Weekend Plans Post: Making a Homemade Fancy Schmancy Pizza


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  1. Jaybird says:

    Ah, jeez. Steam’s having a sale.Report

    • Pinky in reply to Jaybird says:

      Ooh! Thanks for the info!Report

    • Pinky in reply to Jaybird says:

      I just picked up Stellaris, after having seen it recommended on this site. I’m not sure what to expect – the only other Paradox game I’ve played is Sengoku, which was confusing and buggy. But I’ll give it a shot. I also picked up a game for $2 or something called Orwell. Just started it. You’re very much an unwatched watcher in this one. Could be interesting.Report

  2. fillyjonk says:

    They’re really been playing up the Sahara dust cloud (dubbed Godzilla, at least locally) on the news. I guess it’s a change from coronavirus. (This is not something to worry about. Yes, this one is unusually big, but this kind of thing happens every few years. It’s not, like, blowing mummy dust onto us or something)

    Supposed to rain this weekend so I guess I do this weekend what I do every weekend now: faff on the Internet, maybe knit a little bit.

    Next week I deliver Meals on Wheels a couple days and I admit I’m slightly apprehensive about keeping everyone safe, but then again: maybe having a woman who’s been keeping strictly at home (except for grocery trips) delivering food to people who are essentially homebound (but might see home-health workers) is about as safe as volunteer work can get these days.

    We’re seeing some precipitous rises in cases here and I want to wait a bit to see some parsing of the numbers, but for now, I’m staying locked down. Still missing going out for “fun” things.Report

  3. Slade the Leveller says:

    That’s a nice looking pizza! You’re opening up the meat under/over the cheese debate, however. I’m under.

    We’re heading out to the farm for a little family do this weekend. It’ll be nice to get out of town.Report

    • The spaghetti sauce has meat in it. So my answer to the debate is “both”.Report

    • I always cooked my pizzas partway with sauce and toppings (except for really really delicate veggies, like spinach, if doing that – that goes on at the very end) so I am meat-under-cheese because I do the cheese at the end for like the last couple minutes or so.

      but I also do a lower temp for pizza – old oven, have already replaced the heating coil once, don’t want to do that again. So I go more like 350-400 F for pizza. Also I have crap teeth so I would rather have a soft bready crust than a hard crispy crustReport

  4. Damon says:

    Nice…when I used to make pizza I used a Boboli crust with tomato paste, motz, cooked spinach and chicken. It be tasty.Report

    • Jaybird in reply to Damon says:

      My Boboli recipe has pretty much identical non-crust ingredients to what you see above (sometimes, instead of garlic butter, I brush pesto onto the bread). I was tempted to write a “how to make a truly decadent Boboli” post after a particularly good one a week or so ago… but, man, this crust was SOOOO good, I had no choice when it came to writing about it.Report

  5. Kazzy says:

    This looks like a tasty piece of bread with some stuff on it. Maybe an open-faced hot sandwich of some kind? Definitely not a pizza though.

    Ditch the pan; get a pizza stone. Crank the oven as high as it’ll go (usually 550) and let that stone get hot…. maybe an hour plus. Build your pizza, pop it in, voila. You’re welcome.Report

  6. Kazzy says:

    Today my younger son and I played with a new Hot Wheels track. After some cars crashed, I exclaimed, “Double crash!” Unbeknownst to me my Siri was on taking a dictation. She wrote:



  7. Fish says:

    That looks delicious.Report

  1. July 9, 2020

    […] Back in June, I made an absolutely amazing pizza. Seriously, the pizza was good. Maribou said something like “if I went out to a restaurant and paid $20 for this, I wouldn’t walk away disappointed”. My attitude was “this pizza was so good, I need to share it with my Ordinary Time family.” […]Report

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