Pizza toppings, oh the creative fun to be had! Now that you have the basics for a great crust and sauce – let me share some topping ideas from our daily specials. The “Greek” and Thursday’s specials were and still are, by far, my favorites! All pizzas are topped with shredded mozzarella, even when other cheese are added to the suggestions.
Monday: Alfredo sauce (your favorite brand), chicken, broccoli and red bell pepper thinly sliced.
Tuesday: Pesto sauce, artichoke hearts, red pepper and mushroom.
Wednesday: The “Greek” – Red sauce, sausage, red onion, pepperoncini, kalamata olives and feta cheese.
Thursday: Red sauce, chicken, caramelized onion, roasted red bell pepper and gorgonzola.
Friday: A Friday Special that was available everyday! It’s Montana folks – we are a meat consuming state! Red sauce, pepperoni, sausage, onion, mushroom, bell pepper.
Saturday: Hot Wings Pizza – bbq sauce, chicken, bacon, green onion, celery, blue cheese, and a few dabs of tabasco.
Another personal and family favorite is the Pizza Margherita. Story goes that it was invented to impress Queen Margherita of Savoy, using the colors of Italy’s flag. The tomato sauce represents Red, sliced mozzarella represents White and fresh basil the Green. Her name stayed with this combination and has been enjoyed since the late 1800’s. Our personal connection to this is the name Margherita, which translates to Daisy, our youngest daughter’s name. How fitting!
You may be asking by now, why I titled this post – Pepperoni on Top!
Well, that’s where pepperoni belongs of course! Next to good ole plain cheese pizza, pepperoni flies out of every pizza parlor, and frozen food section by the truckload. Have you ever thought you grabbed a slice of cheese, only to find there was pepperoni hiding under the melting mozzarella! I have, and….confession time; I do NOT like pepperoni. There, I’ve said it. To make sure that this doesn’t happen to anyone else with that same secret – always, always place your pepperoni on top!
Cheers my fellow pizza lovers! How about a royal wave in honor of Queen Margherita of Savoy…… bon appetit!