Friday, March 7, 2008

Pizza Night! $1.50 feeds all 3 of us!

Italicized measurements added for clarity for those that the link to Biblical Womanhood is not working for...

My dough recipes is from Crystal at Biblical Womanhood.

Cost of dough for crust and bread sticks: 23 cents

2 1/2 cup flour-20 cents
1 Tbsp yeast- 1 cent
2Tbsp Veg Oil-2 cents
1 tsp Sugar- negligible
1 tsp Salt-negligible
1 cup warm Water- FREE

I split the dough into 2 sections...about 1/4 for bread sticks, and 3/4 for crust. I roll the sticks first so that they have a chance to rise a little.

Then I make the crust. Lightly coat the pan with cooking After it is shaped, poke the crust with a fork several times and brush with a little oil. Bake crust alone for about 5 minutes to lightly brown. Don't put the sicks in yet. Let them rise a little longer.


Now for the toppings. I don't have any sauce made, so I used a little spaghetti sauce with a little Italian seasonings and garlic mixed in. It doesn't take much sauce, maybe 2 Tbsp. If you put too much the crust gets soggy.



Then I put the veggies, ham and pepperoni on. The little on doesn't like any topping, so her side has just cheese. I make pizza packets when I cut the veggies, and freeze them. Each time I make pizza, I just pull out the packet with all the topping already cut, and cheese already shredded. Why do it 8 times, if you can just do it once?

COST FOR TOPPINGS: 86 cents

Spaghetti sauce-FREE on sale with coupon
1/8 pkg. Pepperoni (about 7 slices)- 4 cents (bought on sale with coupon)
Ham- FREE (Sara lee deal)
1/8 cup red onion- 4 cents
1/8 green pepper-12 cents
1 cup cheese- .66 cents

Now bake pizza and sticks at 400 for about 7 minutes. If your family likes garlic bread, you can brush the stick with a little olive oil and sprinkle some garlic salt on top of them before you bake them.

This is a 12 inch pan. I cut it into 6 slices, 2 for each of us.

COST OF SIDE SALAD: 41 cents

1/4 head of lettuce- 25 cents
1/4 cup cheese- .16 cents
dressing- FREE (stock up from sale when it was free)



The oven ran for 17 min. (5 to preheat + 12 to cook)= a little more than 4 cents to cook!


PIZZA RECIPE REQUEST:

I have some alfredo sauce in the pantry and some spinach in the freezer....Does anyone have a good spinach pizza recipe?

2 comments:

S.B. said...

I like the breadsticks idea. The precutting the topping idea is great too! Thanks for the tips.

Crystal DuBois said...

It's my pleasure, I am glad that I could pass on some tips.

Enjoy!