Friday, October 14, 2011

Tearing the House Up Pizza Nights

I have to be honest with you, there is not a whole lot of cooking, especially interesting cooking, going on at Chez Good Appetite these days. We are currently in the midst of having both of the bathrooms in the house redone, we're talking gutted to the studs redone.
Downstairs Bathroom Day 2
Everything is covered with dust, workmen are in and out and water gets shut off from time to time. Even better, the way the workers get in and out of the house is through the dining room and kitchen. Thus easy pastas, soups and pizzas seem to be our go-to dinners when we eat at home. Not to say some of those pizzas haven't been on the creative side....
Smoked Salmon Pizza
First there was the smaked salmon pizza made with Matt's home smoked salmon. For this one we wanted a creamy cheese, so we went with Fontina. Then added red onions and capers both things you would normally serve with salmon. This one ended up getting mixed results. I really liked it, though thought it could use more capers. Matt on the other hand thought it wasn't great, but wasn't sure what would make it better.
Muffaletta Pizza
Next up was the Muffaletta Pizza, this one was a hands down winner. Matt topped homemade pizza dough with some slices of salami and smoked ham then added some Olive Muffaletta that he ordered from That Pickle Guy. All of that was topped with grated provolone. So tasty! But so greasy from the olives, I felt guilty having a third slice. Next time we'll try to drain the olives a little more, but we will be making this one again.

We have three more weeks of construction on the bathrooms and then a some point all our windows and doors are being replaced. Who know when we'll get back to a complete normal house?

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Sippity Sup said...

Remodel diet! I went through a kitchen remodel that nearly starved me!? You seem to be eating quite nicely though... GREG

Elle said...

I don't care what kind of pizza it is, I'll probably like it.

Well, that may not be 100% true. Haha!

vanillasugarblog said...

you two eat pretty darn well for remodel. i wouldn't have the time! order out is what we do.

Alicia Foodycat said...

Good luck with the renovations!

I don't usually like seafood on pizza, but I used to get one that had prawns, crumbled feta and the tiniest wafer thin slices of lemon on it. The lemon was amazing - maybe that would provide the boost your smoked salmon pizza needed? Or just a squeeze of lemon at the end?

Lori said...

A long process, I'm sure, but very exciting. I can't wait to see the finished product! Love the idea of the Muffaletta pizza.

Lori said...

Lots of fun I am sure. I bet you can not wait until it is done. In the mean time- pasta and pizza is not so bad.

Giff said...

Hope the remodeling goes well!

Jenn @leftoverqueen said...

Good luck with the renovations! :) Those pizzas look pretty good from where I am sitting!

PG said...

I was thinking that your posting had slowed down a bit. Good excuse! Now you can post about bathroom updates! ;)

Raquel @ Erecipe said...

renovating house is not that easy...We did this last summer and oh wow need lots of patience... good luck and more pizza to come =)

grace said...

ah, chaos in the home. what fun. i'm sure it'll all be worth it in the end, but in the meantime, eat more pizza!

Javelin Warrior said...

Before we sold our house, we remodeled the kitchen and the bath and for a couple months it seemed like we were living on takeout, grilled cheese, and stuff from the freezer. These pizzas look gourmet by comparison :)

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