The first time I ever tried a homemade pizza, at least the first one I remember, wasn’t that good. I don’t remember much about it, just that it was pretty awful. From then on, as I kept seeing how cheap pizzas were, I never understood why someone would go through the trouble to make one at home when they were so cheap.
But then came the Indian Commodities, and tons of flour. And I mean OMG amounts of flour. Making my own bread was the first obvious step. And wow, what a step. Making bread was far simpler than I had imagined, and there are billions of different recipes online. After finding out which exact recipe I loved, and what made the other recipes not so good, I wondered what I’d make next.
So, as Lisa sat on the couch, I made the dough, and put all the toppings on it we had, and went to work. Besides using the entirely wrong cheese, the pizza turned out pretty amazing, and I learned a ton. For those of you who read the blog regularly, you’ve for sure read my Spicetarian post, and know how much I love spices. I found out quickly that if you add just a tad of garlic and oregano to the pizza crust dough, it enhances the flavors an amazing amount....
And honestly, I’m shocked. I never thought that I would be able to make good pizza. I mean, yeah, sure, I make great spaghetti, and together, Lisa and I, make the most amazing lasagna, but pizza is a completely different ball game. Especially since all we had to put on it was some chopped ham....
But that’s how every thing has gone recently. For Christmas we wanted to beef up our kitchen just because I was learning to cook quite a bit more. And beef it up we did. Since then, we’ve been eating amazingly...though...we should both be on a diet due to us having a wedding in less than a month.... At least we are eating far healthier, cooking so much at home from scratch.
P.S. Don't worry about blowing up the pics, they aren't that good, and were taken with my very out of date cell phone. But yes, all pics and pizza were made by me. *grin*
P.S.S. Only a joke about Lisa on the couch, she was great moral support and cheered me on as I attempted something completely new.