Mmmm… I have been craving pizza for some time now. Even though the best pizza place in town is only 14$ for a family sized pizza, I decided to go homemade. It was about the same price because I already had most of the ingredients. I had my teenager over for the weekend so I decided it would be a nice treat. Besides, my husband is working late and who doesn’t wanna come home to pizza?
I started my dough around 2-230 pm. I left it to rise while I engaged in Mario Party 10 with the boys. we had fun, until the Gamepad died and all thats left is 2 wii motes. Oh well, Mom’s out. While they continued to play their video games, I prepped my veggies, meat and cheese.
The recipe I used for my pizza dough is here.
For these pizzas our lineup included: red, green, yellow, orange peppers; finely diced leek; celery; canned pineapple; and a sub pack with included pepperoni, bologna and ham. I purchased preshredded cheese (marble and herb-garlic/mozza) and used the remaning orange cheddar in my fridge.
Everyone picked their toppings, my oldest had everything except pineapple and my youngest just went with meat and cheese. I threw ’em in the oven for 20 minutes @ 450*F and voila! It was so good, the boys were silent while eating and my youngest in begging for more. Success!
It also happens to be Canadian Thanksgiving tomorrow (or just Thanksgiving, as we call it here). I don’t like cooking turkeys. I don’t see the need to cook a giant bird till it completely dries out (no, I’m not very good at cooking turkey) then throw half of it out because everyone in my house is too good for leftovers. Gee. Not too mention I have absolutely NO freezer space. I can’t even save it… So I’m going the stuffed bird route, but a little less traditional. I’m excited to share this modernized dinner with you!
Sneak peak ingredients:
- Chicken breasts
- Cranberry sauce