What I Made Last Night: Pizza

8 Feb

If you don’t like pizza, there is something wrong with you, and I would prefer that you stop reading my blog. Just kidding! Then I would have one less reader, which would bring me down to 2 or so. Don’t leave me! But do get your taste buds checked.

Anyway, it’s really easy to make at home if you buy the crust (I mean, obviously I wasn’t going to sit around all day waiting for homemade dough to rise. I have a life. Ok, fine, I don’t, but I still wasn’t going to make dough from scratch when I can buy better dough at Trader Joe’s for $1.99). And you can put on all sorts of delicious toppings for waaaay less than it would cost to order them all at a pizza place. Because I like my pizza with lots of stuff on it, this means that making my own pizza is generally far more cost effective than buying it, thus uniting my two main goals in life of 1. eating delicious food and 2. saving money.

Like I said, TJ’s has some great dough — I used the herby one, but they also have whole wheat. Your average supermarket should also have dough, probably in the refrigerated Italian section, near the ravioli and stuff. I don’t mess with those pre-made Boboli crusts — I have standards, guys. But whatever, use the crust of your choice, and complete with lots and lots of toppings! It’s a great way to impress your friends with your gourmet skillz and save some dinero.

 

yum!

 

 

Last night, I used vodka sauce instead of regular tomato sauce, then added some minced garlic (makes a big difference), and covered it with baby spinach, fresh mozzarella, a cheddar-gruyere mix, caramelized onions, and sliced grape tomatoes, and of course topped it off with my faves, grated parmesan cheese and crushed red pepper. It was delicious.

Other pizzas to try:

Greek:

feta, tomato, spinach, broccoli, mozzarella, onion

Hawaiian with a twist:

chicken sausage (try one of the sweet kinds, like apple), pineapple and mozzarella

Margherita:

olive oil, garlic, tomato, basil, fresh mozz

Blue cheese:

olive oil, blue cheese crumbles, honey, pear (this is actually delicious — try it!)

 

 

 

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