Did you watch the opening of the 2016 Summer Olympics last night? I am a total nerd when it comes to the Olympics. I just love all of it! The site of Bob Costas literally makes me giddy, because it means it’s either time for the Olympics or the Kentucky Derby.
The Olympics is such an amazing event that unites the world in so many ways. I love the stories of the athletes, but most of all I love how it depicts the true testament of determination. To be an Olympian takes an amazing amount of courage, grit, and determination. Can you imagine the countless hours, months, and years that go into practicing for one event? It takes an immeasurable amount of passion for a sport to reach the level of the Olympics.
To celebrate this spectacular display of determination, we whipped up this cute little dinner showcasing the rings of the Olympics. The rings themselves display unity in that they represent the six colors (white too) that can reproduce the colors of every country. It is truly an international symbol.
We chose wheat bran bagels with oats to highlight our olympic rings, but you can use any type of bagel, mini bagel, or english muffin for a perfect pizza. Homemade pizza sauce and fresh mozerrella make these Olympic rings extra tasty. For the colors of the rings we used blue potatoes, black olives, cherry tomatoes, yellow peppers, and basil. You can use any blue, black, red, yellow, or green pizza topping that your heart desires. Other ideas would be eggplant, green peppers, jalapeños, pepperonis, etc.
This would be a great recipe to share with your family while you tune into some Olympic action. Who is your favorite athlete? What is your favorite event to watch?
Olympic Ring Bagel Pizzas
2 Blue Potatoes
1/2 c. black olives
1/2 c. cherry tomatoes
1 yellow pepper
6-7 basil leaves
Salt & Pepper
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Slice bagels in half and assemble on a baking pan. Cover the top of bagel with pizza sauce and sprinkle mozerrella cheese. Prepare ring colors. Slice blue potatoes thinly and place around bagel. Sprinkle olive and basil leaves on respective bagel slices. Slices cherry tomatoes and yellow pepper into small chunks and place on bagel ring. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until cheese is browned. Enjoy
I forgot to mention that while in Utah we visited Olympic Park, which was the host to the 2002 Winter Olympics. Prior to our visit, we watched Eddie the Eagle, the story of a British ski jumper who had a ton of determination. If you have a chance to watch it, I would highly recommend adding it to your feel good movie playlist.