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Breakfast Pizza and a Malibu Hike

October 28, 2011
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No day starts off on the wrong foot when it starts with pizza.¬†Especially if it’s BREAKFAST PIZZA.

Yesterday morning I used half a batch of Trader Joe’s whole wheat pizza dough to make a breakfast pizza for myself and a very nice dude (yes, the one who gave me the orchid that’s STILL ALIVE).

Fontina & Sausage Breakfast Pizza

serves two

  • whole wheat pizza dough (usually 1/2 a batch of what you buy at the store)
  • 1/2 c fontina cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • chopped spinach
  • 1 cooked chicken apple sausage, chopped
  • salt, pepper, garlic powder to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Allow half the batch of dough to rise according to package directions while wrapping the other half in plastic wrap and refrigerating or freezing.
  2. Stretch dough to fit inside an 8″ circular pan (or on a pizza stone if you’re lucky to have one!). Sprinkle on cheese, sausage, and spinach.
  3. Crack two eggs on top. You can either poke the yolks or leave them whole.
  4. Bake until eggs in the middle of the pizza are solid, at least 15 minutes.

I ate mine just as it was, but the dude decided to add a little heat. Can’t blame a guy for appreciating what hot sauce can do to food. :D

 

After breakfast, I met up with a friend in Santa Monica, and we drove out to Solstice Canyon in Malibu for a hike (yay for other people who don’t have 9-5′s!).

Solstice Canyon is pretty different from a lot of the hikes around LA. A few of them are pretty green (like areas of Griffith Park), but Solstice is like an oasis in a city of dry air and traffic.

It’s mostly untouched– except for the occasional house that burned down in the 50s. The foundation of the house, a couple appliances, and some walls are still standing, but the rest was burned down in on the many wildfires that wreaks havoc on SoCal every few years.

Shortly after we passed the house we came to a waterfall. It was small, but it was still a waterfall. Not something you expect to see in Los Angeles County, is it?

We continued on to another area where some people were taking a dip.

Sorry, guy. I didn’t mean to photograph you mid-strip. I think.

A couple of dogs decided to go for a swim, too! Every time I see dogs, no matter what kind, it makes me miss Dakota terribly (she’s in Tampa with my mom for a bit :( ).

My dad is supposed to come for a visit in either late November or early December, so I’ll definitely be taking him here at some point. I kind of wish I had known about this place sooner so my mom would’ve been able to go! Solstice Canyon is a mild hike and has beautiful scenery, so it’s the perfect place to take family members who don’t usually hike on a normal basis.

And hey, being able to see waterfalls 45 minutes from my house isn’t so bad, either. :)

5 Comments leave one →
  1. October 30, 2011 8:24 pm

    That pizza looks delicious and so doughy! I definitely need to try making a breakfast pizza sometime this week.

    The hike you went on looks gorgeous and the scenery looks gorgeous (including the guy mid strip haha). I didn’t realize there were so many places to hike in LA. That sounds really dumb I know, but I just never picture it like the beautiful photos you’ve posted from some of your hikes.

    • November 1, 2011 7:31 pm

      Haha thanks! Yeah, a lot of people think smog and traffic when they think of LA (though there’s plenty of that), but it’s not hard to find lots of beautiful places either. That’s probably why I like hiking so much… it takes you away from busy city life. :)

  2. Michael permalink
    November 2, 2011 7:43 am

    Pizza looks awesome. I’m jealous, no Trader Joe’s around here. Looks like a beautiful place to hike.

    • November 2, 2011 11:31 pm

      Publix makes pretty good whole wheat pizza dough, and I saw some chicken apple sausage at Whole Foods, just in case you wanted to try it out!!

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