Pizzapalooza

by zydecopaws on July 26, 2012

It was non-traditional pizza night, and LizBob were over to assist us in celebrating the occasion. First up was a a pulled pork, pineapple, and cashew pizza with Big Butz Original for sauce, mozzarella for cheese, and TJ’s garlic-herb dough. Not unusual around here, but one we haven’t had in awhile. I even have before…

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… and after pictures. According to Bob, this is his favorite pizza ever. I’m pretty sure I agree with him.

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Next up was something I threatened to do well over a year ago following one of the 4-ingredient challenges. I promised I would make a “My-ah Thai-ah Pizza Pie-ah” using real pizza crust instead of dough from a can. And since I went to all the trouble of making tequila-lime chicken last night, there were no excuses for not throwing one together on another of the garlic-herb doughs and baking it up. Once again, before…

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… and after. Well, after cooking, not after eating. No one wants to see an empty pizza pan…

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And then we had the no sauce veggie pizza. Just because. Yet another garlic-herb dough with mozzarella cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh shredded basil, and mushrooms. And surprisingly enough, both before…

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… and after photos.

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For dessert, we had Fruithenge (the pizza), not to be confused with Stonehenge. Younger Daughter was responsible for the fruit arrangement, and had entirely too much fun with it.

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Ironically, the dessert pizza was made before the other three. The crust was a plain one, brushed with butter, sprinkled with cinnamon-sugar, and cooked fully before the rest of the toppings were added. Once cooled, it was spread with a ricotta cheese, honey, cinnamon, and nutmeg mixture, then topped with fresh pineapple, blueberries, and raspberries. As a final touch, a bit more cinnamon-sugar was sprinkled over the top, and the pizza left to set until it was time for dessert. I believe this one was Liz’s favorite.

When all was said and done, Pizzapalooza appeared to be a great success. Most of the pizza was consumed, everybody had smiles on their faces, and Bob had the last piece of the pulled pork pizza firmly in hand and identified as lunch for tomorrow.

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