Saturday, February 20, 2010

Pizza, Pizza, Pizza

My sister-in-law, Jenny, is in town and we were planning to have a Pampered Chef party tonight.  However, last night at Sakura, Jacob made clear that he was not over his stomach bug.  So, to keep from giving everyone and their kids the same thing, we had to cancel the party.  Our steely resolve and the fact that we had already bought enough supplies to make pizza for twenty people combined to help us enjoy a fantastic dinner anyway.

This was good pizza.  Art, Jenny, and I had fun making it together.  I made a double recipe of the crust.  We set all the toppings out on the dining room table and made our own pizzas. The toppings were amazing: sausage, turkey pepperoni, roasted red/yellow/orange bell peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, goat cheese, feta, Parmesan, spinach, mozzarella, basil, oregano, grape tomatoes, and Greek olives.  I'm glad we liked it so much because we have a lot of leftovers. 

Poor Jacob is still on a strict diet of only bland carbohydrates.  So, I spread out a pizza crust for him and baked it with no toppings.  He seemed to really enjoy his plain pizza. 

I do wish we had been able to have friends over to share this wonderful meal.  They would have seen some awesome Pampered Chef cooking tools in action, and gotten to meet my really fun sister-in-law.  The pizza stone is indispensable for making perfectly cooked pizzas.  The metal spatula is the perfect sturdy tool for scraping topping laden crispy crust off the stone. 

If you're interested in seeing what would have been on display, my Pampered Chef party will be open until Tuesday.  You can check out Jenny's website here and enter "Shannon Carden" as the host or you can call Jenny at 205-585-2464.  Apparently, the stoneware (which I love and use all the time) is carrying a 20% discount right now.  Even if you don't live in Memphis, you can order.  It will be shipped to you. 

1 comment:

  1. i placed an order! fond memories of my pampered chef days...i must have those pantry items! i pretty much have everything else!