I'm still on the search to recreate the best pizza ever that I made the first time I made pizza.
I bought a premade pizza dough from Trader Joe's, and I've decided this is the best way to go. "Fresh" is better than frozen, that I tend to keep in the house. It just hasn't worked for me because I never defrost it in time.
So anyway, this time I used the garlic and herb dough (so good). Followed the directions on the package about stretching and such.
For tonight's topics, I opted for this post from Food & Wine:
I poured a little cornmeal on a cookie sheet, while the oven heated to 425. I placed the dough on the pan, and spread about 1/4 cup of pizza sauce (also from TJs). Sprinkled plenty of garlic powder and oregano (from MK's trip to Greece). Layered slices of mozzarella, spinach, and diced tomato. Sprinkled a little Parmesan cheese.
I put the pizza in the oven, and hoped for the best.
I bought JW some lunch meat at TJs too. The salami looked so appealing, I started eating it. I was hungry... But then, I decided, let's throw a few on the pizza. I kind of missed, because I wouldn't take the pizza out of the oven. So, the side closest to the door was covered.
The pizza would have been perfect, if I had taken it out when the timer went off. But, instead, I took a shower. Oops.
It was still good, but a little crunchy. A little brown. Still nicer than Papa John's...