A few months ago, our favorite brick-oven pizza shop/bakery closed it's doors. Sad, sad, sad. Since we all love pizza here (especially the kids), I decided it was time to try making it on my own. I found a dough recipe in VWaV (I swear I'm getting some new cookbooks soon!), and it looked really easy. So, I started yesterday afternoon since it had to rise for an hour and then rest for an hour. It was so easy! I was thinking, "Wow. If this turns out to actually taste good, we're going to be having pizza more often!"
I have to say, the hardest part was stretching the dough into a (sort-of) circle. The first one, which was for the kids, I shaped pretty well. They just like cheese on their pizza, so I made them their own. The next one, which is the one in the picture, didn't look quite as good.
I couldn't find a jarred sauce and Kroger that looked acceptable, so I was like, "Screw it, I'll make my own damn sauce!" I got a can of tomato sauce and tomato paste. I poured the sauce in a pot and added a couple scoops of paste, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, etc. It turned out really nice, and I even had enough to freeze for my next pizzas. Sleek likes onions on his pizza, so I sauteed a red onion for his half. For my half, I had onion, cremini mushrooms and sun-dried tomatoes. I also went light on the cheese on my half. It was so good. I couldn't believe I'd made a pizza completely from scratch and it actually turned out great! Plus, I got to use my pizza stone, which I hadn't used for years. YEARS!
I didn't post last night, because I was busy watching the WVU game. Louisville gave us a game, that's for sure. We went from having a sizable lead to being tied near the end of the fourth quarter. The Mountaineers scored a touchdown with about two minutes left, and won the game 38-31.
The kiddos are going to the Grandparents' for the three day weekend. You all know what that means for Sleek and me? People! Get you minds out of the gutter! We've got a weekend full of decluttering/cleaning/home maintenence, of course!