Before moving into our new house, Aaron and I talked about the traditions we would like to create in our new space. Hosting Christmas for our families, having Harry Potter movie marathons and home pizza night were just a few of the options we discussed. Since December 25th is not around the corner and Rowan is currently consumed by Dora, pizza night seemed like the easiest tradition to implement first. A few weeks ago, we made Chicken Pesto Pizza!
…and the grown ups drank this awesome local craft beer. Warning, drinking beer while making said pizza will increase the your enjoyment of the whole pizza making process.
If the past is any indication of our future, you will know that I did not make the dough by hand, but in fact bought it from the Brick street bakery. Seriously, ain’t nobody got time for that.
The pesto for this pizza, is from a jar. You know, cause I’m fancy like that.
I then cut up pre-bought chicken. Ooohhhh!
And then used leftover asparagus. Really, I did grill that a couple days before and then I placed it on the pizza.
Next I added some mozzarella that I shredded myself! For reals, Foodie, for reals!
And then I baked for 12 – 15 minutes at 400 F.
And the kitchen smelled awesome. There really is nothing like simple somewhat “homemade” pizza.
Although Rowan only ate the crust, the grown ups consumed this entire this in seconds flat. Nothing like ending a week, by sitting down at the table and enjoying a meal together. Pizza and the weekend just go together, you know? Besides travelling the past couple of weeks, we have kept this tradition up for the most part. For me , the fun is planning what beer to pair with our pizza. Here’s too more “homemade” pizzas and expanding my beer repertoire!