Our family has had the tradition of Friday Night Pizza with a Movie for years. After a busy week with work, school and tea parties, we find that we all look forward to this fun family evening together. Sometimes we sit down at the dining room table with our pizza, other times, we congregate around the coffee table in front of the t.v....regardless of how we partake in it, we have found that this is one of those grand "bonding" moments as a family...tradition is a great thing!
Here's the recipe for our home made pizza dough...it's very easy and delicious too! As for toppings, here are a few ideas over and above the usual traditional red sauce pizza: Use your favorite BBQ Sauce, top with cooked chicken, monterrey and jack cheese, green onions and cilantro. Another idea is a taco pizza, cover the pizza crust with a can of refried beans seasoned with some dry taco seasonings, fried hamburger, monterrey and jack cheeses. Once baked, you can top it with the typical taco toppings, i.e. lettuce, avocado, salsa, chips, etc. Be brave, use your imagination, who knows what delightful combination you may come up with! Enjoy!!
Friday Night Pizza Dough Recipe
3/4 C Warm Water
1 T Yeast (plus 1 tsp. sugar)
1 Heaping TBSP Honey
2 C flour
1 TBSP Oil
1/2 tsp. Salt or Garlic Salt
Combine the warm water with the yeast and 1 tsp. sugar. Cover and let stand about 5 minutes. Add Flour, oil, honey and salt. Mix well. Knead for about 8 to 10 minutes. Roll out on a floured surface; add toppings, bake in a 400 degree oven for about for about 15 minutes. Makes 1 14-16" pizza.
**We triple this recipe here!!**