I find that the key to cooking well is improvising with whatever ingredients I have on hand at the moment. It’s a good idea to have the makings for pizza on hand, so we can put them on top of whatever bread we have around (bagels, english muffins, tortillas, etc.). Tonight I had a baguette and some mushrooms, tomatoes, and zucchini. Toss on whatever you like: feta cheese, squash, or red bell pepper, for example.
1 French baguette (bought or homemade)
Pizza sauce, tomato sauce, or pasta sauce
Colorful vegetables of your choice, sliced to preference
Optional: Chopped garlic, dried oregano, meat, chopped fresh basil
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Cut the baguette in half and then slice each piece lengthwise, so you have four more or less equal pieces. Place on a baking sheet or pizza pan and spread the pizza sauce over each with a spoon. If you wish, sprinkle chopped garlic and dried oregano over the sauce.
Layer the vegetables one by one, and meat if you wish (just make sure it’ll cook in 10 minutes or so), and sprinkle with shredded cheese until veggies are almost completely covered. It’s a challenge, because the baguette is narrow, but you’ll end up with some nice crispy cheese to snack on. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until the cheese is thoroughly melted.
Let cool and sprinkle with basil (don’t bake it, because it’ll char). Slice the baguette pieces in half again, for easy eating. Enjoy!