Of Food and Love recipes: family traditions friday night family night pizza
by Mommy Hobbies
In my napsack stash
Lately, I’ve realized that I might have a problem. I really, really enjoy food. Not just FOOD, though. I mean good food. You won’t catch me eating out for the fun of it, because I have a couple dollars to spare, but you will catch me scouring the market for new ingredients to make yummy, tummy food. And no, I don’t think buying snails or tripe will ever be on my list of, how-can-I-cook-this…
One of the dishes that we love making around here is pizza! It’s been so hard finding a place that makes pizza up to our standards. It’s usually too greasy, bitter sauce, funky tasting crust, you name it. Then I got the bright idea to just make our own. I don’t go so far as to make my own crust. I’ve already admitted my ability to bake is somewhere along the lines of horrible and God-awful. So, I found the next best thing — Boboli.
Somehow, Friday night became “Pizza Night”. It was a slow evolution but completely natural. We make pizza and some type of sweet treat. Tonight, it’s neon green rice krispie treats. How we love our krispies.
D and I love fresh veggies on our pizza. Nothing like the snap of a fresh green pepper.
And of course, little hands were helping, eating pieces of that soft mozzarella.
All I do is slice huge chunks and lay them out on the pizza. Maybe I should shred it? Maybe. But I like the chunks, though.
We pile it all on…first Canadian bacon, then the peppers, followed by the mushrooms.
Baked on a steamy 450 for 8-10 minutes.
Don’t be afraid to let your inner Italian go. “When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie…that’s amore…“ Sing it loud, now!