Why didn’t I think of that?

Today’s post is going to be quick, because it’s been a busy week in our household.  All wonderful things, though … a Bible study with some great friends on Monday evening, followed by a church community group event on Tuesday evening. 

Speaking of my Bible study with great friends, if you’re a fan of Christian music, go check out The Museum’s website.  A couple of the guys from the band and their wives are in our Bible study, so I may be a little biased, but I’m seriously loving their new CD.  And you can hear some of the songs on their website.  So go take a listen! Winking smile

Anyways, now let’s get to the good stuff … food!

As always, the lovely Jenn is responsible for the fun!



This is a food “blast from the past.”  When I was a kid, my mom used to make me this breakfast all the time, and I had a craving this week.

It’s just a bagel with cream cheese and bacon in between.  I tried to make it slightly healthier by using a whole-wheat bagel.  Oh, and I had a glass of milk.  Totally healthy, right?

But I don’t care … it was completely delicious and brought me back to childhood! Smile







Buitoni Whole-Wheat Four-Cheese Ravioli, served with an alfredo sauce.  Quick and easy!



A Caesar salad +


a “homemade” French bread pizza! Thumbs up

This idea was one of those ideas that you find on Pinterest and you think, why didn’t I think of that??

The original idea came from this website

Basically you just preheat the oven to 500 degrees (you want it HOT!), slice your French bread open, and top it with sauce, cheese, and whatever toppings you want.


Then bake it for just 5-6 minutes.  The crust gets nice and crusty, and the cheese is perfectly melty (I don’t think that’s a word, but go with it).

A large loaf of French bread would normally serve 4 people, but since my husband is a human garbage disposal (love you, dear! Winking smile), he ate an entire half himself, and then I ate my portion across two separate nights.

It was quick, cheap, and delicious.  Two thumbs up! Thumbs upThumbs up

Question for ya …

Best thing you’ve eaten this week?

What is something that you’ve found on Pinterest and thought, “Why didn’t I think of that??”

Thoughts on the final episode of Big Brother tonight?! Who do you think is going to win??  Who do you want to win??

I was routing for Dan the whole time, but he’s started to bug me.  And I’m not a huge Ian fan.  So I guess I’m routing for Danielle!

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24 Responses to Why didn’t I think of that?

  1. Amanda

    My favorite meal this week by far was spinach and cheese ravioli topped with zucchini, onions, red peppers and brussles sprouts! I also added tomato basil marinara and it was amazing.

    One food I found on Pinterest and had a “duh” moment was pumpkin cupcakes. Two ingredients and you’re done! Plus they’re healthier than others and actually taste amazing.

    • notsodomesticated

      So a can of pumpkin and a box of cake mix, right? I think I’ve seen that before … I need to try it!

  2. Kat

    Your in a bible study with a band? Thats pretty cool :) Ill go check them out!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Definitely go check them out! Have you heard “My Help comes from the Lord?” That is one of their songs. They rock!

  3. Danielle @ Itsaharleyyylife

    Sometimes we just need to eat bagels! and they are so good when we do! Panera ones are the best! I just made my dinner off of a pinterest find yesterday! so yummy!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Oh yeah … love me some Panera! ;)

  4. Jana @ Newly Wife Healthy Life

    I know this sounds strange, but my absolute favorite bagel sandwich when I was a kid was bagel (had to be Lender’s brand and had to be white) cheese (simple processed American) tomato (fresh sliced from the garden) and onion (thick slice vidalia onion) sandwich with salt and pepper! It just screams childhood to me. My husband always cracks me up and asks where’s the meat? Lol!
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    • notsodomesticated

      That actually sounds pretty delicious!

  5. Laurie @ Love, Laugh, Laurie

    French bread pizza sounds like an amazing idea! Count me in for that :)
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  6. Pamela

    I think the best thing I ate this week so far was a really simple sandwich made with ham and a delicious gouda, pressed and melted. My sister asked me to make her another one. lol. So did Lucas. And I am with you on the bagel! My favorite one growing up would be one I would make with cream cheese, dijon mustard (always mustard-my obsession)then sliced turkey on top with one piece of provolone cheese. I’d nuke it for a few seconds only so that the cheese on top would melt.. it was the most delicious.. still is bagel sandwich I’ve had. :) Love you and hope we can get a phone date down, since we keep missing each other!

    • notsodomesticated

      Ooh that bagel sandwich sounds amazing!!!

  7. Yellow Haired Girl

    Cream cheese + bacon. WIN.
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    • notsodomesticated

      Amen, sister. ;)

  8. Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries

    I’m seeing more veggies… Jealous! ;)

    I actually re-pinned that french bread pizza idea from you I think! Cody would love it. I’m glad it was a success!
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  9. MassachusEATS

    Looooove that bagel sandwich :) Carbs + bacon = happy morning lol
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  10. amy @ fearless homemaker

    Love the idea of a homemade french bread pizza. for real, why have i never thought of that?! I’ll definitely be trying that soon!
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  11. Tamara Marken

    We love French Bread pizzas. We discovered them recently too. I have been meaning to tell you that I made your recipe for the spaghetti with olive oil, garlic, and red pepper flakes…Yum!!! We liked it so much last week that I made it again this week.

    • notsodomesticated

      Oh good!! I think that has to be one of my easiest and tastiest recipes to date. I’m so glad you tried it … thanks for letting me know! I hope you’re well! :)

  12. Amber with Slim Pickin's Kitchen

    Bagels + Cream Cheese + Bacon= Da bomb ;)

    You should try it with chive cream cheese next time! Absolutely phenomenal. Also, I have an entire Pinterest board called “Why Didn’t I think of that?” and the most brilliant thing I found was lining a coffee cup with tin foil when your grease jar is full. Line a coffee mug with the foil, pour hot bacon grease into it and when it solidifies, all you have to do is wrap up the tin foil and throw it away. Brilliant!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Oh that’s a good idea! And I need to try the chive cream cheese idea! I bought onion bagels this week, and that makes the sandwich even better!

  13. Natalie @ southern fit foodie

    We make french bread pizzas all the time! Easy and delicious!

  14. Jessie

    What a genius idea on the french bread pizza! Too bad I’m not a big fan on the french bread front :( .
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  15. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance

    Sounds like a good kind of busy to me! I love when my weeks fill up with different Bible/church related events. My spirits are always lifted when I’m in fellowship with other believers!
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  16. Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen

    Those french bread pizzas remind me of the English muffin pizzas we used to eat when we were kids! :)

    Balance Bars are better than candy. The caramel one tastes like Twix. I swear.
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