To have a successful girls night start with the four most fabulous women you know! Add a little wine.  Paint each other’s nails, gossip, and laugh until you cry!

Get in the kitchen and make something delicious together!  We made pizza.  Elyse has this wonderful pizza crust recipe so we made three varieties.  Margherita Pizza (mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil), Chicken Alfredo Pizza (alfredo sauce instead of red sauce, chicken, garlic, and crushed red pepper), and Roasted Vegetable Pizza (Roasted eggplant, squash and zucchini with pesto and goat cheese).  Oh man, I’m starting to crave them all again.  I may need to instate a weekly Pizza Night in my home.

Finally, have something sinfully rich, chocolatey, and amazing for dessert.  We had this chocolate cheesecake sandwiched between two layers of devil’s food cake and draped in chocolate glaze.

Make pizza tonight with the girls, or the boys, or your family.  It will be a fun way to get in the kitchen and create something together!

Perfect Pizza Crust
Makes One 12-inch pizza crust

1/2 Cup Warm Water
1 Teaspoon Active Dry Yeast
1/2 Tablespoon Honey
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
3/4 Cup All Purpose Flour
3/4 Cup Whole Wheat Flour

-Mix together water, yeast, and honey
-Let sit about ten minutes, or until the mixture is foamy
-Mix together the two flours
-Using a dough hook or your hands mix in the salt, olive oil, and half the flour mixture
-Mix in the remaining dough in batches until the dough reaches a tacky, but not sticky to the touch, consistency. You may or may not need all the remaining flour
-Knead the dough by hand or with the dough hook until it is smooth and elastic
-Lightly grease a bowl that is twice the size of the dough
-Place the dough in the greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap or a dry kitchen towel
-Leave out at room temperature for 2 hours
-The dough will about double in size
-Roll dough into a 12-inch circle and top with ingredients of your choice

If you have a pizza stone sprinkle it with semolina flour or cornmeal before putting rolled-out dough on it. You can also line a cookie sheet with parchment paper to bake your crust and avoid sticking.

-Bake at 500 Degrees for 10-15 minutes or until crust is golden brown and cheese is bubbling

Topping Ideas:
Black Olives

Margherita Pizza
-Sprinkle dough with shredded mozzarella cheese
-Top with sliced tomatoes
-Bake at 500 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until crust is golden brown
-Remove from oven and top with chiffonade of fresh basil

Chicken Alfredo Pizza
-Spread alfredo sauce on dough
-Sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese
-Top with pre-cooked chicken, grated parmesan cheese, minced garlic, and crushed red pepper flakes
-Bake at 500 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until crust is golden brown

Roasted Vegetable Pizza
-Spread pesto on dough
-Sprinkle with pre-roasted eggplant, squash, and zucchini
-Top with goat cheese
-Bake at 500 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until crust is golden brown

0 comment on Pizza With The Girls

  1. David Eagle
    January 20, 2012 at 11:43 am (7 years ago)
    That last picture might be the best "girls night" picture ever. The chocolate, and the subtle wine glass and nail polish, tell the story that you told in your post. Also, now I want to make Pizza with Kate and Abby! Definitely liking the Alfredo one. What about Eggplant, Chicken and Onion?
    • Daisy
      January 20, 2012 at 12:23 pm (7 years ago)
      I am in love with eggplant! If you can get the girls to like it that would warm my little heart through and through. Marinara sauce, roasted eggplant, chicken, caramelized onions, mozzarella cheese. That would be totes fab!
  2. Megan
    January 20, 2012 at 1:05 pm (7 years ago)
    That was fun!! The alfredo pizza was soooo good!
  3. Elyse
    January 20, 2012 at 3:00 pm (7 years ago)
    Seriously a fun girls night. We need to make this a monthly thing. :)
  4. Jennifer
    January 20, 2012 at 6:26 pm (7 years ago)
    We do really need to be more on top of making girl's night a priority more often! My favorite line of the night was when we were trying to take the photo of all of us and we were all trying to squish together on 2 chairs and Daisy says, "I'm not the Knight Bus!" I wasn't even drinking and I fell off of my chair-half laughing!
  5. Justin
    January 20, 2012 at 7:38 pm (7 years ago)
    Those pizzas are so loaded down... probably soooo tasty!
  6. Susan
    January 26, 2012 at 2:26 am (7 years ago)
    Loved this blog! Pics of food and you guys were great!

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