Since I have been working from home, I have been trying to spice up our menu a little bit. Not only does the family get tired of eating the same things, but I get tired of cooking the same things. About a month ago, on a Sunday night after church I decided to try homemade pizzas. Everyone got their own little blob of dough and were able to create their own with a variety of toppings. Wow, was it a hit!! The kids LOVED being involved in the process!! The only complaint was the dough – too bready – well of course because I used Bisquick. So, I told them we would definitely do it again, but I would find a better dough recipe.
Last night I decided to try a different spin on the pizza by doing BBQ chicken pizza. We had several bottles of BBQ sauce in the fridge with just a drizzle left in them, so I thought this would be a great opportunity to use that up.
For the dough recipe, I went to one of my first sources for recipes online – The Pioneer Woman – and found this one. Since it had yeast in it I figured it would definitely be better. I made three batches ahead of time and stored them in the fridge. I took them out about an hour or two before dinner.
I split each batch in two and gave the kids a pan. They went to work spreading out their dough. It’s fun to watch their personalities at work. One wants it to be a perfect circle, one doesn’t care, one doesn’t want it too big, and one wants it to stretch to fit the whole pan. They chose their sauce from the leftovers, and spread a little on the dough. (please don’t pay any attention to the awful condition of my pan :-/)
I took the even easier route on this one and bought a rotisserie chicken – already cooked, and just shredded the meat by hand. They scattered the chicken on and then topped with mozzarella cheese. Bake them in a 500 degree oven for 10-15 minutes, depending on how thick your crust is and how crunchy you want it.
The kids love cheese so their finished products all looked something like this (can’t even see the chicken).
My hubby and I like veggies so ours came out looking like this :). You could add whatever toppings you like to yours, that’s the beauty of everyone making their own pizza.
It was yummy!! Next time I will probably put more BBQ on mine. I didn’t want the sauce to be overwhelming so I took it easy, but I could barely taste it. It’s so much fun to have everyone in the kitchen that I believe this type of dinner will become a regular thing around here!!
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