Every week we have Pizza Friday, though now, it sometimes happens on Saturday or Sunday. Since we got our wood fired oven, we have a calendar and every weekend is booked with family and friends coming for pizza “Friday”. We love hosting and feeding everyone great food and everyone loves eating it!
This will be the first of many Pizza Friday posts as we highlight some of our creations and those with whom we shared them.
Let’s start last with last year and our first of many wfo Pizza Fridays.
This night we had a “make your own pizza” night. We provided several different meats, veggies and cheeses to choose from. We had capicola (a dry-cured salami), calabrese (a very spicy salami) and thinly sliced pepperoni. There was broccoli, asparagus and sauteed red bell peppers with onions and mushrooms. For cheese, we offered mozzarella, provolone and grated parmesan.
The first pizza we make each night is our “tester” pizza, which has become a tradition. It’s a simple, but oh so tasty, pie with drizzled olive oil, coarse salt and fresh rosemary. It is meant to test the temp of the oven floor to make sure it’s not too hot for baking. This has become a favorite pie for all of our family.
Next we let everyone create their own pies and made them pose for a picture with their creation!
Jamie had a pie with a little capicola, veggies and mozzarella
Ellen had a veggie pizza with broccoli, provolone and parmesan
Hazel had a combination pie on which she made three different sections. One with veggies, one with pepperoni and basil and one with just sauce and mozzarella
Carolyn made hers with calabrese, capicola, provolone and parmesan
And finally, we had lil baby Sawyer, who enjoyed some sauce and cheese on his piece.
It was a great evening, the first firing of the oven went off without a hitch and thus begun our new Pizza Friday tradition.