NBC is apparently trying to bring back "family movie night". Our Friday nights are usually pretty boring anyway, so we thought we'd give it a try. Wal-mart was one of the main sponsors, and some of the commercials I'd seen were plugging buying pizzas and staying in as a family to watch the movie, "Into the Mountain".
I probably haven't been to the Wal-Mart here in York for a few years. On vacation, we usually buy some of our things there, but here I always opt for Target. Either way, I thought it might be fun for each of us to make our own pizzas. Josh really loves taco pizza and Emma requested pepperoni, so I just bought some various toppings. We snacked on sweet gherkins and grapes (a disgusting combo, I know) and assembled our pizzas together. I simply handed each person a round of pizza dough (bought at Price-Rite for 84 cents) and laid out toppings.
Josh wanted me to take a picture of his masterpiece so my blog readers would know how creative he is!
I made a whole pizza for Rob and I to share. On Rob's 3/4, I made him a typical pepperoni pizza. My part of the pizza, however, was way better. I made Ina Garten's slow roasted tomatoes and topped them with olive oil, parm, spinach, and fresh mozzarella. Holy moan-inducing results!
Ina's Slow Roasted Tomatoes
roma tomatoes, cored and sliced laterally
Place tomato slices on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle all ingredients over tomato slices (only a little of each ingredient is needed). Bake at 275 degrees for 2 hrs.
**These slices are also delicious on baguette bread, topped with slivers of parmesan, goat cheese, or brie**
The final result on our night? Well, three scary dreams later (two for Kate, one for Emma), I'd say we're probably better off renting something from red box! The make-your-own pizza idea, though, was a success. It was so great to just hang out in our kitchen and work on a project together. I should have taken pictures of the process, but my kitchen floor is so, so dirty. On that note, I'm off to clean it...
wish me luck! I bought a new rug to put in front of the sink and I want to scrub my floor before I lay it down. (and another Magic Eraser bites the dust!)