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Makeshift Pizza

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Here at Crest Cottage we have a few traditions.  One of my favorites is “Pizza Friday.”  Now, we don’t have Pizza eeevvvvvery Friday, but we have it often enough.  When I’m meal planning and out of ideas, sticking Pizza Friday on fixes everything.  
This past Friday I didn’t plan for what KIND of pizza we would have.  John likes a traditional pie, with tomato sauce and mozzarella, while I usually just throw whatever leftovers we have in the fridge on top and cover it with whatever cheese scraps are lying around.  The dough is easy, I make a lot of it and keep it in the freezer.  John defrosted it the night before and we let it rise while we were at work.  What we didn’t defrost, however, was the tomato sauce. So that takes care of John’s pizza… and we had no leftovers in the fridge because we didn’t overcook this week. 
Solution?  John took some canned unseasoned tomato sauce out of the pantry, mixed it with some seasonings and goat cheese, and topped it with mozarella.  I put a layer of goat cheese on the dough, sliced up some tomatoes, and added herb garlic cheddar on top. 
They were both so yummy I forgot to take a picture!  Bad Blogger!
I guess the point of this rambling post is that, with a little ingenuity and a LOT of creativity, a pizza full of nothing can turn it to a meal full of yum. 
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4 thoughts on “Makeshift Pizza

  1. We have pizza Fridays too! Last week we tried a “deep dish” style made in our cast iron skillet. Yum.

  2. @Anne StesneyMmm That sounds great! I have a cast iron skillet that I don't use enough. Care to share the recipe?

  3. We borrowed from here:

    http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/deep-dish-pepperoni-pizza-arugula-salad-00000000054230/index.html

    We used store-bought crust, but I'm sure you could make your own and get the same results.

  4. @Anne Stesney
    Thanks!! That looks so good I can't wait to try it!

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