When we moved to our awesome town in southwestern Colorado, I was very excited about many things including the close proximity to incredible nature, amazing ruins and green chiles. In fact when I became a resident here, I made a vow to eat green chiles every day and thus far, I have come pretty darn close. There are always roasted chiles dotting our breakfast creations and they have graced many a burrito. Now, my new favorite thing is to add them to pizza!
Pizza night is an event in our house. My sweetheart makes a mean crust (even at this altitude). Pizza night is not exclusively a weekend event, nor does it always happen at night as pizza afternoons are super too. Pizza is a great way to use up leftover veggies that are on hand — upcycling, if you will. However, our most recent flavor discovery, the Holy Trinity of toppings is green chiles, pineapple and bacon. The smoke, sweet and spice are absolute perfection and my new obsession for pizza. If we happen to have some smoked mozzarella on hand, we’re talking about elevating an already amazing pie to an epic level.
Homemade pizza is somehow intimidating, but it is really a simple creation. There is so much that you can do with pizza from having a party where everyone brings a topping or two, to letting kids help make their own pie. And. let’s dispute this notion that pizza is an unhealthy food; if homemade, it is a very satisfyingly healthy meal. Pizza is so much more than greasy overpriced delivery pies and frozen cardboard-tasting facsimiles, it is a fun creation with myriad versions. A personal pizza is something that you can make on your own for yourself. Pizza is the ultimate canvas for your tastes and personalization. Go forth and bake your own pie today!