I’ve had pizza on my menu almost every Friday, but I haven’t gotten around to making it. I know how to make pizza dough. I don’t mind beating dough in a bowl with my hands. I have the ingredients to make pizza dough. I also have the ingredients I need for the toppings. What’s holding me back?
I think it’s been the thought of rolling out the pizza dough and then having to clean my Silpat nonstick mat. Can you believe that’s what’s been holding me back!
I’ve considered making and freezing assembled pizzas or pre-baked pizza pockets. Still, having to roll out and mess with dough has been bringing up a lack of motivation. I think that’s why I haven’t made any kolaches or bagels lately. Yes, there are times when I enjoy working with dough outside of a bowl, but with my busy schedule lately, I want to avoid cleaning odd dish items (such as a Silpat Mat) as much as possible.
This morning, an idea came to me. If I go against my preference for homemade pizza crust and just buy some ready-made crusts, I might actually make pizza every week. (I try to follow the Food Nanny’s menu ideas of having Friday as Pizza Night.) I’ve considered refrigerated Pillsbury dough, but that often requires rolling out or tugging at dough as well.
So, I’ve added some pre-made (and baked) pizza crusts to my shopping list. I feel that with them on hand, I will feel very comfortable covering them with sauce, cheese, and other toppings, and then easily putting them into the oven to bake. Yes, I know they are not homemade crusts, but at least they’ll last longer and possibly be healthier than if I were to just stock up on Totinos pizzas, which often don’t last more than a day or two in our house.
My Next Step? – Deal with my avoidance of making fish.