Monday, October 27, 2008

Food: Pizza is a beautiful thing

Howdy Folks---

I love pizza...and I love pizza lots of different ways...from your average pepperoni to a fancy dessert them all!

The pizza in the picture is one that my son and I made tonight for our Family night and dinner. At his school, they are talking about food and where it comes from and how to make things. They asked us to make our child's favorite dish and bring it for them to share on Tuesday at lunch. So, we and I spent a good part of the evening making pizza for his class and our dinner tonight. The ones for his class are just plain pepperoni with cheese. The ones we made for us have that normal pepperoni and cheese but I also caramelized some onions, yellow and orange bell peppers, and mushrooms to put on ours. It was good....but really, how can pizza sauce with cheese and bread ever be wrong?

I have also made a barbecue chicken pizza. You just use barbecue sauce (I like the KC Masterpiece) in place of the tomato sauce and toss the chicken in the bbq sauce as well. Spread it on a pizza dough and top with some shredded fresh basil and mozzarella and cheddar cheese. Its a breeze and so yummy.

I also love a good fruit pizza, the ones with a huge sugar cookie as the crust with the cream cheese and marshmallow (mixed equal parts together) frosting as the "sauce" and sliced fruit as the topping.
Then you can always jazz up some regular old pizza dough with butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon and have a cinnamon roll pizza and drizzle it with royal icing. Yep, its low fat...I knew you were asking!

So, get in the kitchen with someone you love and make pizzas...all sorts...and make memories too! Take pictures and get creative on a few toppings. This is also a fun idea for a party...have all the "fixins" out and everyone can make their own personal pizza and cook it in the oven while everyone stands around the kitchen and chats (everyone ends up there anyway, might as well make it a focal point...maybe someone will even do the dishes!)

If you have some great pizza recipes or ideas, I would love to hear them!


Kath said...

The pic of your child shows a lot of the same features that the pics of your sisters kids do. You sure can tell they are related.

Heather said...

We get that a lot. In fact, one day someone wondered why Linz had Sydnee dressed up like a boy! :) I admit, they are all cute kids, my older neice is a cutie too...I might be a little biased. :)

Pizza Coupons Hut said...

This is the first time that I heard a fruit pizza. I usually order bacon pizza. Sounds delicious though. I'll try that one out too. This is nice site. . ..

Heather said...

You can also use a brownie dough as the crust for the pizza instead of the sugar cookie. For either one, you just flatten it out into a big round and cook it, let it cool, then smear on the frosting Imentioned earlier or you can use a canned frosting, and then top with fruit. The brownie one is especially pretty with strawberry halves in circles. Happy Eating!

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