I love being treated to a romantic date night out on the town, but there is something really special about a relaxed date night in at home. Just because it’s “at home” doesn’t mean you can’t still have an amazing date night.
All you need for a fun date night at home is a $5.95 DeLallo Italian Pizza Dough Kit (and of course a bottle of moscato). Its a simple dough kit available at local Pittsburgh grocery stores. All you need to do is combine the packages of flour and yeast and add water. Forty-five minuets later the dough has risen and is ready for you to create the perfect elasticity for pizza dough from the thin, crisp Neapolitan-style crust to the thicker, chewier crust.
Then its the fun part – creating your own custom pizza. To me the best part of homemade pizza is that you can add whatever you want! Who doesn’t love loading up toppings and playing around with flavor combinations?! If you’re like me your pantry and fridge are most likely already filled with pizza fixings. All you need to gather is sauce, vegetables, meats, and cheese.
My pizza date and I made 3 pizza combinations.
1- Vodka sauce, herbs, parmesan cheese, sauteed mushrooms and onions.
2- Parmesan cheese, sauteed mushrooms and onions, basil and balsamic glaze.
3- Pesto, grilled chicken, parmesan cheese, sauteed mushrooms and onions.
And yes we used homegrown basil that had the sweetest heart-shaped bug bite shape. 100% natural find adding to the sappiness of this romantic date night 🙂
Making pizza for a date night in is all about being relaxed at home and spending time with the one you love. I for one am all about siting back, relaxing, pouring another glass of wine, and enjoying a date night at home!