The Lemony Snicken Pizza is our imaginative and offbeat creation for Food Bloggers Pizza Challenge during the 4th Annual YYC Pizza Week. (Scroll down for Recipe.)
VOTE for the Lemony Snicken Pizza at YYC Pizza Week website from September 22- October 1st!
Lemony Snicken Pizza
This extremely audacious pizza pays tribute to A Very Bad Thing.
Our family loves the dark humour and sharp wit of A Series of Unfortunate Events series. In fact, we loved both the books and original Netflix series so much, we named this pizza after it!
Like the series, the Lemony Snicken Pizza is imaginative and offbeat. So Delicious and Fresh!
Though the Snicken could certainly be considered a bit cheeky by some, ‘Fresh’ here refers to food recently made or obtained rather than the additional meaning of presumptuous or impudent toward someone.
The Lemony Snicken Pizza has big pans to fill! And by ‘Pans to Fill‘, I do not literally mean that one should cook the pizza in large cooking trays. I am referencing the common English phrase of ‘filling someone’s shoes‘ to mean doing the job that they used to do. You use this expression when the first person did a good job. It means that it’s going to be hard for you to do the job as well as they did it. If that person was really good at their job, you might say that you have some “big shoes to fill.” In this instance, I replace ‘pans‘ for ‘boots‘ to reference the phrase and the need to meet high expectations about something that came before.
Specifically, our Lemony Snicken has medium size loafers to step into because our Italiano Pizza Pentola won second place during YYC Pizza Week last year!
Help us defend the title of second best: Click HERE to vote!
Click on link to find out why I am using language like this plus learn more about the series and our Lemony Love in Netflix offers More of a Very Bad Thing #Netflix #StreamTeam
YYC Pizza Week
YYC Pizza Week is a 10-day event with partial proceeds of each pizza sold going to a local charity. From Friday, September 22 – Sunday, October 1 2017, there are over 44 pizza or pizza varieties to try! The public can visit various YYC Pizza Week Restaurants around town, buy a Thick, Thin or Gluten Free pizza for $20 with $3 of every pizza going back to Calgary Meals on Wheels.
Calgarians can also win prizes when they pick up a passport at a participating restaurant and get it stamped every time they eat a YYC Pizza Week creation like the Unique Pizzadilla from Blanco Cantina, the Mediterranean Chicken Pizza by 1410 World Bier Haus, or the Gluten Free Tuna Poke from The Still Fine Spirits & Edibles.
Participating bloggers and influencers create a pizza (sweet, savory, unique, gluten free, cauliflower crust, etc.) using 2 of 4 MYSTERY ingredients. This year’s mystery ingredients were revealed on Saturday, September 17th and found at local sponsor The Italian Store.
Challengers must use at least 2 of the 4 mystery ingredients plus any additional ingredients chosen. There was no doubt which two ingredients would be used in our creation but not all are appropriate to our family’s clean eating type diet.
1. Nduja (Spreadable pork salami, very popular on pizzas in Italy).
2. Tuscan antipasti from deli
3. Scarpone’s Marinated Artichoke hearts
4. Feta or Goat cheese
Can you guess which two we used? And which was a No-No for Clean Eating?
Eating Clean and cutting out food additives definitely crosses the first ingredient off our list. Deli meats tend to be high in preservatives including sulphites – which is a huge trigger for one of my littles.
Defending the Title
Prizes are awarded to 1st place, 2nd place, and most unique! Winners are based on total online votes and announced at the YYC Pizza Wrap Party.
Did I happen to mention we won a prize in the Blogger Challenge last year? Almost First Prize included so many fun goodies such as a cookbook and cutting board from Food Bloggers of Canada; an Oil and Vinegar set, Panatonne, and shopping bag from The Italian Store; and a handful of gift cards from YYC Pizza Week. Thank You, Thank You.
So, here is the link again to VOTE! Because, prizes.