February 25,2010: Broke? Hungry? Vegetarian?

Hello World!

Today was my first time ever making homemade pizza. Well, as Sandra Lee would say “semi homemade.” I was surprised at how good it tasted. It was not too heavy and melted in my mouth with the cheese complimenting the perfect crust. Yum! My tummy could not have been more happy. The best part about this meal was not spending any money ordering takeout and it was super fast. The one thing that bothers me about cooking is waiting and waiting for it to be ready and by the time it is done cooking you are too tired to eat. This time I was still semi-conscious to eat it! Here is my recipe:

Gigi Pizza (some of these ingredients can be used again for more pizza but you can add or take away whatever you like based on your tastes)

1 pound of pre-made pizza dough

1 carton of pizza sauce

1 packet of pre-shredded mozzarella cheese

2 cloves of garlic, minced finely

1 tsp of extra virgin olive oil

1 vine ripe tomato, sliced thinly

1 pinch of dried rosemary

1 pinch of salt

1 pinch of pepper

1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.

2. Grab as much pizza dough as you would like. I grabbed a small amount and let it sit at room temperature. Once at room temperature, dust a cutting board with a little flour and roll the dough from the middle outward until you reach the desired thickness. Pat the dough into the baking pan/baking sheet. Push your fingertips into the dough to create tiny little pockets so that the flavors can absorb into the crust.

3. Rub olive oil onto the dough gently. Take the minced garlic and massage it slightly into the crust so that it almost becomes embedded into the dough. Sprinkle rosemary, salt and pepper on top. Put in the oven for 5 to 10 minutes so the flavors are incorporated.

4. Remove from oven and add as much tomato sauce as desired. Sprinkle a good amount of cheese. Take tomatoes and place all around the pizza. Cover with more cheese. Put in the oven for an additional 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted to your liking.

5. Kick back relax and eat.

Voila!

I hope you try this recipe the next time you are on a budget or snowed in (I am currently stuck in my apartment) or just hungry for a quick snack.

More later!

Peace, love & No Beef

GK

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