On our last Family Movie Night we made homemade pizza. Now, let's get real here - I've never been a fan of homemade pizza. The crust is never right. It's either too doughy, the wrong texture, or just not quite right. We have a small franchise pizza place in our town that has a wonderful crust. It has just a little bit of a beer taste or I've been told it could just be the yeast in it, either way, it's soooo good! So, when I saw this Beer Batter Pizza Dough over at Alli 'n Son's blog, I couldn't wait to try it!!
C and J had a great time kneading the dough and helping me roll it out.
I have not found a pizza sauce recipe that I'm in love with yet, so I used canned tomato sauce and just added some spices. Then we topped it with mushrooms, pepperoni and a blend of cheese. Then, because I try very hard not to use my crappy un-insulated oven because it makes my house hotter than....well, hotter than it should be, I decided to cook them on the grill. It worked pretty well. The temperature on the grill was about 450-500 degrees. I used just a plain metal pizza pan because I don't own one of those fancy pizza stones. They actually turned out really well. This was BY FAR the best pizza dough I've tried!
Then we all piled up in the living room and watched this:
It was really cute! Even my 4 year old watched most of it. Although, as usual, L retreated to our room to watch Heffalump. He loves Heffalump.
Do you have family night at your house? What is your family night routine?