We are a pizza family. It's not unusual for us to make and eat homemade pizza on the weekends. It's part of our family culture. Last December we began an easy tradition: make-your-own candy cane pizzas.
Apparently Ben didn't remember because when we talked about what we were having for dinner on Saturday evening, he asked, "What's that? A pizza with candy canes on it?!"
Um, no. But here is a quick run-down of a what we really mean by candy cane pizza:
After lunch, I make a large batch of pizza dough and let it rise on the counter under a towel all afternoon. When we're ready to assemble, I divide the dough in 7 portions and blend up a batch of our favorite (and incredibly easy!) pizza sauce.
I roll each dough portion into the proper shape and put everything on the table. Then each individual assembles their own pizza with sauce, sliced mozzarella, parmesan, and pepperoni. A little pizazz on the crust never hurt either. Some people prefer to leave out the pepperoni and use only sauce for the red stripe. (Some people also prefer to leave off the cheese but that's a topic for another day.)