Wednesday, September 1, 2010

smc cooks leftover pizza

i had some of the pioneer woman pizza dough left in the freezer and i was in the mood for a pizza, but i had no sauce. its easy enough to make, but i really didnt feel like dealing.

i had mozzarella, but nothing else to go with it as a topping on the pizza. then i remembered pw's bbq pizza recipe . i have heard people rave about bbq chicken pizza and it definitely sounds good, but i have never tried it. not sure why. one of the great smc mysteries that will never be solved because now that i have tried it, i will definitely be making it again and again.

i had just made bbq chicken the day before, so i had enough to make the pizza, plus 1/2 a red(why do they call them "red" onions when they are so clearly purple?)onion that i was hoping to use instead of throwing it away like i usually do after it sits there all lonely and sad with no purpose and gets all gross. i didnt have the cilantro, but it was delicious without it. since i was working the leftovers, i will give you basic instructions on what i did without the measurements. click on the links above for the real thing.

i took the leftover dough from the freezer that morning and set in on the counter to thaw. come lunch time i lightly oiled a cookie sheet with olive oil and sprinkled with a little corn meal. i patted the dough between my hands a bit and then started stretching it out.

once i had a small disk,i put it on the cookie sheet and just pulled and pushed until it was the thickness i wanted.

next i poured a little bbq sauce on the dough and spread it out with the back of a spoon. i didnt use too much-you could still see the dough peeking through here and there. then i cut up the chicken into bite size pieces, sliced the red onion super thin and arranged on the dough. i sprinkled the mozzarella cheese on top and put it in the oven at 425 for about 12 minutes until the cheese was melted. it was a small pizza, but i only ate half. i took the leftovers to a friend and she pronounced it incredible. she said the crust had a really good flavor and i completely agreed with her. yummy.

this pizza made me so happy-not only because it was sooooo good,but because i used stuff that was sitting in my fridge that might have gone to waste. its a good thing!

sorry no picture(again). its my goal to start taking food shots, but i am working with a lame-o camera phone and the shots are horrible. what do you think-see what i made even in a bad picture or just skip it if it cant be a quality picture?


  1. A picture is always good. Always nice when you can fix something yummy from what you have in the house. Keep cooking!

  2. i took a picture of my next recipe with my camera phone. its really a horrible shot, but you will be able to see the end result. i really need to go shopping for a new camera.