Sunday night pizza and beer

I swear I am never going out for pizza again. It is so much better at home. Easy to make and delicious. Sunday night dinners with friends are my favorite. Tonight we made pizza and salad for four.

To be honest, I didn’t measure the ingredients in the sauce. It was something similar to this:¬†http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/spanish_romesco_sauce/. The recipe here makes a lot of sauce. The first night we made the sauce we ate it with red quinoa, squash and carmelized onions. We were going to make a pizza that night but didn’t get dough started in time. So tonight, we used the sauce on pizza. So good.

Pizza with Romesco sauce, chicken sausage, mushrooms and carmelized onion

  • 1 chicken sausage
  • 1/2 cup chopped mushroom
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup romesco sauce
  • 1/4 ball of mozarella cheese
  • rosemary
  • oregano

Slice up the sausage. Put it in a plastic bag with parmesan, asagio (or I used hard salty gouda) and rosemary. Shake it up good and put aside. Spread sauce on pizza dough, then add carmelized onions, mushrooms, sausage and finally rounds of mozarella, spaced out about 1 inch between pieces (it spreads out to cover the whole thing). Sprinkle rosemary and oregano.

This recipe makes one pizza with six pretty small pieces. I ate half the pizza myself, so for four people we made two pizzas. The other was the same but without sausage and tasted delicious as well. We paired it with a Franklin Land Trust Brew by Berkshire Brewing Co out in Western, MA. The beer is part of a campaign to raise awareness about the connection between local conservation and agriculture. It’s label says, “No farms, no beer” and part of the proceeds go to Franklin Land Trust start and preserve their farms. The beer is copper with spicy hops and a small head. Tasty but also round and bold enough for the winter and sausage pizza.

 

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