Being the first Friday of Lent, I made a meat-free dinner consisting of Spaghetti Aglia Olio (Spaghetti with garlic and oil) with Broccoli, Spinach Pie and Pizza. I have to admit, it was pretty good - my whole condo smells like garlic (but that's really not a bad thing, is it?). The spinach pie was mostly bread with a little bit of spinach in it (I realized I only had 1 package of spinach and really should have used two), but the pizza was awesome and so was the spaghetti (which is so easy to make - brown 4-5 cloves of garlic and red hot pepper flakes in olive oil, add in as much or as little broccoli/cauliflower as you want, let it simmer for 15-20 minutes, covered. Save a few cups of the boiling liquid and add into the garlic/oil/broccoli mixture with spaghetti. Add more liquid if needed. Serve with grated cheese!).
Here are a few pictures of the pizza process for your viewing pleasure!
The Process of the Pizza
|I use a full 28-ounce can of Pastene Peeled and Crushed Tomatoes spread onto the uncooked dough...You can use less if you don't like a lot of sauce...|
|The crucial pizza ingredients - salt, pepper, garlic powder, oregano and crushed red pepper (and grated cheese, which isn't shown here!)|
|Don't forget to drizzle some Olive Oil over the pizza before putting it into the oven!|
|Ready for 25-30 minutes at 425* - at the end, shredded Mozzarella added to the top will be delicious, just stick it back in for a few more minutes to melt the cheese.|