Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sunday night pizza

Hi Folks ~ Here it is another Sunday night. Sunday's are a good day to make home made pizza. Sunday night pizza started many years ago. I don't always do this, but it is a regular event, something I look forward to.

I try to get the pizza dough going in the bread machine around3:30 as it takes an hour and a half to rise. While it is rising, I cook the Italian sausage first. Then take the sausage out of pan and drain on paper toweling. I add a bit of extra virgin olive oil to the pan, then add chopped onion and green pepper which I lightly brown, then add minced garlic and brown a bit more, then add a 15 oz. can of tomato sauce, and sprinkle in a generous dose of Italian seasoning. Stir, then put on a lid, and cook on low or simmer. It will start filling the air with a wonderful aroma.

Here is the pizza crust dough,
ready to punch down

then stretched and patted into oiled pan.

Here is the sauce spread over the crust.

Sausage and sliced olives added next,
then sprinkled with a 6 pepper blend.

Next goes on a liberal sprinkling of Parmesan cheese,
and a nice covering of Mozzarella cheese.
Pop into the 400 degree oven and bake for 20 minutes.

Slice and serve.
This is the first serving, then we have a second,
and the other half of pizza is wrapped and saved for another day.
Easy and delicious.

Zone 10 ~ s.e. FL


Tom - 7th Street Cottage said...

That looks delicious. In summer, when I have fresh tomatoes and squash, I make a vegetarian pizza with a thin crust. A little olive oil, some crushed tomatoes for sauce, slice tomatoes and squash spread evenly across the surface, some fresh basil leaves for flavor, and a heaping helping of cheese. It's quick and easy, great for those late evening meals after spending a day in the yard.

Mrs. Mac said...

We made Margarita pizza last night .. I'm sure hubby would like yours better as he likes lots of toppings :) It's so easy to make and delicious making the dough in the machine.

sweet bay said...

The pizza looks delicious. That's a wonderful Sunday night tradition.

Kit said...

Looks so very yummy! I used to make homemade pizza when my girls were still home. I love that you make your own dough. One of these days I should get me a bread machine. Have a great week! Kit

Thelma said...

That looks wonderful - thank you for sharing your recipe, it will try it next time I make pizza.

Kimberly said...

Flowerlady, your pizza looks great! I'm in zone 9b, Treasure Coast, SE FL! So glad I found gardening with fellow Floridians! I'm at Garden in Paradise ( if you'd like to visit.

Noelle said...

Oh, my favorite food! I like how you make the sauce. I have used my bread machine to make pizza dough as well, and nothing beats it. Thank you for sharing your recipe :-)

Rambling Tart said...

Yum! Yum! What a fabulous tradition! :-)

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aims said...

Oh my! Too bad it's not gluten free or I'd ask for a bite now!

Will have to do a gluten free one soon. You've got me craving some pizza now.

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Hello dear-yes, Sunday is a GREAT time to make pizza. We made bread yesterday and the whole house smelled heavenly.

Re: your comment on my last posting-
Bay trees are wonderful, a necessity as far as I'm concerned. I had one at my old house in Cambria and one in my gardens at Heart's Ease. They were both 30 years old, so I'm starting over here, but the little tree is sweet.

Sending love,
Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Kudzu said...

yummy!!! i'm ready!


Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Yummy yours looks so good! We always have pizza on Sunday nights too.Afraid mine is frozen hard as a rock though LOL!

Corner Gardener Sue said...

I enjoyed seeing how you make pizza. It looks yummy!

Skeeter said...

Now here is a blog after my heart! I am such a pizza nutcase! The Saint says I would eat anything on pizza crust with cheese! lol....

I am glad you found contentment with your blogging. It is to be fun and full of information and ideas. We all have different gardens and no matter how big or small, the one you call your very own made from your love and hard work is the best of them all. I work on a budget and cannot have half the things I would like to have but I don’t want what everyone else has because then it would be a copy of them and not me. I take what I see in other gardens then come up with my own ideas with bargain finds. Just have fun with it and let it be as you see and no one else! Heck, while living in an apartment, I only had a few flower containers on the porch but was happy as can be each time I planted and viewed them. Simple pleasures in life can go a long way for the soul. Be ever so happy with what you have….

gld said...

I was happy to see this post. Our son was visiting yesterday and requested hamburger pizza and we were talking about ways to make it spicier. I had never thought about a blend of peppers.

Yours looks delicious.

Balisha said...

I make it the same way. There are so many bad frozen pizzas on the market and it's expensive going out for one...we like mine the best. I started making pizzas in 1954 when I was dating...we made the Appian Way Pizza and "doctored" it up.Your post made me hungry.

Jenny said...

That looks totally delicious!