Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Second Verse, Same As The First...

Today looks a lot like yesterday...it seems that all those hugs and kisses I gave and received, has me joining the kids on the couch today among a pile of my own soggy Kleenex.  I know, gross.  But, such is life.  I actually don't mind...I still get a ton of cuddle time.  So, it's a trade-off.

Well, to distract you from the TMI of my viral symptoms, I thought I'd share a yummy recipe from our foodie weekend.  We love good food...but I wouldn't call us 'food-snobs'.  Okay, we're a little snobbish, but it's just because we love good food so much.

This weekend, we tried our hand at homemade deep-dish pizza ala Giordano's style.  Ever been to Giordano's?  Am I crazy for even asking that question?  It is hands down the best deep dish in Chicago (in my snobby opinion). 

Our homemade version may not be Giordano's, but, it was definitely delicious, and satisfied the craving until we can get back to Chicago.

A couple of key things:  You're going to want to do this in a cast iron skillet to achieve that crispy Giordano's- style crust, and you're going to want to make your own sauce and crust.  It simply won't be the same if you skip these things...


The recipe is kind of long, but don't be scared off!  If you want a printable version, you can go to this link.  For our pizza, we sauteed some mushrooms, diced green pepper and diced red onion and layered that on our bottom crust with cheese, italian sausage, pepperoni, more cheese, then topped with a very thin crust (like Giordano's) and topped the crust with sauce.  Put the pizza in the oven (we placed our on top of a sheet of aluminum foil, just in case we had a boil over situation).   Let me tell you...one slice was enough! It was so delicious, that we couldn't wait to eat it the next day!

Just thinking about this pizza is making me feel a little better...just a little.  Now I'm going to go put my sniffling, sneezing, coughing, aching, fevering self down for a nap.


8 comments:

Emily said...

oh bummer! I hope you feel better soo sooo soon!!!

And wowza, can you come make me pizza when you are??

brent said...
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Nikki said...

Thank you...and definitely :0

emily said...

oh being sick. the worse.
hope you are able to get some good sleep!

emily said...

**worst.

spelling correction :)

Nikki said...

Thanks Emily! :)

Laurie J said...

hope you're feeling better! homemade giorodano's pizza?! I'm seriously going to have to try this!

Nikki said...

Thank you Laurie! Definitely try it...so good!