Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Deep Dish Pizza and the First Rain of May

Monday is pizza night at our house. I love it. John makes the pizza; Claui makes the salad; and I wait for those magical words -- "Dinner's ready!" 

Last night it was something a little different -- Chicago-style Deep Dish pizza.  And the magic words were Justin calling --"I've poured you a glass of Prosecco..."

Whoopee! A wonderful way to celebrate the rain!

  We were awakened around five Monday morning by the welcome patter of raindrops and, mindful of my grandmother's teaching, I rolled out of bed and stepped out to the deck to get wet in the first rain of May -- thereby ensuring good health all year long. (I walked barefoot in the first snow of the season too -- I should be brimming with good health!)
But back to the pizza.  ( John combined these recipes from Recipesource and Food Network and here

One had spinach, broccoli, leeks, mushrooms, cheeses, and quite a lot of garlic  and olive oil (no tomato sauce though.)




Beautifully garnished . . .  
The other was more traditional -- Italian sausage, tomatoes, mushrooms, and cheese.  Both were made in springform pans -- the kind you use for cheesecake. And, of course he makes his own crust -- this time with some cornmeal added  for extra strength.


I love Mondays!



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25 comments:

Martin H. said...

With pizza like this, I would eagerly look forward to Mondays as well! That is a yellow pepper garnish, isn't it?

Hélène Glehen said...

Wow ! this seems to be delicious ! your husband is a talented cook.

To answer your question on my last Mosaic Monday post : yes, I know the blog of Cecilia. It deserves to be visited, I agree with you. She is very talented.

Brian Miller said...

i would love mondays too...these look and sound phenomenal...wow.

Pat in east TN said...

Anytime someone else cooks for me I am over the moon, but a meal such as that would be the ultimate treat!

Subby said...

Count me drooooling! Spinach with mushroom a fave! Go figure we had Chinese with the first rain...

And those yellow peppers :p...

willow said...

Okay, I'm getting out my springform pans. These look incredible. Your stromboli was a big hit at the manor.

Vicki Lane said...

Yellow pepper it is, Martin!

I thought you probably would, Helene.


Glad the stromboli were well received, Willow!

Paul C said...

This meal looks absolutely delightful: the authentic pizza balanced with a wonderful salad... I like the reference to the first day of rain in May to get out there....

Helen T in SC said...

You are the luckiest woman alive. You've worked hard and are very talented so luck had nothing to do with it, but you are the luckiest woman alive.

Vicki Lane said...

Paul -- I've done this getting wet in the first rain of May all my life and have been remarkably healthy.

And lucky too, Helen! I really, really know how much of my good fortune is just that -- the vagaries of chance.

Fay said...

What time is dinner?

Tammy said...

Looks wonderful. First time I've heard of pizza made in springform pans! Clever. You can't really top homemade pizza and salad for it's simplicity and 'comfort' factor. (and having someone else do all the fixin' that is just perfect!) Loved your pictures yesterday--my favorite as usual, is the one of the gate. It really appeals to me, and beckens one to explore what lies outside.
Have a great day.
Tammy

Reader Wil said...

Yummy that looks very delicious!

Kaye Barley said...

omg yum.
Donald and I are on a continuous, constant search for wonderful pizza. We're gonna have to make a point of showing up at your house some Monday! Looks delish, Vicki.

Merisi said...

Good thing it is already Tuesday, otherwise I would have to pick between getting that Strawberry Napoleon or jumping on a plane for a slice of any of these pizzas! They look so delicious. ;-)

Miss_Yves said...

I'd like to taste a glass of Prosecco!

Deanna said...

Mondays would quickly become my favorite day of the week. It looks so yummy! We used to have home made pizza parties. Hmmmmm.... haven't done that in a very long time. You have me thinking it is high time.

Reader Wil said...

Thanks for your comment on the platypus. It is the strangest animal I have( never) seen!!

Kathryn Stripling Byer said...

Oh my, this looks so much better than what we're having for supper tonight. And that gorgeous glass of elixir!

Vicki Lane said...

I've posted a link at the top of the side bar to the NYT pictures from Sunday. There are only 23 (of over 10,000) posted at the moment. I'll update when NYT does.

Merisi said...

I found store-bought organic pizza dough that needed to be used, so I took it out of the fridge and rolled it into a circle and then onto a preheated baking sheet into the oven. It turned out so well, i put some mozzarella on it, after it was half baked, and some of yesterday's leftover roasted eggplant slices and cherry tomatoes. I ate it, thinking of your pizzas!

Merisi said...

I am looking forward to hear more about your picture in the NYTimes!

Vicki Lane said...

Merisi --the roasted eggplant is a great idea -- I'll ask John to try it next Monday!

And, assuming it isn't left out due to some technical glitch, my picture will be only one of over 14,000 -- may be hard to find!

Tipper said...

Yum those look so good! And I can see why you love Mondays-how nice!

Fran said...

When can I come round?