Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Pizza night

The other day I was talking with some folks about what food you would want to have if you were deserted on an island. One person said tuna fish. My immediate reaction was ewwww, tuna?! Really? You're on an island surrounded by fish and you would want to have tuna. Of course I couldn't help sharing my reaction. Cuz, really. TUNA? Under pressure she changed her answer to beef stew. I'm kinda thinking tuna was the better choice. Another person said rice. I really hope I don't get stranded on an island with them.

I said pizza.

I could seriously eat pizza everyday. I love it hot, cold, thin crust, deep dish, with sauce, without sauce, plain, or loaded with ingredients. My favorite toppings are more traditional. But I'll pretty much try any pizza. It's seriously one of my favorite foods.

Of course I don't eat it much anymore as I'm trying to eat less carbs. But I still have a slice, or two, every once in a while. And I savor every bite.

One of our favorite things to do when making pizza at home is to take the basic cheese pizza from Trader Joe's ($3.99) and add tasty toppings to make it more custom.

It makes the prep work so much easier. You don't have to mess with the dough. And you don't have to buy a jar of sauce which will eventually get moldy in the fridge since you don't need to use an entire jar. Or maybe that's just must my personal problem. Who knows.

You can even throw the pizza on the grill. Tastes great this way and you can fit two or three on the grill at one time.

Last weekend we made a yummy pie with Italian chicken sausage, mushrooms, fresh basil and a little extra italian cheese mix. I took the meat from 2 sausages, removed it from the casing, and fried it up in a pan before adding it to the pizza. Then I sliced 3 mushrooms and thinly sliced 3 basil leaves. All stuff I had on hand at home.

We always have a least two cheese pizzas in the fridge at all times. Let me know if you try it, and what your favorite toppings are!


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