Happy Monday all! Did you get a chance to get outside at all this weekend? I swear I spent 80% of this weekend outside (the other % sleeping indoors). Our family from South Carolina was in town so it was a jam filled weekend but totally every hour of sleep we didn’t get . Friday night we all went to our cousin’s house for a Pizza night, but not just any pizza night, we got to make our own & utilize his wood fire outdoor oven! The food network foodie in me was out in full force.
My little cousins had the whole night organized with signs for toppings & a dessert bar.
My cousin Leanne made such a refreshing salad that was SO simple & made me realize how much I love basic greens, cranberries, & walnuts all tossed with just olive oil & balsamic vinegar.
My cousin Craig had his own Food Network moment whenever he took us through a little pizza making course before getting started.
Side note: can you tell these two are sisters? ha, as I was taking picture’s I couldn’t get over the exact stance & hair situation they had going on. Anddd the fact that I possibly want to borrow every single outfit they own. Justtt saying.
Craig & his wife Leanne taught us everything we needed to know before doing it ourselves.
The toppings were ON POINT & so fresh – all types of cheese, veggies, meats, & fresh basil from the garden. They also had a choice of White or Whole Wheat dough!
My girl Kaylie helped me out by being the Blog Photographer for the evening while I put together my own Whole Wheat pizza.
My circle pizza quickly turned into a square before putting down some corn meal to prevent sticking. (definitely a step you don’t want to miss)
The girl’s were laughing & saying that the parents just stand around and watch the kids make them & then eat a piece from each pizza instead of making their own
Alright, time for toppings! What are your go-to choices?
I went with sauce to start it out.
Gotta make it even.
Then quickly realized I forgot to brush it with olive oil so I went with a olive oiled crust.
Next was sautéed mushrooms, & tomatoes.
I can hardly ever pass up feta.
Topped with fresh basil (the best smell ever) & some peppers.
Time for the oven!
Fast Forward about 5 minutes – I swear – and it was done!
Now I got to be the photographer and catch miss Kaylie Ann in the action.
After dinner it was time for a family picture since it’s rare that all cousins are together at once! This is what happens when you tell my brother to “get in the picture”…
There we go! What a truly fun night we all had getting to play with our food, catch up, & just being in each others company is always a blessing.
So tell me, what is your favorite pizza topping?! I think throwing a pizza party is a great way to host family or friends. Everyone can get creative and tailor it to the flavors they love!
Have a great start to your week & be true to you!