Look at Joe's face, can't you just tell he's making a wisecrack? This is a classic shot of Kent and Joe, too bad you can't see their beer nearby for the total picture. Notice the empty sink behind him? He's always loading and unloading because it bugs him if dirty dishes pile up there (I love his pet peeves like that one!), he has no idea how much I love it when he's got that towel thrown over his shoulder. You-know-what really does begin in the kitchen, right?
Kent began watching cooking shows on the Food Network about a year ago, and I like them, too. But what I really love is how they inspire him to cook more! Today he made two pizzas, a New York style thin crust pizza and a Gino's Chicago style deep-dish pizza.
Here are the recipes he used:
- New York style thin pizza (and he used this sauce recipe for both)
- Gino's Chicago style deep dish pizza
He was making these pizzas all afternoon, but as he did it he watched football and had a couple beers with Joe, so he said he didn't really mind that it took up so much of his Sunday. I totally agree, I love to cook when I don't have to be in a big rush to get dinner on, which isn't very often!
Our family preferred the New York style, but it was fun trying both. The only thing you might want to do different from the recipes above is to pre-bake the crust for the New York style pizza. Put it in for about 10 minutes of the total baking time first, add the toppings, and then bake the rest of the time. This way you'll end up with a crispier crust. Kent used mostly organic ingredients, too. Other than that, it was all the same.
They turned out great! Unfortunately, we were so excited about eating the pizzas that I forgot to take pictures when they were done. Oh well, you all know what a pizza looks like.
The kids weren't thrilled about going back to school tomorrow, so later we made homemade ice cream for a treat. Homemade pizza & ice cream for our Sunday dinner, and husband did all the cooking…life is good. 🙂