Yes. Dude, yes. Why? Because we had to get our pizzafreak on and twirl the dough in the air!
Let me just say, I never played sports as a kid. I was much more content to play piano, or write a story, or spend hours and hours attacking my Death Star replica with an army of X-Wing Fighters and ... oh, is my geek showing? Back to pizza then.
Point being I'm not all that skilled and throwing things and I'm even less skilled at catching them. But, in accordance with the rules for this challenge, I flipped and twirled my dough all over the kitchen. It was actually pretty damn fun. I'm thinking I may join my local adult softball league.
Yeah, I'm totally joking.
I still had plenty of dough leftover and wanted to try something different. So I intuited my way through making a pan-fried pizza. I'm not sure how they traditionally go together, but I'll tell you how I made mine.
I have to say, I am most impressed with myself. I'm not sure pizza dough is something I ever would have thought about making, but now that I've done it, I've got all kinds of ideas. Mini pizzas, sweet pizzas, dessert calzones, and the list goes on. I'm thinking making pizza will now be a regular part of my cooking repertoire.
And in an effort to connect this back to this month's theme, I looked up homemade pizza dough storage and found the following info in How To Cook Everything Vegetarian by Mark Bittman:
"You won't believe how simple it is to make pizza at home. And because pizza dough freezes very well for at least a couple weeks, it's even practical to whip up a batch for one or two people, wrap up half of the dough tightly in plastic wrap or a resealable plastic bag, and tuck it away for another day."
So there you go. I made extra dough that I have frozen according to Bittman's instructions and will report back some time in the next couple weeks on how it performs.
That's it, my friends. Pizza out!