Make your own pizza night! make_it_yourself_pizza4Ever felt too tired – or too lazy – to cook dinner? I know I have. As homestead engineers, we don’t always have to be at the top of our game with haute cuisine! We can give ourselves permission to run out of ideas on what to cook tonight, kick back and share the joy of cooking.

Make your own pizza night is a fun – and creative – way to eat a good meal and be in relax mode with your loved ones.

A fabulous bread to use as a base is Italian Ciabatta. It’s dense and can hold a lot of toppings (including a lot of sauce) without getting soggy.

The preparation for this meal is fast and simple.

Easy pizza toppings:

  • Pillars sliced pepperoni
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Sliced mushrooms
  • Diced green peppers
  • Diced red onion
  • Olives
  • Grated parmesan cheese
  • Olive oil
  • Red chili flakes
  • Cocktail shrimp
  • Roasted red peppers
  • Sardines (as an alternative to anchovies)

… topping ideas are infinite. What flavours do you and your family like? Keep it simple. Many toppings can be bought already prepared. If some prep is needed, keep it make_it_yourself_pizza2

Finally, invest in a toaster oven if you don’t have one. Set it up (safely) on the dining table. And lay out the toppings, bread and sauce in the middle of the table.

For pizza, the best setting on the toaster oven is Broil. Depending on the size of your ciabatta slab, cooking time may vary between 6 minutes to 10.

Pizza night can be economical and fun. Be creative and have some fun with your pizza meal. make_it_yourself_pizza