Monday, March 01, 2010
Sunday Night Home Made Pizza- Dad Pizza
Sunday night, we had some old friends over. It was supposed to be Saturday night, but something came up for them, so we lagged it a day! We caught up on our kids(they had four girls, we had two boys)..If you think all your kid troubles go away when they move out- you are wrong! One child of theirs married a nut case nearly 15 yrs. older than her, and is about as useless as tits on a goose..divorced now, she has sole custody of their one child. Guy drove her about half crazy before she got rid of him!
Anyway, I made what we fondly refer to as a Dad pizza for something to eat. Why is it called a Dad pizza? I've been making home made pizza dough, and sauce since my kids were little- and they would always ask "Can we have a Dad pizza tonight?" It's more Chicago style than NYC- but the thickness of the crust is somewhere in between..I let it rise for an hour in the mixing bowl (in a warm spot!) Punch it down and let it rise again spread in the baking sheet for another twenty minutes before topping. Sauce, sprinkled with hand grated Italian Parmesan and Romano(the real stuff!), shredded Mozzarella, Italian bulk sausage, Pepperoni, chopped onions, sliced mushrooms and sprinkled with more shredded Mozzarella(to bind it all a little better!) Baked at 450F for about 15 minutes, then let it set for another 5 minutes before cutting. Feeds 4-5 seriously hungry people...
I'm going to finally try to make that pomegranate BBQ sauce today, with a pork tenderloin for dinner- wish me luck, as last week I made too many mistakes!