Last week, one of the Foodie Tuesday posters wrote on pizza crust. I started making my own crust at home a while back and I concur, it’s easy and inexpensive.
Here’s the thing, if you go to a pizza place or order take out you can spend $15-$20 for a large pizza. That’s getting pretty pricey. Making your own crust costs maybe $1 and from there you’re only limited by the cost of your toppings. Now, you need to be willing to spend a total of an hour and a half before the crust is ready for “loading” and baking. What I’ve figured out is to make at least 2 crusts at a time. The second one goes into the freezer where it can stay for up to a month.
Here's a link to my post on Homemade Friday Night Pizza:
This makes a tastier crust than you’ll get from “DiGiorno’s” but not necessarily as good a one as you’ll get at the pizza joint which has a wood-fired brick oven that gets to 800-1000 degrees. But if you’re like me, budget is really important. I’m spending less than a frozen pizza and getting quality and taste more like a restaurant pizza. That’s a value.
We’ve been trying to get more vegetables into our diets recently so we thought we’d load up with veggies on this week’s pizza. Now I’m a confirmed carnivore so I just had to have some meat on it so this has about 6 ounces of ground beef. But I guarantee you that the next time we make this particular pizza that it will be all vegetables.
The toppings on this (in addition to the ground beef and cheese) were red bell pepper, fresh jalapeno pepper, onion, mushroom, zucchini and marinated artichoke hearts—all with a light sprinkle of “Italian Seasoning” from the dollar store. The total for the toppings was about $2.50 and that’s because I used half a small jar of marinated artichoke hearts that cost $1.99.
This was just flat out tasty. Give it a try.
That's the Cheap Bastid Way: Eat Good. Eat Cheap. Be Grateful!