"Prova i miei tre pizze!" (Try My 3 Pizza’s! )

Betcha didn’t know I spoke Italiano. 

Oh wait, I don’t.  But Google does!   :)

  I mean it though, you are going to want to try these 3 pizza’s, ‘cause they are deeee-licious!

  Let me just tell you, due to some crazy circumstances and a whole lotta interrupting, it took me 3 1/2 hours to get dinner on the table. Yes, THREE AND A HALF LOOOONG HOURS.  The kind of hours where Mommy wants to scream and pull her hair out.  This is not a hard meal, not at all, just a bit of dough rolling, veggie chopping and cheese grating but I had a LOT of interruptions.

These Supper-prep interruptions included, but were not limited to:

  • Dale wanting to know where I wanted garden plot #3 planted. (Why are we planting plots 3 & 4, when we can barely manage 1 & 2, I’ll never know!?)
  • Walking cleeeear out back to “ok” said garden plot.
  • Paxton dumping out the contents of the lazy-susan.
  • Paxton destroying my center island décor, twice.
  • Paxton crying at my feet.
  • Tylan having an “Oops” in his undies, as well as on the seat of the toilet. (Yes, he was sitting. This should tell you what substance I was dealing with in particular.)
  • Baby Pax crying at my feet, while I try to keep him out of the doo doo and getting Ty cleaned up. (Ew. Not working.)
  • Washing my hands.
  • Getting Ty in the bathtub to soak the stink off.
  • Scrubbing the toilet before someone else needed to use it.
  • Washing my hands, again.
  • Sophie, the dog, whining to be let out. (The high pitch ultra-annoying kind of whine that grates on your last nerve.)
  • Avery bursting in the back door to announce she was poopy and it was “itchy”.  (That child needs to POTTY TRAIN already!)
  • Changing Avery’s stinky diaper.
  • Washing my hands, yet again.
  • Pax crying at my feet during her diaper change. See, we are trying to get him to “push through” and skip evening nap, so he can go to bed earlier. (Who’s bright idea was THAT?! Oh wait. Mine.)
  • Avery stinking like her poo and needing a bath also.
  • Draining Ty’s poo-poo water, sanitizing the tub, and running fresh water.
  • Sticking Avery in the tub.
  • Destiny complaining that I made her come in and wash up to help me by feeding sobbing Paxton his dinner.  Child labor, poor dearie.
  • Destiny needing to stop feeding Paxton a few minutes after she had begun, to go “Number 2”.  (DID SOMEONE FEED MY CHILDREN PRUNES today?!)
  • I am up to my elbows in flour and pizza dough at this point, so when sweet Avery offers to take over the job of feeding Paxton, who will now wear the majority of the bowl of squash, I say yes, because I HAVE to get these pizzas in the oven!
  • The dog is whining to be let back in.
  • The phone is ringing.
  • Finally, both pizzas in the oven, the 3rd on the counter, waiting.  Paxton is done eating and crawling around.  But wait, what is that smell?  Eww! Deja poo’!  Paxton!!!!!!!!!  JEEPERS! How many times do I have to sterilize my hands tonight? I have practically scrubbed the top layer of skin off!

  Needless to say, it was a late but delicious dinner.  Here are the recipes:

Goat Cheese Tomato Bacon Pizza

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  • 3 T. butter
  • 1 whole sweet onion, chopped
  • 2 T. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 whole fresh pizza crust (I used a 1/4 oz. pkg. Fleischmann’s Pizza crust yeast, very simple no-rise steps!!!!)
  • 2 whole Roma tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups freshly shredded mozzarella cheese (Shred the real stuff, you won’t be sorry!)
  • 2 oz plain goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled ( I like to bake mine at 400* in my Pampered chef bar pan)

Preheat oven to 450*. 

Saute’ chopped onion in 3 T. melted butter over medium low heat, add the balsamic vinegar and cook 2 minutes longer.  Set aside.

Following directions on yeast packet, make pizza dough and roll out on your favorite pizza stone.  Season with garlic powder, rosemary, basil, whatever you like. Par-bake 5 minutes. 

  Pull from oven and press thinly sliced roma tomatoes down into dough.  Top tomatoes with mozzarella cheese, cooked crumbled bacon, more mozzarella and top with goat cheese crumbles.

  Bake 5 more minutes, or until cheese is melted and crust is done.

Cool slightly before cutting.

YUMMMMMM!

Next up…….

Herb and Garlic Asparagus Pizza

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  • 1/4 oz. package Fleischmann’s Pizza Crust yeast + ingredients to make dough
  • Olive oil for drizzling
  • 2 cups fresh mozzarella
  • 2 oz herb and garlic goat cheese
  • 1 bunch asparagus, washed, halved and cut into 1 inch sections
  • Fresh cracked pepper
  • Misc. Italian herbs for seasoning crust

Preheat oven to 450*.  Make pizza dough and shape into 2 balls.  Spread one ball of dough on a rectangle or circle stone, nice and thin.  (Set other dough ball aside for another use)  Drizzle with olive oil and season with Italian herbs of your choice, plus garlic powder & a bit of kosher salt.  Sprinkle shredded mozzarella onto dough, layer on sliced asparagus.  Crumble goat cheese onto asparagus layer. 010

Top with more mozzarella and one last sprinkle of basil.  Bake 15-20 minutes or until crust is just turning a golden brown.

Loved this! Mellow delicious flavor, Dale didn’t even MISS the meat!  It’s a MIRACLE!

And last, but totally not least…….

Dessert Pizza Al La Tonya

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Ok, so this is not a real recipe, but I had that extra ball of dough since the Asparagus pizza was thin crust and only used half.  Here is what I did:

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Spread dough into some resemblance of a circle.  Melt 2 T. butter.  Drizzle and brush over crust, then shake on white sugar, brown sugar and cinnamon to taste.  Dig in the back of your fridge for that container of canned frosting (Gasp! canned frosting?! What a sacrilege!) that you have leftover from that one time you couldn’t possibly manage making frosting yet too and bloop it all over the top of your sugar layers.  I had vanilla frosting leftover, but I imagine chocolate or cream cheese would be good too!

  Bake pizza at 450* until crust is golden brown.  Let cool slightly before cutting.

This dessert pizza turned out AMAAAAZING if I do say so myself.  Pretty good for a last-minute finale to a 3 1/2 hour supper-making extravaganza, right?!   :)

Enjoy! These are simply divine.  Gourmet Pizza flavors all the way! We loved them!

Cottura felice! {Happy Baking!} 

~T

 

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