Starting a tradition of homemade pizza on Fridays
In college, my roommate was always excited about eating pizza on a Friday night. It was fun – a little bit of something special on top of that beginning-of-the-weekend feeling.
Rob and I are trying to start a Friday-night-pizza tradition of our own. So far, we've had homemade pizza two weeks in a row, and aren't sick of it yet.
I googled a recipe for whole-wheat pizza crust, and so far, have made it in advance on the dough setting in my bread machine on Thursday nights. Last night, I added some Italian spices to the dough, as well. After letting it rise twice, I precooked it for 10 minutes.
Then, Friday after work, Rob and I add tomato sauce and toppings. The sauce I make is a can of tomato paste, a can of diced tomatoes, minced onion and garlic and some Italian spices cooked for about 10 minutes on the stovetop. We top it with things like Italian cheese shreds, pepperoni, mushrooms, green olives and green peppers.
I've started looking for recipes of pizza variations online – I've seen ones that use hummus or avacados as sauce, and tortillas or pitas as crusts. I'm hoping we'll try enough that the pizza-on-Friday routine won't get boring.
Of course, making lots of pizza has me wanting a pizza stone and peel. I have a birthday coming up, so maybe I'll ask Rob for them.
It has me wondering though, do you have a weekend food tradition? Or a meal that corresponds with a day of the week?
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