May 6, 2013 by Kriscinda Lee Everitt
Last night, we had homemade pizza for the first time. Well, I did, and Big A had my homemade pizza for the first time. I’d never made one before, ever. Since we’ve been getting so much asparagus out of the yard (I’ve frozen a bunch already, in addition to fresh asparagus most nights), I’m trying to come up with new ways to eat it, and by “new,” I really mean news ways for me to prepare it. So, pizza it was.
I made the dough, which was so much easier than I figured it would be (I imagined myself fighting with this sticky, terrible mess that tore and blah, blah, blah. It was easy).
I had mixed up in a bowl some mozzarella, chopped spinach, sliced garlic, and black pepper and used that as the base. Then I covered it with asparagus tips and shook some crushed red pepper over it, because we like a little kick. And then I sprinkled the leftover cheese/spinach mixture over the asparagus.
I baked it for about 15 minutes at 425 degrees.
It was amazing. We will never order pizza again, because it was so easy and it was so, so good. (Pizza places around here have been, by and large, pretty shoddy.)
After dinner (and after I had a nice hot bath), we took a blanket out to the lawn with a couple of camping pillows, and with a couple drams of Glenlivet, we laid back and watched the meteor shower caused by Halley’s Comet. It was a little cloudy (certainly not as crisply clear as I’ve seen it), but we managed to spot five and had a nice relaxing close to the day.