Mmmmm! Pizza! Pizza!

24 Feb

Do you order from the same pizza place every weekend?   Maybe you’re lazy or bored or just can’t figure out what to have for dinner.  Do you order that giant pizza for just you and another person, and find yourself eating too much of it…just because it’s there?  Maybe you wonder how that one item you ordered costs so much, for so little ingredients.  Or you might wonder why you bought that bland frozen pizza that seemed to have all those fake ingredients on it. 

My fiance and I have found the solution to this…

We MAKE our own pizza!  YUMMMMM!

It’s super easy to  make your own pizza at home.  Pick out your favorite ingredients and pizza dough, and you’re good to go!  The fun part (well, there are many fun parts, but I’ll get to that) about making your own pizza at home, are the seemingly unlimited choices about what to make your pizza with! 

  1. You can make your own dough from scratch, pick up pre-made dough (Trader Joe’s has a yummy one), or even buy a Boboli pie crust.  An additional option, is gluten-free pizza dough.  There are so many great gluten-free foods available now, and pizza dough is one of them!
  2. Depending on your mood, you can use pizza sauce, pesto sauce, olive oil, or even a white sauce for your base. 
  3. Now the toppings…that’s where this stuff gets good!  Soooooo many options!  Peppers, onions, broccoli, spinach, mushrooms, garlic, pepperoni, sausage, pineapple, chicken…and tons more!   We love using the lighter versions sometimes, like turkey pepperoni and turkey/chicken sausage.
  4. It’s so great to be able to choose fresh mozzarella, provolone, parmesan.  Maybe you wanna get fancy with it and go with asiago, fontina, gorgonzola, ricotta! One more option is a dairy-free cheese like Daiya.  Pizza may not be an option for many lactose intolerant people ordering out, but with dairy-free cheese, you can make your own at home!

There are so many perks of making your own pizza at home.  One of our favorite things about pizza night at our house, is the assembly of the pizza itself.  We get to work together step by step on creating the pizza, deciding which toppings to use and how much to put on.  We have fun creating new ideas for pizzas all the time.  One of our favorites so far, is to buy a rotisserie chicken, shred the chicken and cover the dough, add Frank’s Red Hot sauce all over the pizza, and top with fresh mozarella.  MMMM!  MMMM!  Delish!  Another tasty fave is our chicken fajita pizza.  We prepare chicken and peppers like we would for a regular chicken fajita dinner, but then put all the ingredients on top of our pizza dough, and cover in cheese.  Oh my gosh!  That one is super good!  Pizza time at home is a super easy meal, and is a wonderful way to get the kids involved in cooking too!

We’ve decided, our favorite thing of all, is the quality time we spend making our pizzas together, and then enjoying the delicious meal we made.  I might say it a lot, but I really do believe, that the food you make at home with love and care while with your loved ones will ALWAYS taste better than the food you order in a restaurant.  It means so much more.  It’s almost like you can taste that LOVE in the pizza!

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4 Responses to “Mmmmm! Pizza! Pizza!”

  1. Melsa February 24, 2012 at 5:57 pm #

    awesome post!

  2. Emma March 26, 2012 at 5:02 am #

    Yum! You’ve inspired to me to get pizza making. I think it’s one of the funnest things to make with someone else 🙂 x

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