The decision whether it's going to be a pizza night or not is pretty simple. One of us usually brings it up, the other responds with this look of longing desire for cheesy goodness, and its been decided. One thin crust and one thick crust has become the go to - but the toppings are the real brain stopper.
After perusing the grocery store and making numerous trips there and back to decide prosciutto or sausage...so we went with both. After the shredding of the mozza, cooking of the sausage and taste testing the prosciutto, we were ready to start topping!
left/middle: mozza ball slices, goat cheese, prosciutto. right: shredded mozzarella & Italian turkey sausage
Does anybody else think that oven minutes are even worse than microwave minutes? Of course, we paced around the kitchen trying to keep ourselves busy while our pizza cooked.
[500 degrees - Thick 'za went in first, covered in foil, for 8 minutes. Then foil came off & thin 'za went in on the stone for another 8-10 minutes]
These two pizzas were the best to pair together. The 1st one was crispy & salty and the 2nd one was dough, greasy, and extra cheesy. Every time I would take a bite of one, I would think it would be my favorite until I went to take bite of the other - needless to say, it was a tie and they were both demolished.
....then Sunday came around. It was a long day with pizza on the brain and leftover dough in the fridge. One simple solution...calzone. There was no decision making on what would be inside this turnover pizza - we went with an everything leftover - goat cheese, mozzarella, prosciutto, and turkey sausage.
Combining the two pizzas in one made one great love child of a calzone. The salty, greasy, cheesiness of the ingredients completely complemented each other, but my favorite part of this calzone was the dough. Have y'all ever been to Macaroni Grill? If you have you'll know what I'm talking about when I said rosemary bread. Thats exactly was this dough tasted like, the extra egg wash (plus butter and garlic), gave the crust a dense crispiness plus the rosemary seasoning brought a punch of flavor.
All I can say is these two pizza nights were definitely worth my three pound pizza baby.