Grilled pizza party

Here is a simple blog. I have been using the excuse that I have been soooo busy I haven’t blogged. Well, I am busy with my new Real Estate Career but I am still cooking a photographing so I have a tone of photos in my phone & IPad.
Grilled Pizza was literally my “go to” all summer. I have dough in my fridge all the time and once you start cooking and grilling it becomes second nature and fast. I have so many discussions with people that say it takes too long to cook. It is faster to make a grilled pizza then it is to order one and have it delivered!

This idea came from a party in July I went to and they did this and it was a HUGE hit.

pre made pizza dough (yes pre-made sorry)
Pizza toppings

Bring the dough to room temperature, this way it will roll out if not it will spring back
cut the dough into 4 equal portions (more people, more dough)
Flour your board and roll dough into 1/4 inch thickness – Easy rustic shapes
Drizzle with olive oil
Pre grill the dough on both sides until it has light grill marks. about 3 minutes each side on a medium/high grill heat (don’t cook it all the way or it will make for a burn crispy dough)

Place the pre-grilled dough on a platter and serve up all the pizza favorite sides and let your guests create their own combinations.
Your job is to complete the cooking so once your guest has a pizza ready you slide it back onto the grill and close the cover for 5 minutes to melt the cheese and toppings. Because it cooks so fast, pre cook anything you don’t want raw.

I grilled pineapple, onions, mushrooms etc and put out 3 different cheeses for guests along with the traditional pepperoni, olives and my favorites artichokes, spinach, roasted garlic and more!

















What are you Having for lunch?

I am a lunch Grazer usually, I do love a good sandwich but usually I make it and eat while I’m doing other things. A little while back My Neighbor said he was giving up meat for Lent and asked what are some good ideas for food. There are so many but If you are changing from meat to No meat its hard to feel full if you don’t have some “heft” on your plate. Salads are not enough as far as I’m concerned. So today I actually put what I was eating on a plate to show what I might have on any given day that will fill me enough to make it through until dinner.

A sweet potato with butter and garlic salt (one of my Fave’s) Zapped in the micro for 5 min
a few stuffed olives
a few slices of cheese (today its Fontina & Ricotta Salata)
a few marinated Chipolini onions (I can’t get past the stupid Olive Bar at the market for under $10)
Roasted broccolini  (I had in the fridge from dinner this week)
and a few crunchy tortilla strips (these were in a package as “salad toppings” they add a nice crunch element)
Mix it up, make it your own but just be sure to add something with substance like a potato for energy and a full stomach.
Enjoy -T