When we got the email about the party, we knew it would have to be a pizza themed party. And what better time to have a pizza themed party than during a University of South Carolina football game!
We thought up a few fun pizza combos, invited our family & friends, and got to baking & grilling.
Check it out:
We only set out one “appetizer” (because we didn’t want our guests to get too full before the delicious main course)-Trader Joe’s sesame covered cashews:
We made up four different kinds of pizza and a salad to go alongside. The salad was a combination of romaine & spinach topped with a three cheese blend (parmesan, asiago & romano), pecans & dried cranberries:
Dressing choices were fresh lemon, vinegar & olive oil or a special poppy seed dressing that Mandi mixed up (AMAZING):
Pizza #1: Dreaming of Hawaii (we made up two of these bad boys):-traditional pizza crust topped with pizza sauce, Hormel colby cheese, Hormel all natural honey ham & fresh pineapple, grilled:
Pizza #2: This Little Piggy … Trader Joe’s whole wheat crust topped with an olive oil & garlic base, spinach, caramelized onion, Hormel bacon bits and mozzarella cheese, grilled (this was a FAVORITE amongst many of our guests):
Pizza #3: Pepperoli (x’s 2)- A traditional pizza crust topped with Hormel cheddar cheese and Hormel turkey pepperoni rolled up like a Stromboli, brushed with olive oil, topped with Italian spices, baked & sliced:
Pizza #4: Veggie Muenster- Trader Joe’s whole wheat crust topped with an olive oil and garlic base, onions, green peppers, Hormel muenster cheese & black beans, grilled. Pre-grill:
My plate (I had a second giant plate of salad with Mandi’s fabulous dressing):
For those who had room ;), Mandi and I sliced up fall/winter fruits (apples, pears & grapes) and provided topping options (walnuts, cool whip, chocolate sauce, ice cream, cinnamon, craisins). I also put out a plate of peanut butter flour chocolate chip cookies.
I think a good time was had by all. Me &Mandi: