Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Pizza Fridays: 2 Ways

In an effort to make life a little easier as far as meal planning & preparing goes, I have officially declared Fridays as pizza nights at our home!  We've been at it a few weeks now, and we all look forward to Pizza Fridays!

I love pizza.  I could probably eat it every single day.  Hot, cold, lukewarm....doesn't really matter.  It's kind of the perfect food.  I also love the variety you can have with pizza.....it's not just about cheese & pepperoni!

The first Pizza Friday we did have just the normal pepperoni and cheese kind.  I used this recipe (from my dear college roomie) for the dough.  I had some string cheese so i cut it lengthwise and wrapped it in dough around the edges - stuffed crust!

There is just something sooooo good about homemade pizza!!!


Our real favorite though, is grilled pizza.  Have you tried it?  I love that the weather is getting warmer and we can grill more....pizza on the grill is delicious!  Here's the recipe we use (courtesy of another dear friend.....my friends make some good pizza!!)

Ingredients:
  • 2 c flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 pkg quick rise yeast
  • 3/4 c warm water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
Add the yeast into warm water and let sit for a few minutes.  Make sure it gets foamy, or else you need new yeast!


Mix yeast mixture with the rest of the ingredients.  It works perfectly in my KitchenAid with the dough hook attachment!






Let rise.


Divide into 4 or 5 sections and roll out, adding flour as necessary.  Spray both sides with cooking spray.  (I roll ours out pretty thin....use your own judgement on this one!)


Grill over medium heat until it is cooked enough to flip....you'll be able to tell when it's done.  Instead of flipping, now is the time to add the toppings to the grilled side!  We like to set out a topping bar like this one....



Pizza sauce, pesto, ham, pineapple, bacon, spinach, green peppers, pepperoni, mozzarella, parmesan, red pepper flakes, italian seasoning.......anything you want.....time to clean out the refrigerator!

Here's J with his pizza.....so proud!!


Now that the toppings are on, grill again until dough is cooked and cheese is melted!


ENJOY!!!



Linking to: Thrifty Decorating, For the Mommas, Craft-O-Maniac, Raising Homemakers, The Frugal Girls,

6 comments:

Pat said...

Love the idea of make it your way pizza...

Chris and Hannah said...

Thanks for your ideas.
We love grilled pizza too.
We have pizza once a week but varies between Saturday and Sunday nights.
We really like BBQ Chicken Pizza baked or grilled. I'm glad we're going to live closer too.

Arlynn said...

Angie, Let me know if you want me to teach you how to make Mozzarella.... VERY easy!!!

Sailing with bare feet said...

YUM!
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I hope you enter for a chance to win!!!!! Hurry though, it ends tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

I wanna learn how to make mozzarella!

Carlene Boley said...

Thin crust pizza loaded with toppings sounds yummy! I grew up eating thin crust pizza and it’s still a favorite. It actually contains fewer calories than the thick one. But, I tend to make even with the toppings. I like the New York pizza style filled with fresh pepperoni and cheese.

Carlene Boley

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