Italian Summer

10 Jun

I posted an entry for the Moxie Girls summer cocktail contest, and I won second place!  Here’s my entry:

Heather decided to go all Italian on us with a delicious mix of light, sweet limoncello, tart cran and our ol’ girl the Goose!  She also smartly paired it with a white pizza which if I had my way, I’d have in front of me right now. Mmm mmm… And to make it even better, the white pizza is figure-friendly at only 4 Weight Watcher’s Points® a slice.  That leaves room for another limontini!  Let me have my math.

Limon-tini

  • 3oz Grey Goose
  • 2oz Caravella Limoncello
  • 1oz cranberry juice

Pour over ice, shake, and strain into glass.  Enjoy!

White Pizza

22 min | 10 min prep | SERVES 4

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 vidalia onions or other sweet onion, coarsely chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped spinach or arugula leaves
  • 1/4 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 4 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 (8-inch) prebaked pizza crusts (such as boboli)
  1. Spray grill rack with nonstick spray and prepare grill for medium-hot fire.
  2. Heat the oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion, sugar, and 1/4 tsp of the salt.
  3. Cook, stirring until onion is a rich golden brown, about 8 minutes.
  4. Stir together the spinach or arugula, ricotta, 2 tbsp of the parmesan, the basil, and the remaining 1/4 tsp salt in a small bowl.
  5. Place the crust on a pizza paddle or rimless baking sheet and spread the spinach mixture over it to cover entirely.
  6. Top with the onion and sprinkle with the remaining 2 tbsp paremesan.
  7. Using the paddle or baking sheet, slide the pizza on the grill, away from the heat source.
  8. Cover and cook, rotating the pizza a half turn every 5 minutes, until the pizza is hot and the cheese is fully melted, about 8 minutes.

4 WW Points per serving (1/4 pizza). Reposted from Weight Watchers.com

So cool, right?  I am getting a copy of their awesome blogging book and some great handcream!  I don’t think I have ever won anything, so I think this is pretty awesome!

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6 Responses to “Italian Summer”

  1. Amy June 10, 2008 at 1:18 pm #

    That’s awesome! They both sound good so I will have to give them a try! Congrats on the win!

  2. Tara June 10, 2008 at 2:12 pm #

    Yay for you!! And YUM! That sounds fabulous, I totally see why you won.

  3. MOM June 10, 2008 at 7:29 pm #

    You are so cool…can’t wait to try both!!!

  4. Caryn June 10, 2008 at 8:52 pm #

    How awesome! Congratulations!

  5. Joelle June 11, 2008 at 8:07 am #

    I didn’t realize that was you, silly! haha! 🙂 Congratulations!

  6. Limoncello Recipe June 11, 2008 at 11:22 am #

    Sounds really good, and potent!

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