Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Mama Mia Pizzeria

Our family loves pizza, but we've found that pizza delivery can easily cost 30 to 40 dollars—too much to spend too often. So six weeks ago, I decided I'd make my homemade pizza regularly and for just a few dollars for two pizzas. And with that, a young tradition of Pizza Night was born.

Tuesdays are busy here. Between work (Dan), drama class (Erin), and soccer (Lauren), our family doesn't get home until 5:30. Since pizza is quick to make once the dough rises,Tuesday night became Pizza Night.

I've always enjoyed making pizza dough, but I had a small challenge—I had to figure out how much yeast, in teaspoons, was in a packet of yeast that I'd find in the US. Here, yeast is sold in small containers with lids and is actually quite cheap. I have to admit, I screwed up the calculation the first time I proofed my yeast and ended up with yeast bubbling over the small bowl. It was pretty funny. (I should have taken a picture of that!) I recalculated and found my mistake; now my pizza dough turns out just right every time.

We've even experimented to see which brand of mozzarella we like best. Everyone admits that Tuesdays are fun now, and Pizza Night has become one of their favorite nights of the week.

¡Buen provecho!


aimee said...

Mmmm... that looks so yummy!! I haven't made my own pizza crust in years. Maybe it's time to try again :)

Anonymous said...

Oh man, that pizza looks sooooooooo good, Beanie! Gimme some! Gimme some! And I love the looks on the girls faces in the pictures! Too cute!
Justine :o )