Friday, September 08, 2006
Movie night is a monthly tradition at our house. We always have pizza, popcorn and treats (the kids want Starburst tonight), sometimes root beer floats or ice cream. I'm having a hard time with movie selection, maybe Harriet the Spy or Matilda. Although my husband won't agree (he's partial to the Pie), the pizza is better in New York. We love the thin crust, super fresh but simple ingredient variety like you find at Grimaldi's. I use tomato sauce (right out of the can, add salt if it's not salted), fresh mozarella (slice into thin rounds and then place on top of sauce, don't cover every space or it will be soggy), sticks of pepperoni cut into rounds, and fresh basil leaves. I'm still working on throwing the dough so it becomes evenly thin, but I did find this tutorial to help me. (Did you know there was a US pizza team?) I use Martha Stewart's pizza crust recipe. You only have to allow 30 min. of rising time, so I start it when the movie begins and pizza is ready during "intermission." If you have one, use a food processor to mix the dough. Because it's such a small amount of dough this always works better for me than in the mixer. Happy Movie Night!