Friday, June 17, 2011
Are you READY?!?! Return of Grilled Pizzas :)
Believe it or not, Hubs still had not tried Grilled Pizzas!
Hubs' April deployment last year meant he missed a number of things...
He missed the rainy mud season indicative of a New England Spring. He missed the beautiful shades of green and blossoming flowers of June. He missed the family BBQs and beach time with friends in July. He missed the sunsets and s'mores of August. He missed the VT fall, returning to cool November and making it home just in time for the snow.
Although he was in 100+ degree weather in the middle of a desert, those 7 months away from the beautiful changing seasons must have felt like hibernation.
With the official start of summer just around the corner, Hubs has already begun to take in and indulge in all that he missed last year while overseas. He has taken back the duty of mowing our lawn, trimming our trees, working on the garden, etc...it's pretty great to have a man around the house again :)
Can you believe I've been so absent minded to forget Hubs had not experienced the ease, versatility and tastiness of the grilled pizza?!?!
Pizza 1: Tomato, Basil, Olive Oil
Big Pizza 2: Spinach and Garlic Chicken Sausage, Mushrooms, Bell Peppers and Red Onion
Pizza 3: Leftovers from Pizza 1 and Big Pizza 2 with Turkey Pepperoni...'The Supreme'
(btw did you know Turkey Pepperoni has 70% less fat than the regular stuff and still tastes pretty darn good?!?!)
Fresh Mozzarella for all 3 Grilled Pizza Creations
Homemade pizza sauce for Big Pizza 2 and Pizza 3.
The sauce was a simmered combo of Canned Roma Tomatoes (2010 garden), tomato paste, fresh thyme (2011 garden), garlic, red pepper flake and salt/pepper.
This sauce was super concentrated flavor with a spicy bite!
Over by the Naan in our grocery store, I noticed this new round Flatbread Pizza Crust, so thought we'd give it a whirl!
All the toppings were piled on and they hit the grill.
(In case you need a quick refresher...before piling on, I brush the bottoms of the crust with a bit of canola oil, and then the tops with some olive oil. The goodies are piled on and the pizzas are grilled over indirect heat)
Big Pizza 2 on top of the new Flatbread Crust (which I will buy again).
Pizza 1 and Pizza 3 on Garlic Naan, yum!
Fresh Basil was added to finish off Pizza 1 and...
and Pizza 3
Big Pizza 2 all melty and done
After spending years in search of a good pizza joint for us, we thought we had found 'The One' just a couple months ago. Let me tell you...these grilled beauties tasted so good, Hubs said they were the best pizzas we'd had in a long time...and better than pizza from 'The One'!
While it's nice to hear such positive remarks on the grilled pizza creations...'The One' is still going to be our go-to when even grilled pizzas are too much and I simply need a night off from the kitchen ;)
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