Yes, I said it just like that.
In fact, I could go the rest of my life and never eat another piece of pepperoni and would consider my days a success. We'd fallen into that bitter meat trap and as pepperoni is nearly the only topping everyone could agree on so by default that had become our staple.
But no more. I told them that it didn't matter if they shriveled and died from the pining but I was instituting a moratorium on any pizza swimming in that nasty pool of red grease. I went out and bought a book on pizza, got some recipes from friends and then picked up the menu from Moose's Tooth (our favorite pizza place on the planet) so I could try and immitate their succulent non-pepperoni varieties.
You see here the Chicken Rockefeller pizza from Moose's Tooth (or rather, my own knock-off) and it was so good I had to restrain myself from just sticking my face right there in the center of the whole thing and digging in instead of waiting for the rest of the group to get to the table.
You will love it. Fie on pepperoni. A pox on the nasty stuff. I'll be sharing some of our other successes these next few weeks--there are so many great combinations we've tried that I've got weeks of materials.
1 pizza dough recipe (see mine here if you want)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon minced garlic
salt, pepper to taste
1/2 teaspoon oregano
3 ounces cream cheese, softened
3 tablespoons minced red onion
1 cup shredded provolone
1 cup shredded mozzarella
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
1 cup shredded chicken
4 pieces crumbled bacon
1 Roma tomato, diced
1/4 cup finely chopped spinach
Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. Sprinkle cornmeal on your baking surface then spread out your pizza dough on the surface.
Drizzle olive oil over dough and brush to cover. Sprinkle minced garlic, season with salt and pepper, then spread cream cheese over the crust. Sprinkle minced red onion then provolone, mozzarella and Parmesan over top and sprinkle remaining toppings as well.
Bake at 450 degrees for 20 minutes.
Don't forget to get your favorite avocado recipe posted and into the Taco Night contest running through the end of this week! You've got a chance at $100 if your recipe is drawn as the winner--there are already some good recipes in the comments, see the post here for all the details.