Tonight we had our friends S and C over for Pizza Friday. This is the first time I've made pizza for anyone other than SP. I was a little worried about timing since we only have one pizza stone, but everything worked out fine.
Since we had company I decided to make a pizza parlor salad I saw Dave Lieberman make:
... with iceburg lettuce, feta, black olives, thinly sliced red onion and a tangy dressing.
When I asked S if he and C liked cheesy garlic bread he responded so enthusiastically that I knew I had to add it to the menu:
As always I slathered a baguette with a parsley and garlic butter and covered it with shredded cheddar, mozzarella and Pecorino. It baked in the oven along with the second pizza.
Since S and C are vegetarians I made broccoli pizza:
... only this time I made sure to add dollops of ricotta. This pizza was outstanding. I cooked the broccoli in oil with some garlic and red pepper flakes like last time, but the addition of the ricotta really made the pizza. All the components came together perfectly.
The other pizza was made with a spicy marinara, sausage, peppers and onions:
... and this, too, was outstanding. I don't mean to pat myself on the back, but I was really impressed with how the whole meal turned out. Everything tasted wonderful.