Friends came up from Virginia to celebrate New Years Eve with us last night! Hence not doing such a great job of documenting the dinner, but we enjoyed it whole-drunkenly! I had made the individual pizza shells (from the January 2009 issue of Everyday Food) the night before and so we only had to add toppings NYE. Seems easy enough, until you have had a bit too much Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka! And then the simplest tasks, like caramelizing shallots, become Herculean! For toppings we had a simple tomato sauce, roasted red peppers, garlicky rapini, caramelized shallots, pitted olives, pepperoni, mozzerella, goat cheese or vegan cheese depending on your preference. The crust was pretty good, except a lil sweet. I don’t think I will add as much sugar as the recipe calls for next time, and maybe instead of sugar I will use some white wine? I also made some Texas Caviar (parsley instead of cilantro) on the side and vegan brownies which came out awesome! As can be attested by the leftover crumbs above, seriously one of the best vegan desserts I have tried! We finished the night off by watching The Dark Knight which was really good despite all the hype I didn’t want to buy into.
Happy 2009 Everyone!!!