Homemade Pizzas

Hola Amigos,
Two words for you: Mexican Pizza.
Last night Catherine came over after work and we crafted up two beautiful pizzas and had so much fun in the process…as you can see!Image
Tuesdays have become a ritual of eating dinner together and watching ‘New Girl’, which if you’re not on that train yet…you should be.ImageAnyways-pizza. The original plan was to cook Mexican quesadillas, but then I had a thought: what if we put those ingredients on a pizza!? A loaded pizza topped with Mexican goodness is way better than the typical flimsy tortilla option (holding true for yesterday). Pizzas are very easy to make and allow you to be as creative as you want. It’s like playing with play dough for big kids. I have to give credit to Christine for the Mexican inspiration. I remember one time she used refried beans instead of tomato sauce on her pizza and it was delicious. I decided to use the same method for pizza number 1 and add to it the following ingredients:

 Mexican Cheese
Mozzarella
Onions
Red Peppers
Grape Tomatoes- halved
Cilantro

For pizza number 2, we decided on a margherita variation pizza with the addition of other cheeses I had in my fridge.

Gorgonzola
Mozzarella
Brie
Fresh Basil
Grape Tomatoes-halved 
Tomato Sauces

The whole pizza making activity is really a fun project. We used fresh dough from the Harris Teeter and Catherine was in charge of kneading it and rolling it out to create perfect pies. I mean, look at that circular pie..that honestly might be perfect (she’s an artist duh). She then added the sauce bases to each pizza. (Use a little flour here because fresh dough is sticky).bean spread red sauce spread
Next we added our toppings to each pizza.
 into the oven
Once our pizzas were fully decorated, the bad boys went into the oven at 415 degrees for 15-25 minutes. Make sure to keep an eye on them because we noticed the two pizzas cooked differently. The Mexican Pizza cooked for an additional 10 minutes after the Margherita Pizza.
While the pizzas were cooking, I made guacamole to put on top of the Mexican Pizza. For my last birthday, Ben got me a Molcajete. This is Spanish for a mortar and pestle (that’s what I meant Mom, sorry I didn’t mean to say ‘Grinder’). I hadn’t tested it out yet so last night was the perfect opportunity. For my guacamole I used:

2 Avocados
1/2 Lime-squeezed
1/4 cup White Onion
2 Basil Leaves- chopped
Cilantro Leaves-chopped
Grape Tomatoes- seeded and chopped
Sea Salt

guac 4 pics

Then our pizzas were ready!mexican pizza

Mexican Pizzacheese pizza Margherita Pizza

(Did not turn out as pretty because of the color from the gorgonzola cheese, but don’t let it fool you!)

guac pizza

We also added sour cream to the Mexican Pizza. Sorry we’re not sorry 🙂

guac pizza up close

Both Catherine and I agreed we would have paid mad $$$ for these pizzas. I would certainly recommend making the Mexican Pizza which was my favorite and don’t be shy with the toppings!

The rest of the evening we cozied up and watched New Girl and then proceeded to watch the ABC special of the magician David Blaine. YALL. I just have to say, I am weirded out by David Blaine. Honestly, I think it might really be magic. I couldn’t sleep.

Good night Crockheads!