My weekends in Chicago are limited, and when I’m in town, I try to get together with the girls for a meal or two :). This past Friday I was a bit wiped from traveling, so dining in was a perfect option!
Sam wanted to bring a pizza from Domino’s, regardless of what we were cooking, but I suggested we make some pizza! My friend, Lauren, generously hosted us at her place. It turns out she is also a skilled pizza maker along with her other fab cooking skills.
Most of our ingredients were from Trader Joe’s. There is a location in River North that is a convenient stop if walking back from work on the mag mile, so Lauren made a pit stop on her way back. Here are some of the ingredients.
We made two pizzas since there were six of us eating, and one was without mushrooms. The pizzas cooked on a pan in the oven for ~15 minutes, and we were excited to eat them! The dough was probably not completely cooked, but it’s hard to get that consistency while impatience and hunger beckon!
The pizza was LOVELY. The crust was great, and the marinara & pesto combination made all the difference. When I make any type of pizza at home, I will be sure to use some pesto every time!