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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Chrusties - throwback to college days

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i'm a big eater, as a result i'm constantly fighting with my body. it is hard for me to come to terms with the fact that i can't eat as much as i used to without the consequences of a higher number on my scale and tighter fitting clothes that have nothing to do with washing/shrinkage. {tears} in college i didn't gain the Freshman 15, i maintained a steady weight while still indulging in late night snacks, vending machine raids, take out and cheap fraternity beer. one of those late night snacks/take out order was Chrusties from dubious college joint (use of word on purpose) Chancey's.

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anyone who went to Radford in the 90s knows what chrusties are. it's just basically pizza rolled up like a cinnamon bun, baked and served with ranch dressing or marinara sauce.

i made this throwback to my college days over the weekend, in a fit of nostalgia. i contacted a few classmates to figure out the recipe and well, too much time has passed (it's been 10 years since i graduated) and our memory is just shot. so i winged it a bit. i used this pizza dough recipe, using instead whole wheat flour. i also liked this recipe alot because it doesn't require any rise time.

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i added a simple tomato basil pesto as the base, threw on some basil-almond pesto chicken and topped with a slight sprinkle of pecorino romano cheese. i sprayed the entire concoction with a bit of olive oil, baked for about 10 minutes and that was that.

verdict: i could only manage to eat two and i couldn't eat anything else for awhile. i can't believe i used to pack away half a dozen easy. it was good, just not like how it was in college: late night from a frat party, reeking of cigarette and hardcore drunk hunger. but i would make this again, it makes for a very easy party dish.

4 comments:

  1. I was craving Giordano's stuffed spinach pizza like craaaazy. And Garrett's buttery caramel popcorn. Luckily, I have two totally awesome blog friends who went to the restaurants, carried them on the plane, and brought them back for me recently. One slice of pizza was my whole meal. The bag of popcorn lasted more than a week.

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  2. holy crap that looks tasty. i totally want to make a veg version... bet it'd be so good with like spinach and feta or mushrooms and olives.

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  3. GEE NEE USS. This is definitely appearing the next time I'm host book club. Last time they went ape shit for personal-sized frittata thingies, so no doubt the cute will translate to other food items.

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  4. holy crap that looks tasty. i totally want to make a veg version... bet it'd be so good with like spinach and feta or mushrooms and olives.

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