It's a food thing...

After yesterday's bout with nastiness, I woke up this morning with high hopes. They were quickly diminished. I ended up calling my doctor's office on my break at work this morning. Apparently this was an IBS related thing. IBS is still really new to me, so I have no idea what to expect, what to do, and what triggers it. Thankfully I have an amazing doctor who gets my thought on natural living and wanting to be strong, not fake it. So he told me to get back on probiotics and take a strong dose today and if it doesn't get better, call again tomorrow. I'm already feeling better after less than 12 hours of meds. I wanted to do some speed work, but that's not happening. BUT since I am feeling better, I needed to indulge. I grabbed some of my Lactaid pills, because we're having dairy tonight!

Bacon-Pesto Pizza-ish and Corn on the cob with TWO butters.

So first I bought a pizza dough from Trader Joe's and rolled it out. I don't have pictures of the rolling process, but I have pictures of me comparing the length of my rolling pin to Guinness.
I come at my dog with a rolling pin and what does she do?
She licks it! Good thing I was done with it.
Apparently she's not done with it, though.
Next is to spread your favorite pesto on the dough. Seriously, just buy pesto in the store if you don't want to make it. I used my basic basil pesto, but this is really good with a spinach pesto. Then top with chopped bacon. I precook the bacon for a few minutes in the microwave to help remove some of the greasiness. The recipe started from me making it with prosciutto, but I had some amazing uncured applewood smoked bacon from TJ's that was going to expire... yesterday.

Don't be afraid to load on the bacon. It shrinks when it cooks.
Throw it in the oven at 375 for 12-15 minutes depending on thickness of bacon and how crispy you like your crust. I like to crank the oven to 450 for the last 2-3 minutes to really get my crisp on!

So while that was doing its thing in the oven, I made some corn! One of the vendors at the farmer's market had some corn. They warned me that it wouldn't be super sweet, but I love corn and don't care! (Seriously, this crazy weather is throwing all the crops for a loop.)

I grew up breaking corn in half before I boil it,  no matter what size pot it goes into. And I will continue this, because it tastes better that way!

For the corn I made TWO, yes I said it, TWO compound butters.

The first was a chili-esque butter:

1/4 cup butter, softened
2 tsp worcestershire sauce
2 tsp ground chipotle peppers
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste (I used a pinch of each)

Stir it all together and put in fridge until ready to serve!

The next is a truffle butter:
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 tsp truffle oil (NOT truffle flavored olive oil)
1 tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste (I used a pinch of each)

Same thing with this one: stir and into the fridge it goes!

This just looks like a bowl of butter on a dirty counter!

So while the pizza thing is baking, the corn is cooking, and the butter is chilling... I fed the dog! Like I said before, I make Guinness' food from scratch. So without going into too much detail, here's a picture:
Ground beef, rice, loads of veggies, and the green tint is a food additive full of nutrients just for dogs!

Guinness loves her food. I wish my camera had either video function or a time stamp. Here are some pictures of her eating. It lasts about thirty seconds total.
I add some kibble on top for more nutrients and crunch to clean her teeth. She doesn't like it though.

A Tony the Tiger water bowl and placemat that says good dog? Sign me up!

Almost done!
I checked on the pizza. It looks really good and almost ready!

Oh self cleaning oven, please clean yourself now!

It seems Guinness is done with her dinner!

And waiting for handouts. She knows she isn't doing a good thing.

"I swear, I'm just guarding your food from evil intruders!"

So after that we ate it all up pretty quickly, so no pretty pictures of food on my plate. I also served leftover roasted purple asparagus and green beans cooked in white wine with this. They both taste great with the truffle butter on top!

What did you have for dinner tonight?


  1. Your pup is soooo adorable!! What a great mom to make the food form scratch!

  2. I had to come and find your pesto bacon pizza---delicious!


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