Saturday and Pizza

One of my favorite dinners ever is pizza. Probably the combination of bread, cheese and veggies…

I start with my homemade dough. I use the recipe from King Arthur Flour and add a tablespoon of sugar for the yeast to feed from. I also use all whole wheat flour.  

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don't mind the dirty countertop

A year or two ago we decided that we preferred white pizza- or at least pizza with no red sauce. So I started with arugula on the bottom of everything. 

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Then a little mozzarella and cooked mushrooms. I find the trick is to sprinkle a few small layers of the mozzarella to keep everything stuck together 🙂 

 

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Then I layered a few more tasty ingredients on but I forgot to take photos as I went. I like to design my pie in a way that allows me to have several options. I put red peppers on one half lengthwise and then across the short two halves I spread shredded black forest ham and then cut up chicken sausage link (Al Fresco). I love onions on pizza so small pieces are scattered on top of everything. Topped with a sprinkle of olive oil and some red chili flakes.

Final result: 

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Babylove and I always make separate pizzas- he likes more meat than I. He also gets the round variety. I am experimenting with how I like my crust and what pan to use. Babylove uses our pizza stone in which we roll out the dough on a parchment paper and load it onto the pizza stone that has been in the 450 degree oven. He used pork sausage, mushrooms and ham.

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We watched Drive, with Ryan Gosling for our Saturday dinner date and I was highly disappointed. The first 45 minutes were very slow, and the last 45 minutes I had to turn away because of so much blood and gore. It was all made better by a glass of wine and chocolate chip cookie 🙂

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