Sunday, November 1, 2009

Pizza Friday

Jen and I are quickly becoming pretty darn good cooks. We make new meals every night, and I must say, we haven’t made a bad one yet. On Friday we decided to make homemade pizza. First of all, we need to give a little shout out to Spin and Mike who inspired our “Pizza Friday” idea and who also were the greatest teachers ever when it comes to Italian Cooking 101! :-) We wish you could have been here to taste our pizza…we think you would have been proud.

We were proud of ourselves because it is no easy task walking into a grocery store and trying to buy things when you really aren’t too sure what you are actually buying. We can’t read very many words in Slovensky and even when we can read the words, there is sometimes a big difference between an American version of a product and a Slovakian version of that same product. With some help from a few women at the grocery store, we managed to buy tomato sauce, tomato paste, garlic, oregano, mushrooms, onions, pizza dough, and cheese.

When we started cooking, Jen got to work cutting up the cheese. We don’t have a cheese grater (and we are too cheap to buy one) so we had to cut the cheese into small pieces. I made the pizza dough. After that we had to go to practice. When we came back, we got to work on the sauce. We had a general recipe to follow, but we sort of improvised, as well, and it turned out delicious.

We made 2 pizzas. One was half cheese, half pepperoni. The other was half pepperoni, half ham. Both were very, very good. All in all, I think our first Pizza Friday on our own was a success. Next time, we want to try making BBQ Chicken pizza. We will see how that goes… :-)

Until next time,
Jen and Tina

Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” -John 14:6

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