For supper, I usually make a couple 14-inch round pizzas.
I make the crust using the dough cycle on my bread machine and this recipe. (I substitute up to one half the flour with white whole wheat.) The dough is fairly easy to handle and delicious. My sauce recipe comes from one of my favorite cookbooks, The Perfect Recipe by Pam Anderson. It's just one 28-ounce can of crushed tomatoes mixed with 2 to 3 tablespoons of olive oil, 2 minced cloves of garlic and salt and pepper to taste. (No cooking required!) I use half the sauce between the two pizzas and freeze the other half for the next time I make pizza. I bake the pizzas at 450 degrees for about 12 minutes (rotating the pans top to bottom halfway through) with just the sauce and any other non-cheese toppings. I add about 1.5 cups of shredded mozzarella or some other Italian-blend cheese per pie and bake for an additional 5 minutes (again, rotating at the halfway point).
We usually have pizza and movie night once a week. For me, it's an easy, frugal meal option when it comes to menu planning. Plus, making it regularly has helped me hone my dough-handling skills. For the boys, it's always a hit! It really is so tasty.
On special occasions we will order from our favorite local pizza place, Randy's. Last night was extra exciting in that the boys actually made the pizza using a Little Caesars pizza kit we bought as part of a fundraiser for Tobin's school. As you'll see Evan was particularly focused on his work. And I wish I could have recorded him saying "pepperoni." It turned out "extra delicious," per Tobin.
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