I have to thank Ree Drummond for my affection for pizza. Prior to discovering two of her recipes I could take it or leave it. The first one I tried was from her debut cookbook and involved using sliced potato instead of pizza sauce. Crazy but amazingly good. The second is one we make more often and which was perfected last week.
Layer one: Pizza Dough
Layer two: Pesto
Layer three: salt
Layer Four: Mozzarella
Layer Five: Tomatoes
Previous incarnations of this particular pizza have been delicious but very messy. Turns out that by half heartedly following instructions by memory didn't really work for this dish. The crust had been too thin, I forgot the salt, and I used too much of everything else. This time I remembered to nag husby into spinning the dough differently, remembered the salt and looked at her pictures when placing my Mozzarella and Tomatoes.
It truly was a beautiful thing. The fact that we got to make and eat it after Toby went to bed, while watching a movie together? An added bonus.