Pizza, family and friends

May 16, 2016

What is one of the simplest things to make for supper when you have an impromptu get-together at the end of a very busy weekend?

Pizza!

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While the little ones were busy with snacks…

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…and toys,

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we welcomed out friends Warren and Taven and opened a bottle of wine.

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Then gave the children their supper, made them a bedtime treat of hot chocolate with five mini marshmallows, (that’s a grandma sort of thing!),

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And put them to bed.

Ziggy was so tired she actually fell asleep on the sofa. Without her bottle! Uncharacteristic for her. Only later we discovered some spilled melatonin, and so suspect that she may have eaten one. Oh well, she got the best sleep!

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Binky and Bunny were sharing a bed, so they got a bedtime story or two…

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…and lights out.

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Nice!
Kidlet free and adult time.

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Kerstie and I prepared some toppings for pizzas for our supper.

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It’s so easy to make pizza dough as long as you have some yeast and flour, but this time we bought some fresh pizza dough from Whole Foods because I was painting all day and Kerstie and Adam had a day of catching up on Vancouver stuff.

We made four pizzas.

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Here is Adam’s request: a pulled pork pizza:
-dough pulled onto an oiled baking pan
-topped with: barbecue sauce, leftover pulled pork, onions, yellow peppers and some cheddar.
-Baked for about 15 minutes.

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Here is my most favourite: artichoke and sun dried tomato, pesto and feta pizza:
-dough pulled onto an oiled baking pan
-topped with homemade pesto: a bunch of fresh basil, a handfull of pine nuts, 3/4 garlic cloves and a little olive oil whizzed around in a food processor, artichoke hearts in brine and sun dried tomatoes packed in olive oil and crumbled feta
-again baked for about 15 minutes

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We also made a chicken pizza: method same as above, but topped with tomato sauce, left-over shredded baked chicken meat and mushrooms, onions, peppers, fresh basil, and shredded mozzarella.

And a veggie pizza: the second half of our homemade pesto, all sorts of veggies, sun dried tomatoes, and mozzarella, then baked and when still hot and just out of the oven, sprinkled with fresh basil fresh sliced tomatoes and olives.

We ate them all as soon as they came out of the oven. Over cloth napkins. In the kitchen. Family style.

And then we chatted and caught up till way too late. <3 077 copy copy

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5 Comments

  • Reply Pondside May 16, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    What a great enday to a weekend. I know that pizza dough isn’t difficult toare, but when I want something to be ease, I really want easy! Whole Foods will open here in early fall and I can’tell wait. Their pizza dough will be on my list.

  • Reply Sharmon Davidson May 17, 2016 at 4:57 am

    Looks like the perfect ending to a perfect day; those pizzas look scrumptious!
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  • Reply daryledelstein May 17, 2016 at 4:57 am

    i think i need a visit to WF … the pizza prep time is right up my i hate to cook alley
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    • Reply Veronica May 20, 2016 at 2:24 pm

      Oh my gosh Daryl it’s so easy and so good. The pizza dough here costs $4 for enough dough to make two medium sized pizzas. Hope you try it.

  • Reply Julie@frogpondfarm May 22, 2016 at 11:27 pm

    Oh sigh. … how I wish I had been there! Beautiful images V … Adore pizza 😀

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