Sunday, February 26, 2012

Pizza Party!

Yesterday, T and I hosted a pizza party!  It's such a fun way to do a casual dinner with friends.  We buy our dough from Trader Joe's and then pre-grill the dough until it's about halfway cooked.  Then we set out all of the sauces, cheese and toppings and let everyone go to town.  Then it's just a few more minutes in a 500 degree oven until everyone has their own personal pizza pie.  Mmmm, and now our fridge is full of extra dough and toppings, that's a plus.

I kept it all pretty simple: $8 worth of flowers, a bunch of red wine, some appetizers, a good variety of toppings and homemade pudding for dessert.

I don't iron my linens, ha!

The apps were strips of London Broil that I cooked in olive oil with pepper and black lava sea salt, then I drizzled some good balsamic over the top and let it rest before slicing it up.  It's paired with roasted bell peppers in olive oil, salt, pepper, your favorite Italian herbs and a bit of balsamic.  Put a piece of each on a toothpick, et voila!  Yummy.

For toppings, I made the meatballs and tomato sauce and then just bought pesto, lots of cheese (fresh mozzarella is key), mushrooms, spinach, basil, tomatoes and pepperoni.


And for dessert, I used this recipe from Joy the Baker.  Chocolate, hazelnut, and whipped cream... it can't be anything but good.  And it was, even though I forgot the fancy salt that I had to put on it.  Oh well, I have some leftover, it's OK.

And now I'm cleaning my red wine and pizza sauce stained linens, that's how you know it was tasty.


Ann Martin said...

And now I'm absolutely starving! What lucky, lucky guests!

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