Sunday, March 13, 2011

Pizza! Pizza!

Tonight for dinner we went to my parents, to see this wonderful lady:

My mama! For dinner, she made chicken stuffed with Prosciutto and Cheese, Sauteed Shrooms, Roasted Veggies, String beans, and a few other sides, while I made to yummy pizzas! Cooking at your parents house is always more fun because you don't have to worry about cleaning up (sorry mama!)

The whole sha-bang
First pizza of the night, was a "meat pizza" for the manly men.  We rolled out the dough and sprinkled it with spices, then baked it for about 10 mins in the oven, on 350.
Next I added some tomato sauce, a few leftover meatballs my mom made, sauteed mushrooms, and of course...anchovies. 

Please, whats a pizza without those lil salty gems anyway?! Next I added a lil bit shredded mozzarella cheese
and baked it on 450 for 15 minutes.  It was good, too bad I'm not the biggest fan of meat this pregnancy!


PS, leftover meatballs or meatloaf taste awesome on pizza

Meatball Pizza
5 leftover MB's, sliced
5 sauteed mushrooms
1/2 can anchovy
tomato sauce
pizza dough
spices
4 oz mozz cheese


My next pizza was much more of a girly veggie pizza
I did the same thing to the dough - roll, spice, bake... then spread on some of my moms homemade pesto sauce instead of red sauce (always surprisingly good)

Then I layered about one handful of fresh spinach on the top, and added sliced green olives and 1/2 can anchovies.


Added some mozz cheese and ricotta, and we were good to go

Baked it on 450 for 15 mins,



Spinach Olive Pizza
Dough
3 Tbsp Pesto
Handful fresh spinach
6 large olives, sliced thin
1/2 can anchovies
4 oz mozz cheese
1/2 cup Ricotta Cheese
Spices

Pizza Secret - If I plan to use a tray/ pizza stone the whole time, I bake the dough ahead of time.  If I plan to take it off of the tray 1/2 way thru baking, I don't bake it ahead of time.  For these pizzas it was easier to leave it on the tray the entire baking time, so I baked the dough for about 10 mins before adding the toppings and putting it back in.  I do this because I don't like doughy pizza, like, at all. I like 'er crunchy.

My Big, Big Brotha and Mikayla
Nana, Mikayla, and a Cool Russian headpiece ;)

3 comments:

  1. Great looking pizza. Looks like you had a nice visit. Thank you for sharing and have a great week!

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  2. It looks very yummy !!!!! mmmmmm- and your mum looks lovely.Like the head-dress.

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  3. gorgeous family and pizza whats better nothing!

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