I’ve been wanting to get together with friends and do what we do best: eat and gossip. We’ve been holed up all winter working and trying to stay warm so our socializing had come to a halt. Since the weather has been cool enough to cook with the oven and I bought a baking stone on sale the other day, I decided to try an all time classic- pizza! Pizza dough is available at the grocery store pre-made but I think if you give yourself a little extra time the homemade dough gives a more satisfying and tasty crust. The ingredients for the crust are simple- flour, water, olive oil, yeast….for those of you who have watched the FK DVD, you may even have some of these ingredients on hand! Any recipe will do but you just need to leave yourself enough time for the dough to rise.
I invited my friends and encouraged them to each bring a topping for the pizza. This gave them a chance to participate in the meal preparation but also saved me some of the cost of throwing a dinner party. My recipe made enough to make three medium sized pizzas, so there was plenty of room for different topping preferences. In between chatting and nibbling on the array of ingredients we managed to get the pizzas baked and enjoyed each of them as they came out of the oven. There were no empty stomachs or leftovers leaving my house that night.