OK... tonight was one of my all-time favourite dinners - homemade pizza! If you saw the movie Eat, Pray, Love, you may recall a scene where they are in Napoli and Julia Roberts' character is eating the most delicious-looking slice of gooey, drippy pizza...well, this scne resonated with me, and the thought of that pizza drives me to make it from scratch every few weeks!
I found prayer as a child in parochial school. I found love with my wonderful hubby, Carlo, 20+ years ago, and again with each of our daughters. But I only found food, or at least discovered my love for preparing and eating food, in my later 30s and 40s.
On this Tomato Tuesday, I had a hankering for pizza, and so tonight's menu was decided! I have a recipe for pizza dough that is quite easy and delicious, but tonight I cheated and bought pre-prepared dough from the Nino D'Aversa bakery (it takes at least 2 hours to make dough from scratch - too long on a work day - you have to let it rise, punch it down and rise again). But I did make my own sauce!
|Combine 1 diced onion, 1 tsp minced garlic, 2 tbsp canola oil and 1 tbsp margarine|
|Saute until onions are translucent|
|Add 28 oz tin of herbed diced tomatoes and 1 tbsp salt, simmer for 20 minutes|
|Meanwhile, knead that dough! The more you knead, the more pliable it will be|
|Roll out dough on floured surface, then place on pre-heated, oiled pizza pan|
|Top with tomato sauce|
|And then with mozzarella cheese|
|Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes (or until bottom is golden brown)|
Hope you enjoyed your Tomato Tuesday! Until next time, B'Tayavon and Buon Appetito!