Thursday, May 31, 2007
My Go to
I had an unexpected dinner guest last night...my husband, so I had to come up with a quick meal idea. Some people think I'm a good cook, but really the way I see it, I just have some really good "go-tos," one of which I went to last night. Now had I known a few hours in advance that he would have been coming I'd have made homemade pizza crust. I have a good recipe for that which involves yeast and my kitchenAid, but since I only had a half hour to get it ready I used my favorite easy and cheap, Jiffy pizza crust mix. It's surprisingly good, and incredibly simple. But the go to part that Trav and I like so much is the sauce and topping part. Instead of using regular old tomato sauce I use Ranch dressing. Any kind will work, just pour some over your crust and spread it around (I pre bake the crust for about 3 minutes) then top it with mozzarella, pineapple and sliced deli ham. This is so yummy!
My Mom is the real pizza maker in our family, and I remember when she first used Ranch dressing as the sauce I thought she was nuts (she likes interesting toppings like asparagus and squash and anything you might think of as odd, but turns out yummy) but to my surprise, it's now a family favorite. So next time you're in a hurry, or want to try your hand at homemade pizza, give it a try, I promise you'll like it.