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Chicken, Bacon, and Asparagus Pizza

It's still asparagus season which means every time I walk into the Wedge or go to the Farmers Market I'm tempted to buy a bundle of green. My first bunch was turned into a delicious stir fry type dinner, steamed it, and added it to an omelet. The question was what to do with the second bundle.

Monday was a brutal day and I decided I needed pizza. I wasn't really in the mood for anything traditional though so I went over what was in my fridge. I had bacon, chicken, peppers, and asparagus which sounded like a pretty good combo. So after mixing up a batch of pizza dough and setting it to rise, I ran off to The Wedge for a few necessary ingredients. I added mushrooms, fresh mozzarella, and feta to my ingredients.

After getting home, I started chopping up some of the veggies and cooking the chicken. I'm slowly becoming obsessed with the chicken from The Wedge. I buy the bone in breasts and they are not only huge, but incredibly tasty.

After doing a bit of knife work, it was time to roll out the dough. This went pretty well and nothing is quite as nice as crust topped with sauce.

Add toppings: Asparagus, onion, chicken, bacon, bannana peppers, and mushrooms.

Next I topped with cheese, a combo of fresh mozzarella, crumbled feta, and grated parmesean.

This is where disaster struck. I didn't take any photos as I was too busy trying to solve my mistake. I had put the dough on my work surface to top, but made the mistake of not putting down flour or corn meal. Unfortunately, I don't have the appropriate tools to scrape the dough off the work surface so moving the pizza onto my baking stone was a disaster. I had toppings on the floor, the counter and cooking on the pre-heated pizza stone. It turned the beautiful looking pizza you see above into something from a pizza horror film.

Of course it was still tasty, and I did have two crusts available so I redeemed myself with the next pizza.

Just looking at that makes me hungry for the leftovers sitting in my lunch bag.