Monday, October 3, 2011

Footy and Pizza night

We've had a long weekend here in NSW. We don't tend to go anywhere on long weekends. Our town is overrun with Sydneysiders, so the traffic is diabolical. Far better to stay here.
This weekend has also been quite wet, so I haven't done as much gardening as I had planned. Rather, I've started on a dress, and we've cooked.
Sunday night saw us watching the NRL Grand Final between Manly and the NZ Warriors. Being St George fans, naturally we went for the Warriors. If you're team is out of the comp, you go for whoever is playing Manly.
Sunday in front of the telly? Pizza night in order.

Here is what we had:
Margarita: tomato, bocconcini, basil
Vegie: Chargrilled eggplant, onion, mushroom, bocconcini
Salami: salami, grilled capsisum, bocconcini
Hawaiian: ham, pineapple and mozzarella (requested by kids)
Last of all was a new one for me, potato pizza - I know carb city! First of all I sauteed two sliced leeks in butter and oil for 10 minutes or so until very soft. Put this as a first layer on the pizza dough. Finely sliced two small potatoes in the food processor and put this on the pizza. Sea salt, finely chopped rosemary and a dousing of olive oil to finish. Took a little longer than the other pizzas to cook - about 20 minutes- but very nice. Pizzas do not have to be all about tomato and cheese.
All the pizza were devoured. Potato pizza got thumbs up from all. Unfortunately, though, Manly won.
Life is not always fair.

1 comment:

Cabbage Tree Farm said...

Wow those pizzas look delicious!