Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Pizza on The Grill

Another busy week here. The little granddaughters enjoyed Vacation Bible school and loved Pop. He is such a gentle little guy that the children will really enjoy him. He and Sundance have become friends. So this week I am enjoying a surprise spur of the moment visit with my cousin who flew in from Las Vegas Sunday. We haven't seen each other in about 8 years. So once again my posting and visiting blog friends is scaled back.
Another week has passed since I started this post. Cousin Carol returned home Friday. This post has been just sitting waiting for me to get back to it. I am blogging from the IPad, so if the post is a bit shakey, forgive me.

I wanted to share  a simple way to fix your favorite pizza using your garden fresh vegetables and your patio grill On those hot summer evenings when you are hungry for pizza but don't want to heat up the kitchen. 

Buy a pre-made, precooked crust such as Mamma Mary's. Some brands come with a small packet of sauce.

Or make your own sauce or use a canned sauce. I make a simple pizza sauce using tomato sauce, a sprinkle of anise seeds, Italian seasoning, garlic powder or fresh garlic, and black pepper.

I found a number of web sites that offered good instructrions on how to grill pizza. First, use only pre-made pizza crust. Raw dough--messy. Brush it with olive oil and then brown it on low heat, checking frequently for the desired browness. 

Decide on your toppings. With all of the garden fresh veggies, you will have plenty to choose from. Pre- cook your veggies. I like to grill mine as I grill the crust, but some denser vegetables may take longer,so start them a bit sooner. I like to marinate my fresh vegetable in Zeaty Italian drerssing. 

Add your toppings. I had left over cooked hamburger that I added to the pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, and black olives, along with the pre-grilled zucchini that I brought home from Texas.

Cook until the cheese has melted.

The crust will be crunchy, the flavors rich, and the house will stay cool, too.

This will be a quiet week. The head gardener has started delivering sweet corn for his farmer friend. He has a dozen stores, mostly in Denver, so he is gone two days a week. There is some clean- up to do in the garden after the hail Saturday. The tomatoes and potatoes got pretty beat up, but they should recover. 

I am enjoying your summer flowers and your vacation adventures. Around here there are soft mummers that Fall may be making an early appearance. Our late summer days have been cool with more rain than we expect. Mind you, I am not complaining, althought the abundant rain has brought weeds in places where weeds never thought to grow. 

Well, friends, I have a lot of blog catching up to do with several posts waiting in the wings and dozens of photos to share. Will you keep up with me? 

 Have a great week.


  1. What a great idea! I always say...we grill everything! So now we'll have to try pizza! Yummy! Enjoy your day!

  2. I love pizza on the grill, well not dripping all over the grill, which is what usually happens to us. But made on the grill.

    I also heard we could prebake our homemade crust, or use tinfoil.

    Have a great summer.


  3. Sounds like a good idea! I did have a thought about your own homemade crust, which I prefer. I was thinking I could bake it empty for a bit, until firm enough to grill. Sound good?

  4. The pizza look fabulous! A great idea.