Friday, February 29, 2008

Friday Night Pizza Party



Friday night is movie night at our house. We don't have a TV and so that means we watch DVDs on our computer. Athena loves movie night and can't wait for me to say "it's time!". Tonight Rowan was magically napping late and so she and I decided to make pizzas to get us in the mood. She helped me all along the way and rolled out the dough, spread the sauce, and "decorated" the pizzas. She even cut the olives herself which was pretty cool. I had to do some quick mommy thinking because I wanted to include her in the prep but I had to think of something that her little knife could cut through. Olives were a good choice just in case you were wondering. It was super fun and tasty. I used a Trader Joe's premade dough, muir glen pizza sauce, and then added chopped spinach, olives, artichoke hearts, carmalized onions and peppers, and Follow your heart vegan cheez. I was so happy to have artichokes on my pizza as this was the first time I found organic artichoke hearts in a jar. It was very exciting. Anyway, don't forget to sprinkle some homemade parmesan on your pizza too. And we served this with a kale salad, mmm, mmm, mmm. Oh, and sometimes I do like to make my own pizza dough and sauce, but definitely not on a Friday. I'm just lucky to make anything at the end of a long week.

5 comments:

julia said...

we were totally on the same wavelength! i made pizza thursday night. with spinach and seitan. i made a cheesy sauce out of chickpea miso, though, which sort of hit the spot. i'm definitely going to put it on the bottom of the pizza like you, next time, underneath the tomato sauce, because it's a lot thicker. I didn't even think of that!

mmm, pizza. i just love the general category: bready items that get soggy from their toppings. mmm.

Romina said...

That's such a great way to spend time with your family. I bet the pizza was gone really fast!

Stephanie said...

how is the follow your heart cheez? does it melt?

VegMomma said...

So cute! Having Quinn "make" his own pizza is one of my best tricks to get him to eat his veggies.

veganmomma said...

Stephanie:
I don't really love the FYH cheez but it is the best one I've had so far. It does melt, but it takes longer than most pizzas take to cook. so one pizza had melted cheez and the other did not. I'm looking forward to trying one of the newer ones as soon as they make it our way.