Homemade Pizza & a Movie
Typically, in our family, Saturday night is reserved for Family Movie Night. We take our food downstairs to the den and eat while we watch a family friendly movie. This past weekend our movie night was postponed until Sunday night. Mainly due to the fact that I didn’t make it to the grocery store on Saturday and we didn’t have what I needed to make homemade pizza. But by Sunday afternoon, I had corrected that error. So after I straightened up the crap oops excuse me… craft room, I put together the ingredients for the dough and let it rise…
I used a basic pizza dough recipe from the Mediterranean Vegan Kitchen cookbook…tripled… I really like it. Great flavor, crispy edges with a chewy bite.
This past week, Jennifer over on The Prairie Girl , was saying that she preps a large batch of tomato sauce at the beginning of the week to use in various dinners throughout the rest of the week (they have their pizza/movie nights on Fridays). I thought this was a fantastic idea and followed her basic recipe for the sauce. Started with some olive oil in a skillet… threw in some chopped onion and garlic… added some canned tomatoes followed by salt, pepper, oregano, basil, and a little sugar… then let it simmer while I nursed Jacob and chopped the veggies (not simultaneously!).
I made 3 different pizzas (we had leftovers);
1 pepperoni & cheese
1 pepperoni, cheese, black olive and red & yellow bell peppers
1 pepperoni, black olive and red & yellow bell peppers with NO cheese
Until I started nursing my kids (all have been sensitive to dairy), I had never tried a pizza with no cheese. And quite frankly, I wouldn’t have wanted to. Pizza with no cheese just sounded….. wrong. Very very wrong. But I have always loved a good pizza, so when I started nursing, I had to find a way to make it work. And to my surprise, I love it! You can really enjoy all the flavors of the pizza and it leaves you not feeling so heavy afterwards. Try it sometime if you never have. It really is fantastic!
Anyway, we watched The Secret Garden while we munched on homemade pizza and really enjoyed it. It was the kids first time seeing it. Such a lovely movie.
Does your family have movie night? If you do, what are your favorite family movies and dinners?