21 June 2009

Pizza and Movie night

two pizzas and totoro

Last night we stayed home to watch a movie, just me, Sergio, Christy, and Nina. The movie we watched was My Neighbor Totoro, on loan from our friend Nina - Nina the elder. Nina the younger, as best we could tell, enjoyed the film, and managed to sit relatively still the whole time ... or at least stay in the same room as the movie. We watched it in the living room where Sergio constructed a fine theater using his giant screen and projector.

I made pizzas to go along with our movie - one pizza with Field Roast Italian Sausage and the very last of my canned tomatoes from last summer. The other pizza was squash and asparagus with local feta and for that one I used a local crust from Bread of Life bakery. Both were pizzas treated with onions and oregano that were (wait for it) local.

Squash & Feta Pizza with Asparagus
3 small summer squashes sliced
a small bunch of asparagus
slivers of onion
half a hunk of feta

Roast the sliced squash in advance - put them in the oven with olive oil, salt and pepper, at about 400 degrees for about 20 minutes. In the last 10 minutes of that add the asparagus (chopped), and the slivered onions.

Transfer the squash, asparagus, and onion to the pizza crust and crumble on generous amounts of feta. (I went without any sauce on this one; it didn't need it.)

Bake for 15 minutes at 375.

"Sausage" Pizza

two links of Field Roast Italian Sausage
about half a quart of canned tomatoes (or just use tomato sauce)
mozzarella cheese, grated
slivers of onion

Chop the "sausage" into small chunks and saute in olive oil until brown. Drain the tomato juice from the canned tomaotoes (save for tomato ice cubes if you feel so inclined!). Chop the tomatoes in to smaller chunks. Spread them on the pizza crust in lieu of sauce. Top with "sausage" and cheese and bit of onion.

Bake for 15 minutes at 375.

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