Upgrade Your Pizza

Written by Diana - March 4, 2010 6 Comments

Pizza is a regular meal at our house for Fridays, but I don’t have time to make dough because I’m usually spending the day working.  Since you can’t throw a pizza in a crockpot and let it go, my favorite shortcut is to upgrade my pizza.  I get the fresh pizzas – not frozen, and then add ingredients to make it a little more scrumptious.  My husband likes grilled pineapple, I like onions, peppers and chicken.  I made two pizzas last Friday.  My husband and I were supposed to go out to dinner, but another snow squall and a daughter who needed to be met at a drop-off point made that impossible.  While my husband was on the road I put together two pizzas. The first I grilled chicken with peppers and onions.  Then I chopped up the chicken and spread it all out among the cheese.  The second pizza I cooked up some pancetta, grilled a little pineapple, then I caramelized onion in some pineapple juice.  That went on the second pizza.  Turns out my son likes the pineapple, and my daughter prefers the chicken with onions and peppers.  It was fun to relax around the table and enjoy each other’s company.  This week while my daughter is home on spring break we’ve been trying to make sure we sit down together every night.  I swear I won’t get empty nest when my son goes away to college next year, really I swear it won’t happen to me.

Pancetta Pineapple Pizza       Chicken, peppers & onion Pizza

 

Here’s a Wordless Wednesday picture of some scrumptious Homemade Pizza’s at Robyn’s World. Let us know in the comments – What’s your favorite way to UPGRADE your PIZZA?

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6 Outstanding Responses to "Upgrade Your Pizza"

    Linette on March 4, 2010 at 9:30 am

    Yum! The chicken and onions sounds delicious! We have pizza most Friday nights or Saturday nights at our house too (usually one night or the other), sometimes we order it in, and once in a while I make it from scratch. There are many times I add ingredients to one of those ready made crusts, kind of like you do above. You’re making me ready for the weekend!

    Ed Schenk on March 4, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    There is a chain (Papa Murphys?) that make an sells pizza (fresh) for you to take home and bake. You go in tell them what you want on it they put your topping on and away you go.

    Andrea (Off Her Cork) on March 4, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    Mmmm pizza! You know I love it! :D And you can totally make dough ahead of time and freeze it. Just thaw the day of!

    Diana on March 6, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    I’ve heard that Ed, but none are near my home… and those are more expensive than what I did too. I also like my onions and peppers grilled along with my chicken for a little smoother taste. I like your blog.

    Diana on March 12, 2010 at 6:56 am

    Andrea – I have some spelt and I’m gonna use it!!!

    Robyn's Online World on March 12, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    I have never upgraded, but what a great idea! I also love that you caramelized the onions in pineapple juice. I will be trying that for sure.

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