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.
3 thoughts on “Impromptu Monday Pizza”
I just put you on a pedestal! I don’t think I would be able to make pizza after that long of a day. Kudos and your pizza looks amazing!
Oh, you made me blush! Thank you for the kind words.
That’s a good looking pizza, and your right the best part of cooking anything is when you sit down at the table and share it with family. Really like this post, doesn’t take a lot of work to express true feelings.
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