Sunday, January 17, 2010

Pizza is a food group, RIGHT?

With a slice of take out pizza filling you with between 350 and 400 calories and upward of 12 grams of fat (25% of your RDA), avoiding pizza seems very logical. After all, we can cook most of the food that we eat at restaurants...fajitas, fried chicken, steak ...but not pizza, right? WRONG! Pizza is on of the easiest things to make! My family prefers our homemade version to any takeout! We made this "Thank you deer" pizza on friday.   I love the excitement in my son's voice when he sees that we are making pizza.

I usually use our current favorite spagetti or marinara sauce. This week, however, when I opened my pantry - guess what? No sauce! How could that be? With the crust rising, and the meat cooked...I decided to make my own sauce. Here's what I was perfect for the pizza - very chunky and very tasty!

Crust: Bosch Recipe
Sauce: Saute Onions and Garlic. Add salt and large can of Diced Tomatoes. Simmer about 30 minutes.
Meat: Ground Deer Meat...browned with diced onion.

My recipe made enough for 3 pizza crusts. I froze one and topped the other 2 with sauce, meat, black olives and cheese. On my Pampered Chef Stone, I baked it at 400 degrees for about 15-20 minutes.

Pizza this good deserves its OWN FOOD GROUP!

1 comment:

  1. YUM! Sounds good. I love making my own pizza but haven't done so in quite some time. My pampered chef stone broke and I'm awaiting my new one.