Friday, February 8, 2013
Friday Night Pizza...
I am so glad Friday is finally here! This evening we had pizza for dinner. It was quick and easy to make. I browned some Italian chicken sausage and sauteed some diced red bell pepper and fresh mushrooms while the crust was baking. It turned out really good. I love having pizza on Friday nights for some reason -- it always seems to taste better on Friday nights! Maybe it's because when my kids were young, we always looked forward to our weekly Friday pizza nights. We used to take them to a place called "Shakey's Pizza" and the kids would stand on a big wooden bench and watch the pizza bakers make our pizza and toss the dough in the air over and over again from behind a big glass window. That was back when families actually enjoyed each others' company while they sat around and shared a simple pizza together. It makes me sad to watch many families eat out "together" now. Everyone is looking down at their phones -- Mom, Dad...and the kids with few words being spoken as they sit "together" so "far apart" -- each of them electronically engaged and communicating with someone not sitting with them at the table. To me...there is something so sacred about "the family meal"...it's so much more than just sharing a meal -- it's where families get to share their day, their thoughts, or silly jokes...and more importantly where you share yourself with those that you love most. Friday night pizza will always be special to me. Enjoy!
Link to the recipe: Almond-Flax-Parmesan-Herb Pizza Crust