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Have You Been to the Marietta Diner?

Marietta Diner

Marietta Diner

Hey Y’all, have you ever been to a place to eat that just blows your mind? I’m talking about blown in a good way. Well let me tell you about my experience at the Marietta Diner in Marietta, Georgia.

Plan some time when you decide to geaux…it’s a lot to take in. From the outside it looks like what a diner should look like…but when you walk in, you realize it’s more than just a diner. Oh yeah, this is going to be an experience….quite possibly like none other.

The menu is extensive…you want steak, they have it, you want Mexican, they have it, you want Mediterranean, they have it…so ya get the picture? I mean there is everything on the menu…except the kitchen sink. But I bet of there was a way to serve the kitchen sink that was tasty, they could do it.

Marietta Diner meal

Marietta Diner meal

Sooo, here’s what we had…my hubby got the Greek Gyro plate, that came with a salad and fries. I had the steamed veggies. And let me tell ya, both dishes were so good. I think you can see that from the pictures….can we say Yummo?

BUT….here’s the piece de resistance….it’s their desert counter….they have so many different cakes…no less than 25 different varieties…more I think, but I was so overwhelmed.  And cookies…I’m talking huge cookies!.  I love cakes…and cookies. There were so many to chose from…and sadly on this day…I didn’t get any…was way too full from my meal. So I think the next time I’m in town, I’ll surely be headed over to the diner, but I’m getting dessert first!

Where’s your favorite place to eat? What’s your favorite dish? Are you a cake and cookies for dessert? Or pie?

Until next time, Blessings and Bubbles,

Sandy

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Hey Yall, I have made this Cauliflower Crust Pizza, and it is great.  Pretty easy to do and you get a real crust feel to the crust.  Hope that makes sense.

Cauliflower Crust Hawaiian Pizza

Yield: One 9 to 12-inch pizza (feeds 2 to 3 people)

Prep Time: 25 min

Cook Time: 18 min

Ingredients:

CRUST:
1/2 LARGE head cauliflower (or 2+ cups shredded cauliflower)
1 large egg
1 cup finely shredded mozzarella cheese (or try another kind!)
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried minced garlic (or fresh garlic)
1/2 teaspoon onion salt

TOPPINGS:
1/2 cup tomato-basil marinara sauce (or pizza sauce)
1/2 cup finely shredded mozzarella cheese
3 slices Canadian bacon, cut into strips
1/2 cup pineapple tidbits

Directions:

1. Shred the cauliflower into small crumbles. You can use the food processor if you’d like, but you just want crumbles, not puree. You’ll need a total of about 2 cups or so of cauliflower crumbles (which is about half a large head of cauliflower. Place the cauliflower crumbles in a large bowl and microwave them (dry) for 8 minutes (see Tips below if you do not have a microwave). Give the cauliflower a chance to cool.

2. Prepare the crust: Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Spray a cookie sheet or pizza pan with nonstick spray (or use a nonstick surface). In a medium bowl, mix the cauliflower crumbles (about 1 1/2 cups since they shrink after cooking) with the remaining crust ingredients. Pat the “crust” into a 9 to 12-inch round on the prepared pan. Spray the crust lightly with nonstick spray and bake for 15 minutes (or until golden). Remove the crust from the oven and turn the heat up to broil.

3. Prepare the pizza: Spread the sauce on top of the baked crust, leaving a 1/2-inch border around the edge. Sprinkle 1/4 cup cheese on top. Add the bacon and pineapple, spreading it out around the pizza. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top. Broil the pizza 3 to 4 minutes, or until the toppings are hot and the cheese is melted and bubbly. Cut into 6 slices and serve immediately.

Tips:

For those who don’ t have a microwave: You can steam the florets just until they are tender (not mushy) on the stove and then let them cool before grating them. The texture/consistency won’t be the same (It will be more like a puree) but it still works fine once you mix all the ingredients together.

Other topping ideas:
Marinara or pizza sauce with your favorite toppings
Pesto with thin sliced tomato and fresh mozzarella
Alfredo with sausage, mushrooms, Provolone & Asiago cheese
Barbecue sauce with shredded chicken, green onions and smoked gouda
*This pizza is best served on a plate with a fork.

Nutritional Information per serving FOR THE WHOLE PIZZA- per slice:
Serving size: 1 slice
Calories per serving: 151
Fat per serving: 7.2g
Saturated Fat per serving: 4.1g
Sugar per serving: 3g
Fiber per serving: 2.2g
Protein per serving: 12.6g
Cholesterol per serving: 53mg
Carbohydrates per serving: 9.2g

Nutritional info per serving for JUST THE CRUST- per slice (if you want to do your own toppings):
Serving Size: 1 slice (pizza cut into 6 slices)
Calories 84, Fat 4.3g, Sat Fat 2.6g, Cholesterol 40.8mg, Sodium 166mg, Carbohydrates 4.6g, Fiber 1.9g, Sugar 0g, Protein 7.1g

Source: RecipeGirl.com (inspired by and adapted from Eat, Drink Smile)    #IBN30

Until next times, Blessings and Bubbles,

Sandy