Tonight for dinner, we decided to do something fun. Its been really busy in our house for a while, and we needed to laugh, and be competitive. So D and I had a pizza contest for dinner. We bought these little bread shells for pizzas and had them in the freezer. The rules were that you could use anything we had in the house for toppings-- but it had to be an original pizza, one we have never made before.
Here's my entry: The Popeye! It has Alfredo sauce instead of tomato sauce, mozzerella cheese, lots of baby spinach, grilled chicken and parmesan cheese on top! For seasoning, I added some basil and black pepper, and that was all. When I saw D's, I felt that my pizza was a little plain. But I had faith that it would be delicious. It had all my favorite things on it...
To tell you about his pizza entry, here's D:
D here. I called my pie the Meatball Mozzarella Dream Team. Okay, so maybe that's a little overboard. Mix the above two ingredients with some onions and Parmesan over some kind of tomato sauce. Overall a good pizza, just missing some kind of kick at the end. Not sure what that could be yet, but all good things to those who wait. Am I right? Of course I'm right...I think.
We were our own judges. The criteria was "tastiness" (?), combination of flavors, presentation, and who was the better looking chef. (So, that one was a tie.)
D won presentation. I just threw stuff on top of my pizza and didn't really care about what it looked like. The colors were pretty. D had concentric circles of meatball, and in between those pieces were slivers of onions. Dude takes care in his pizza making.
As for flavor... I won. My pizza was kinda rich with the creamy Alfredo sauce, but it was good with the chicken and spinach and basil. So yummy. I thought it tasted like when you have a bowl of Chicken Alfredo pasta, and you sop the remaining sauce up with a piece of bread. Don't you do that? Of course you do.
So who won?
Since my pizza won 2 of the categories (excluding the best looking chef), that made my pizza the winner! D agreed. He thought his was missing something. I think it would be good with a spicy sauce and some peppers. That way it could be the "Spicy Meatball."
How do you have fun dinners? Do you eat something special?