Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Pizza Stoners

by Meghann on January 15, 2013

Look! All our dishes match!

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Does that mean we’re adults now? Weird.

I should have taken a “before” shot. After 4 years of daily food blogging, I’ve built quite a collection of mismatched dishware over the years. When we created our wedding registry, a full set of new (matching) dishes was a huge need for us. We registered for eight place settings, received three as wedding gifts, and used our gift cards to purchase the rest. I’m in love! I kept a few of my favorite pieces from our old collection of dishes and plan to donate the rest tomorrow. Expect to see a lot of crisp, white dishes on Meals and Miles from here on out. :)

In other exciting news, check out this awesome pizza stone my parents gave Derek and I for Christmas!

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We’d been dying to test this puppy out since we brought it home Christmas morning. A pizza stone usually guarantees a crispier crust and we’re big crispy crust fans.

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The directions recommended letting the stone “pre-bake” in the oven at 500 degrees for 30 minutes before using.

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While the stone baked, I prepped the toppings: red onions, brussels sprouts, cheddar cheese, and bacon.

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For the crust I used Publix bakery dough (such a pain to roll out, but man it’s a good crust) and Bertolli for the sauce. I took the instructions’ suggestion and “lightly dusted the stone with cornmeal” before placing the dough on top.

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In the oven for 10 minutes…

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And – bam! – pizza!

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Pretty good pizza, too. The stone really does make a huge difference with the crust – so crispy, so yummy.

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The bacon and brussels sprouts weren’t a bad combination either. I’d make it again.

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Do you have a pizza stone? What do you think?

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January 15, 2013

We’re home! Our Dominican honeymoon was beyond awesome, but man it feels good to be home! I missed my bed, I missed my kitchen, and I missed Maddie! She spent all week at doggie camp and hasn’t left her pillow sense we arrived home. I think someone’s exhausted. I also missed CrossFit and pushing myself more ยป

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