The truth is, there's nothing better than a homemade pizza. Sure you can enjoy restaurant pizzas, but they're not the same as the ones you kneed with your own two hands, chop the veggies and place on your very own.
Plus, your homemade pizzas can be shaped into crazy things you never intended...like the state of Idaho or Nevada? The perfectionist in me doesn't love when the pizza dough won't make one happy circle, but you can't fight the dough. Sometimes, it just has a mind of it's own.
Here's what I suggest:
Trader Joe's garlic and herb pizza dough
your choice marinara/pizza sauce
veggies (I used red peppers, artichoke hearts, tomatoes, olives)
a little ground black pepper
a few shakes of red pepper flakes
corn meal for the pan before you place the crust
*For best results, cook dough for a few min before adding anything. Assemble pizza and bake 10 min at 450 deg.
As divine as it smells when you pull it out of the oven, be sure to give it a few minutes to cool before slicing.
Manfriend and I enjoyed our pizza while watching the Miss USA pageant. It was much less entertaining than I remember it and the evening gowns...ugh.
Well, back to the grind! This was the first weekend that really felt like summer for me. It seemed like it could last forever, until it didn't. ;) Happy Monday!