|My first homemade pizza crust!|
So this is not counting as my post for the week,* but I could not go to bed without posting about my meal tonight. I am HIGHLY HIGHLY recommending this recipe for California Pizza Kitchen's BBQ Chicken Pizza from Pioneer Woman. If you don't know who the Pioneer Woman is, you've been living under a rock far far away from any food bloggers. When I first came upon her website for last year, "food pornography" was the only way I could describe it. I would love to make all of her recipes, but I'm not quite sure how many hours that would require I spend on the treadmill (they are a bit butter/cream/carb heavy). She does have some "cowgirl" food that is a bit on the healthier side that I have really enjoyed, and of course, her desserts never ever disappoint.
When I saw this recipe for CPK's BBQ Chicken Pizza, I HAD to try it. I was a little bit intimidated because I have never made homemade pizza dough. The idea of using active yeast somehow seemed really complicated to me. It was so incredibly easy though. I honestly can't imagine going back to my store-bought ready-made crust.
Anyway, I hope you all enjoyed your weekend! I should add that I made this meal tonight for my husband because tomorrow is his "first day of school." Good luck, Big Guy!!
*I thought it would seem silly for me to document how to make this recipe since Pioneer Woman does such an incredible job herself. The only comment I will make is that I did not use 16 ounces of mozzarella. I just put enough to cover the entire pizza. Otherwise, it felt like it would have been way too much to use all of it.