Ya’ll (I know I’m from Jersey but when I blog, I always want to say ya’ll so I’m gonna do it.. I’m just wild like that!) I have a new obsession and I need to share it with you, my lovely bloginis.
I’m totally obsessed with pizza making and I do not foresee this new obsession disappearing anytime soon!
BUT, I’m really not the suzy homemaker type so I don’t really do the totally “homemade” route… more like “semi-homemade” because well, I AM making it in my HOME so it’s at least part homemade! (at least that is MY take on the situation) 😉 So, yes, I cheat and I buy fresh dough from the store (ok, and canned sauce) but the fun part is getting to put it all together yourself. Here’s a shot from when Lovey & I made pizzas on Valentine’s Day.
The pizza on the left is mine – whole wheat dough, Bertolli’s vodka (!) sauce, fresh mozzerella & a little shredded mozzerella too.
Lovey’s is on the right with white dough, marinara sauce, shredded mozzerella and pepperoni! They were delicious. 🙂
On Friday night, I decided I wanted to get a little more creative and made a BBQ Chicken Pizza and a Buffalo Chicken Pizza
Like I mentioned before I am ALL about shortcuts so I bought a rotisserie chicken at the store to use for the chicken and I loved how it worked on the pizza (I know ya’ll are loving my shortcuts haha, I could totally take over that show on the Food Network Semi-Homemade cooking w/ whatsherface) Back to the pizzas, I was trying to make them as close to my favorite pizza place in Myrtle Beach as possible (Ultimate California Pizza – if you go to Myrtle Beach, you HAVE to go there!)
For the BBQ Chicken pizza, I used Kraft Thick & Spicy Honey Barbeque Sauce, shredded chicken, Shredded Reduced Fat Mozzerella and Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese on whole wheat pizza dough. It was bangin, if I do say so myself. 🙂
For the buffalo chicken – this needs some more perfecting. Lovey was worried about it being too spicy so for the sauce I combined hot sauce (Frank’s) with Ranch dressing, which on its own tasted spicy but ended up really drying out when it was cooked. I also tossed the chicken in the same sauce. But again, it didn’t come out spicy enough! So next time, I am going to try using ranch as the sauce and then making the chicken spicy with just hot sauce! And see how that works out. I also used a combination of mozzerella & monteray jack cheese which worked perfect. It still came out good but next time, I’m determined to get it right!
No pictures to show for the chicken pizza’s though! 😦
In other news, this weekend was SO fun and much needed after last week!
I went bowling with My Love & some of his friends last night and it was a blast. I drank like 4 beers though and paid for it today. I couldn’t believe it, I was kinda hungover today. Really? Ah, I guess that’s what happens when you’re almost 26, just can’t hang like I used to!
Oh and I saved the best for last…. I got the internship I interviewed for on Thursday! Woot! It is EXACTLY the kind of experience I was looking for and I couldn’t be happier!
Anyways, happy Monday bloginis! Got a long day ahead of me but I’m ready to take it on.
Make me smile and share your weekend with me in the comments. 🙂