  2. Oh my gosh it sounds so good, can you come to my house and cook for me?

  3. Set a place for me! Yummmm! I think I am going to have to make this!

  4. Melissa,

    you sound so disciplined about the eating! I start dieting every first day of the month, and of course I hop on the treadmill that first week of the month, so, I'm about over it for this month, but I'm gearing up to start again the beginning of November! :)

    Good luck with making wise eating decisions.

  5. Oh my goodness your comment made me laugh! So well said and I thank you for putting that into perspective for me! :) lol

    btw - I am drooling over this photo and it is not yet 9:00 a.m. here...

    Joy :)

  6. Dear Melissa,
    This sounds wonderful! I am going to the grocery today and will have to find these ingredients and try this.
    By the way, have I thanked you lately for visiting my blog? I appreciate it very much.
    God bless.

  7. I've GOT to try this. It looks incredible!! Blessings... Polly (p.s. thank you for your encouragement)

  8. This looks wonderful! We love these kinds of dishes - good belly warmers! xo, Becky

  9. Thanks for stopping by my Sunday Post! I enjoyed your post and the pictures are me a piece! :}