I left for work at 4:30 this morning and returned home at 5:00 in the afternoon. Some might say that’s a long day but, I’m getting used to long days. I usually want to cook, after a long day, and this was no exception.
I planned the meal as I drove home. Pizza. I had Italian cold cuts, mozzarella and other tidbits for toppings so, I had a plan.
I came home and immediately started making the dough. I let the dough rise for 50 minutes and, while the dough was rising, I prepared the rest of the ingredients.
I simmered some homemade sauce, because it was a little thin.
I rolled out the dough and added a little olive oil.
I spread the olive oil across the dough and put it in a hot oven, to pre-bake.
I pulled the pre-baked pizza from the oven and added the toppings and sent the pizzas back to the oven for another 10 minutes.
Pizza in two hours!
Two hours might sound like a long time but, it takes time for dough to rise and it takes time to bake. I had time to unwind a little after a long day.
The third hour was the best. I got to sit around the table and talk with my family while we enjoyed our dinner. That’s what I needed the most.