I love make-your-own-pizza night! I love getting the kids involved in the preparation of their food, and what's more fun than shaping your own pizza crust and topping it to your specifications? We did this often when I was growing up, especially during slumber parties, and always had a blast with it.
Tonight was kind of a "clean out the fridge" theme, so it served dual purpose. Lydia chose the classic Hawaiian pizza, canadian bacon and pineapple, which oddly enough, few people here in Syracuse have ever heard of. Meg opted for a meat lover's pizza of sorts, with pepperoni, sausage, canadian bacon and bell pepper. I went with a more grown up palate. A few days ago my neighbor gave me a huge tray of greek olives, hummus, roasted red peppers, spicy marinated peppers and pita bread left over from her husband's law school grad party. I used a bunch of the olives and peppers on my pizza, as well as pepperoni, bell pepper, fresh spinach and goat cheese.
I used my go-to pizza dough recipe tonight. It's quick and easy and always turns out great. I'm getting better at stretching the dough in my hands instead of rolling it or patting it out, but still have to break out the rolling pin at times. I haven't quite graduated to tossing it up in the air yet. ;)
What are your favorite pizza toppings?
(gratuitous picture of my cute kid)