Pizza! I mean really what more can I say. Kids love them. Parents love them. Friends and family love them. My sister-in-law would probably live on them if we let her. She has Downs syndrome, and pizza is one of her favorite foods. There are thousands of ingredients, and a variety of countries have their own versions. Let us just face it; pizza is a way of life.
I decided to make one from scratch, well, with a Pillsbury Thin Crust dough anyway. The sauce is basically just tomato paste, dried rosemary, oregano, basil, fresh garlic, and some water. My recipe said to use 1 ¾ cups of water, which made it really runny. I ended up adding a can of tomato sauce to help thicken it some. This worked a bit, but the sauce was still fairly thin. Then, I put it in a jar to let it marinade for a couple of days, soaking in the flavor of the herbs.
It was wonderful. The crust was a golden brown. The fixin’s were just what I wanted them to be. It had to have been one of the best pizzas I have ever tasted. My wife even said that it beat out one of our favorite pizza places in Houston, “Spanky’s Pizza” off of 610. UMMMM their garlic and spinach pizza just makes my mouth water. I am going to have to try some other things as well. Maybe I’ll try some pesto, garlic sauce, or Alfredo sauce with chicken. There are so many things that can be done. I cannot wait to try something new.
Just Remember, “Some things are just made better at home!”
Here is what I used for the Pizza Sauce:
(1) 8oz can Tomato paste
(2) Garlic cloves minced
Dried Oregano to Taste
Dried Basil to Taste
Dried Rosemary to Taste
Pinch of salt
(1) cup of water
Optional (1) can of Tomato Sauce
Mix well and let sit for 1 to 2 days.