Friday Night Pizza

I knew we were destined for a pizza dinner; Ian was sick and he does most of the cooking around here. The kids love pizza and it’s really easy at the end of a long week to slip into a take-out meal, but who wants to spend $30 on pizza?

The stars were all aligned:

  • It was 4:30 and I had a bit of time.
  • I had harvested eight gorgeous tomatoes from our family garden the day before.
  • I had fresh, organic veggies from our CSA delivery.
  • I had bread dough in the fridge, ready to shape and bake.
  • I had assorted cheeses and meats on hand.

Homemade Pizza Sauce

I’ve never made pizza sauce from scratch before. It’s really very easy. Fresh tomatoes, red chard, onions, garlic, fresh oregano, dried basil, and about 2T organic tomato paste.

We Call This "Finger Salad"

We call this “finger salad” at our house. When we don’t have lettuce or spinach, we just pull out all our other salad veggies and serve them with a dollop of dressing for dipping.

Homemade Pizza (with Hidden Veggies)

It looks like an all-meat pizza (chicken, salami, and bacon), but the sauce contained lots of fresh veg. Hiding the veggies helps ensure that Asher will eat them. This whole meal was unscripted: The only thing that was hard to guage was how long to bake the pizza for. I had to put it back in for another 12 minutes. Next time I’ll know to bake for about 30 minutes to cook the crust more.

Every slice was eaten up!

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