You know what I see?
I see victory.
You know what Brian sees?
He sees both a few ways to insult me and a few ways to compliment me.
Me: I finally succeeded at making pizza! I think it tastes like New York style. …Do you like it?
Brian: (flat tone) Yeah. It’s alright.
Me: (after a while) I’m gonna need you to be more excited about this. This is my first time succeeding at making homemade pizza. I made the crust. I made the sauce. I remembered the pepperoni!
(Brian HAS TO have pepperoni or it’s not technically pizza. He’s very picky about this.)
Brian: I’m eating it, aren’t I?
Me: Pfffffffffff… *mocking, as if it’s complimentary* “I’m eating it aren’t I?”
Brian: Ha ha. You know what I mean.
Me: Is it at least better than Little Caesar’s?
Brian: Definitely better than Little Caesar’s. But not Papa John’s.
Me: I’m okay with second place.
Brian: Third. First there’s Papa John’s, then there’s Vocelli’s.
Brian: No wait, fourth. First there’s the Papa Johns, then Vocelli’s, then Pizza Hut… No, fifth…
Brian: Domino’s… No, wait. Sixth. FIRST is the pizza at the Winchester Mall, THEN Papa John’s…
Me: Well, am I at least better than Cici’s?
Brian: Oh, definitely better than Cici’s. Look, you’re at least better than all the pizza I’ve ever had in New York.
Me: *thinking* That’s an ironic compliment given the fact that I prepared him for the first bite by comparing it to a New York style pizza.
I think Brian and I lost count as to how far behind I was trailing the more established pizza joints. Given the fact that the pizza didn’t stick to the pan (thanks to the advice to use corn meal under the crust), I felt like it was a home run.
To recap: The crust came from a Pinterest recipe calling for equal parts Greek yogurt to self-rising flour. Easy-breezey. I pre-baked the crust for 5 minutes at 400 degrees before topping it with sauce, cheese and pepperoni, then baking it for another fifteen minutes.
We can now commence a weekly tradition.
Oh Suzy your a better sport that I. I’m more of a Joe’s Pizza “local joint” or Bertucci’s. I five you two thumbs up for not giving up. For making it not stick and making everything from scratch!
It looks great and inspires me to try the crust recipe. However, probably better get different Greek yogurt as the blueberries might significantly change the taste. I love how you and Brian discuss things. It makes me giggle.
A blueberry greek yogurt… I wonder if that’d taste more scone-like?
ANYthing is better than Domino’s!
great job on the crust–and it looks like a real New York style pizza
I’ll point out that Fireworks in Leesburg destroys all the other options, hands down. Just sayin’. 😉
Yay! Looks delicious! I wonder if Brian would like Carrabba’s pizzas. They are da bomb! I am totally going to try your dough secret soon. Yep. I’m curious about it.
Our Vocelli’s went out of business. Where is yours?
I’m hungry just viewing. But, I’ll take mine with veggies and goat cheese, please.
Your banter is wonderful and makes me smile.
I don’t have a clue where there’s a Vocelli’s! And I, too, would prefer a veggie and goat cheese pizza! Maybe next time.