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Pandemic Pizza: Part 18 - Bringing in a Pinch Hitter!

Submitted by Bethany on Mon, 05/17/2021 - 16:53

It’s baseball season! Although baseball is considered America’s past time, I am not a diehard fan. I do enjoy the one Iowa Cub’s game that we usually go to each season. (They are the Triple AAA team for the Chicago Cubs.) But I am not one to sit down and watch a game on TV. My interest is usually peaked when it comes down to the World Series. I have watched enough baseball to know the term pinch hitter, when a player bats in place of another. The term also means to act as a substitute for someone in an emergency.

Well, this week there was an emergency. I ended up in the hospital on Thursday due to a kidney infection. Therefore, Thursday Doughday and Friday Pieday were postponed. I was feeling disappointed that my streak of 33 Sundays of Pandemic Pizza was going to be broken. (For some reason the hospital wouldn’t let me take over their kitchen on Sunday morning!) And then I remembered I could call in a pinch hitter. In this case I called in two.

For Mother’s Day last week my hubby and son made the pizza (with some supervision) and they did a great job. Matthew has learned how to use the Kitchen Aid mixer to make dough, so I was confident that together they could create a pizza without supervision.

They made the dough on Saturday afternoon and refrigerated it. I gave them my basic formula for creating a pizza. I told them to go through the fridge, pantry & freezer and decide what to use for the sauce & toppings. It was their opportunity to be creative.

Here is my basic formula:
Crust,homemade or store bought
Approximately 1 cup sauce
A sprinkle of grated Parmesan
A specialty cheese
Other toppings
And, mozzarella

So here is their Sunday pizza creation...Supreme Pizza on pan crust topped with pepperoni, Italian sausage, mushrooms, black olives, onions and mozzarella. They even saved me two pieces. It was very good!

Since I was discharged from the hospital on Sunday afternoon, I am now reunited with my Kitchen Aid mixer. I will soon be whipping up some more pizza creations...

~Peggy Palmer-Johnson