Say it out loud -- pizza. Piiizzzzaaa. P-I-Z-Z-A.
Just the sound of it is beautiful, isn't it? Now imagine that times four and you'll kind of get an idea of how magical my day was when I ate pizza for every meal: Breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. Oh, man.
That's right, for this How To Make It, I made four pizzas, one for each meal of the day.
It wasn't exactly easy. When you're making four pizzas, you want to make sure you don't get sick of what you're eating. I also wanted to make sure that they represented each meal perfectly. I love pepperoni and all, but it doesn't have any place in dessert.
Now, onto the pizzas.
Breakfast. The most important meal of the day has now become even more important. The breakfast pizza I made consisted of tomato sauce, onions, tomatoes, cheese, eggs and bacon.
For lunch, I wanted to keep traditional lunch flavors but transform them to live happily on a crust. I went with a club sandwich-inspired pie: pesto as sauce, cheese, bacon, tomatoes, seasoned fries, and sliced ham and turkey.
Choosing dinner was easy; I made a fried chicken dinner pizza, complete with mashed potatoes and gravy as sauce. It was topped with bite-sized pieces of fried chicken and sweet corn. Perf.
I made a sugar cookie pizza for dessert. The crust was made completely out of sugar cookie and was lathered in cream cheese frosting and topped with an assortment of fruit.
There are some food days you never want to forget. This was one of them. Here's how to have an unforgettable food day:
Ingredients for breakfast pizza: • 1/3 of pizza dough • Half a sautéed yellow onion • 1 ½ sliced tomatoes • 3 eggs • Tomato sauce • Half a package of cooked bacon • Shredded sharp cheddar cheese • Shredded mozzarella • Chopped green onion (optional)
Directions for breakfast pizza: 1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. 2. Roll out dough to fit a lightly greased 12" pizza pan. 3. Apply a thin layer of tomato sauce to the dough, just leave outer rim untouched for crust. 4. Sprinkle both cheeses to cover completely. Add onion, tomatoes, bacon. 5. Cook pizza until edges begin to golden and remove from oven. Crack eggs onto and place back into the oven. 6. Finish baking until edges are golden and egg whites are cooked. About 15 minutes total cook time. 7. Garnish pizza with green onion.
Ingredients for lunch pizza: • 1/3 of pizza dough • Pesto • 4 slices of chopped deli ham • 4 slices of chopped deli turkey • Half a package of cooked bacon • 1 ½ sliced tomatoes • Shredded mozzarella • Your choice of French fries
Directions for lunch pizza: 1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. 2. Roll out dough to fit a lightly greased 12" pizza pan. 3. Apply a thin layer of pesto to the dough, just leave outer rim untouched for crust. 4. Sprinkle cheese to cover completely. Add ham, turkey, bacon, tomatoes and fries. 5. Bake pizza for about 15 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
Ingredients for dinner pizza: • 1/3 of pizza dough • Mashed potatoes • Gravy • Shredded cheddar cheese • ½ cup of sweet corn • Bite-sized pieces of fried chicken
Directions for dinner pizza: 1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. 2. Roll out dough to fit a lightly greased 12" pizza pan. 3. Apply a thin layer of mashed potatoes and gravy, just leave outer rim untouched for crust. 4. Sprinkle a generous portion of cheddar cheese to cover completely. Add corn and fried chicken. 5. Bake pizza for about 15 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
Ingredients for dessert pizza: • 2 tubes of premade cookie dough • 2 packages of softened cream cheese • 3/4 cup of powdered sugar • 1 package of washed blueberries and cut strawberries • 2 sliced kiwis
Directions for dessert pizza: 1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. 2. Spread cookie dough out onto a large, slightly greased pizza pan. 3. Bake cookie crust for about 15 minutes or until golden brown all over. 4. Take out and cool completely. 5. Mix powdered sugar and cream cheese together to create frosting. 6. Once cooled, use a rubber spatula to evenly spread frosting over cookie crust. Just leave outer rim untouched to create a crust-like appearance. 7. Sprinkle cut all over dessert pizza.
Every pizza was very flavorful and captured what meal it represented nicely. My personal favorites were the breakfast pizza and dessert pizza (but I just have a serious sweet tooth).
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And although I wouldn't recommend this as an everyday thing, it's completely normal to want it to be.
..Go. Do it. You know you want to.