OK. So, this is not fancy pizza. I already said that, didn’t I?
My favorite pizza is a tie between a really good Margarita (love that tomato, basil, garlic combo) or this one from The Luggage Room that has a fig paste, sharp pungent cheese sprinkles and balsamic something-or-other topped with a simple arugula salad. Basically it’s all three of my kids’ worst pizza nightmares tossed on a crust.
So, when I make pizza for my low-brow peeps, I keep it pretty vanilla (so to speak.) Crust, sauce, cheese–sometimes sausage or pepperoni. That’s really all they desire.
The reason I’m sharing this recipe with you–which is actually more like a tip–is that my not-fancy-pizza works great for school lunches, which, as our winter break has, uh, evaporated, I gotta kick things into high gear again. I make three or so pizzas at a time, cut them up into just the right sized slices to fit into my reusable lunch pouches, freeze’m and pop’m into said pouches and there you go. Who doesn’t like pizza for lunch? Well, actually Josie doesn’t, but she’s definitely in a minority here.
Michelle’s Not Fancy Pizza
Ingredients: Dough. Sauce. Cheese. Whatever else you want.
Directions: I buy my dough (yup. It’s true) from a local Italian market. Roll it out and bake at 400 for about 8 minutes so the crust will be a bit crunchier. Then add sauce and whatever toppings. Throw back in until cheese is melted and begins to brown. Now that’s Italian.
Which Italian market do you prefer? Do they have good sauce, too? Or do you make the sauce?
I like Roma Market (corner of Mountain and Lake) for both the crust and the sauce. They also have really good pepperoni. Yum. Trader Joe’s is OK in a pinch. Fresh and Easy makes a 100% whole wheat pizza dough but I rarely make it down that way. Hope this helps!