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Pizza Tonight!

on February 22, 2013

For dinner tonight I made pizza. It is the best pizza in the whole world, and I’m not just saying that. The crust is delicious and thin and crispy and crunchy. The toppings are flaming hot and starting to char on the edges that stick up. The whole thing has a wonderful olive oil accent. The crust has actual flavor!  I would totally post some pictures of this magnificent pizza, but I can’t find the camera. I think it’s still in a box from when we moved into this apartment 5 months ago. That also explains why I don’t have any recent pictures of my toddler…hmmm…

Back to the pizza! Oh yes, and also speaking of my toddler, he loves the pizza!

My favorite part of the pizza is you can put all kinds of crazy things on for toppings. Tonight I did one pizza with red sauce, diced bell peppers, pineapple, onion, cheese. Amazing! The other pizza was olive oil, ground black pepper, onion, sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes! And guess what? That one was also very amazing. That’s the one my toddler devoured like he would never eat again ever in his entire life. For some reason this pizza crust gives you permission to go wild with the toppings, and everything always tastes amazing!

Now, before you go all congratulating me on my culinary expertise, I would like to give credit where it is due. This pizza recipe that I use comes from Jim Lahey of the no-knead bread phenomenon. See his website here where I’ve conveniently sent you to the pizza page. Feel free to browse and drool all over the rest of his site as well. It’s actually his idea to put potatoes on pizza, btw. The only adaptation to his recipe that I made is to sub in a portion of whole wheat flour for some of the bread flour. That’s because I like whole wheat flour. Also tonight I did have a bit of a bread flour shortage issue…but that’s neither here nor there.

So, in conclusion, Jim Lahey’s recipe for pizza pretty much rocks the socks off the whole universe, and you can make it at home in the comfort and convenience of your very own kitchen. Also you can put whatever the heck you want on it and it will be super. Cauliflower! Sweet potatoes! Chicken! Meat substitute “meat” balls! Red sauce! Barbecue sauce! No sauce! That weird shredded cheese you found in the bottom of the freezer and it doesn’t look like it has mold on it! Everything tastes great.

A dinner the whole family can enjoy.

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3 responses to “Pizza Tonight!

  1. Bettina Seaton says:

    So glad you started a new blog! And I believe you spelled everything correctly; congratulations! Maybe next Friday I will make this pizza recipe! I’m going to enjoy reading about your life because you fascinate me.

  2. […] morning I had a brain wave to put them on a pizza. Remember I told you about Jim Lahey’s pizza that I make all the time, and it lends itself so well to bizarre toppings. Beets are pretty […]

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