TGIF – Grimm, Roo and Arugula Pizza

Three reasons I’m happy tonight:

1) Grimm: I’m so excited that the new episodes of Grimm have started up on Friday nights again. It’s definitely one of my favorite shows and I love that is is set in my fair city. It’s always fun to try to find familiar places as I’m watching. When we lived in the Pearl, we used to see Grimm crews out and about filming all the time. We even shopped at the same Whole Foods as the actor who plays Monroe – I saw him there on several occasions.


(photo source: Grimm Facebook page)

2) Buddy and the Sleeper-Roo: Buddy usually can find a way to crack me up. Today he roo-ed in his sleep. For anyone unfamiliar with the term “roo” as it is applied to Greyhounds, it is the term used to describe when the hounds howl, and typically when one gets going, any hound in the vicinity will start. I find it particularly funny because Greyhounds (at least my Greyhounds) rarely bark. But get them roo-ing, and look out! Here is a good You Tube demonstration of a roo fest. The fact that he roo-ed wasn’t the funny part – the part that he did it while sound asleep, laying on his fluffy dog bed with his head hanging off and on the floor, and did NOT wake up was what I found hilarious. It caused our girl hound Lucie to run in from the other room looking to get in on the action. It’s not uncommon for either hound to yip or growl in their sleep, but the roo – that was new.

3) Pizza Night: Every Friday Matt makes pizza. Tonight he is trying a new recipe (after weeks of his famous Buffalo Chicken Pizza).

Goat Cheese Arugula Pizza:


  • 1 unbaked pizza crust
  • 6 tablespoons prepared pesto sauce
  • 3 Roma tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1 (8 ounce) package seasoned goat cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup fresh arugula
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • **we adapted the recipe and added some shredded poached chicken breast**


  • Preheat oven according to pizza package instructions.
  • Dab pesto onto the center of the pizza base, and spread toward the outer edges. Cut the goat cheese into thin coins, and spread or crumble across the pizza. Arrange tomato slices over goat cheese. Sprinkle with garlic. Brush the crust edges lightly with olive oil.
  • Place pizza directly on preheated oven rack. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes, or until the crust edges are golden.
  • After taking pizza out of the oven, allow to cool for a few minutes so that the cheese has time to set. After a couple of minutes, cover the pizza with a few handfuls of arugula. Cut, serve, and enjoy!

Fresh dough with a side of Guinness (to prep for St. Patrick’s Day):


The final product – yum!


Question: Do you have any good homemade pizza recipes you can share?



4 thoughts on “TGIF – Grimm, Roo and Arugula Pizza

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      • yes, it’s rocket – I guessed that from the photo, but had to check to be sure! I don’t *think* we say roo but maybe they do ‘down south’. I’ve only heard some hounds do it occasionally at the kennels. Amy almost never barks but she has a good line in pathetic whining.


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