Culinary Delights

Slice of Friday

ahhh…Friday.  One of the best days of the week.  End of the work week.  Beacon of the weekend.

I also love Friday for a food reason.  Friday night was always pizza night in our house growing up.  It was a family tradition that we loved.  We lived in town and were lucky enough to have Dominoe’s deliver (I still have the phone number memorized!) or sometimes my dad would pick it up from a local take and bake joint. Now that I have my own family, my mind tends to go to pizza for our Friday night dinner too.  Unfortunately, we live out in the sticks and are not able to phone in an order for delivery. (Oh, the horror!)

On second thought, maybe it is fortunate…

In my kitchen growth, I have transitioned from using pre-made Boboli’s crusts to making my own pizza dough!  This is a long way from the girl who used to eat cold cereal for dinner in her single days.  Mind you, it’s not difficult.  Plus, my trusty Kitchen-Aid stand mixer does all the work!

Some of our favorite pizza combinations:

Barbecue Chicken Pizza with barbecue sauce as the sauce, shredded or diced chicken, tomato, purple onion and cheese.

Chicken Bacon Ranch with ranch dressing as the sauce, shredded or diced chicken, bacon, tomato, onion and cheese.

Hamburger Pizza with ketchup as the sauce, drizzling of yellow mustard, ground beef, onion, cheese and burger chip pickles.

Since discovering the Pioneer Woman website, I have also discovered this little gem:

Caramelized Onion & Prosciutto Pizza

If you’d like to give it a go, I have been using this Pizza dough recipe, also from Pioneer Woman.  Keep in mind the crust is best if you give it a day or two.  And if you have the luxury of ordering delivery, I’m both jealous and thrilled for you!

Happy Friday and three cheers for pizza!

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