When food blogger, photographer and author Jonathan Melendez wants to unwind at home with friends, it’s time for a DIY pizza party. Read on for his party tips for a stress-free and cheese-filled good time. You’ll find his recipes in our latest issue of Grate. Pair. Share.
Make your life easier. Take some help from the store by picking up store-bought pizza dough. It’s convenient and saves you a lot of time.
Plan ahead. If you do decide to make the pizza dough from scratch, make it the day before and store it in the fridge.
Get your friends involved! Give them each a ball of dough and let them create their own pizzas. They can choose what toppings they like. Plus, it alleviates some of the stress off of you from having to make everything yourself!
Don’t over-extend yourself. Limit the menu to two types of pizza (vegetarian option and meat option) so that you don’t feel like you’re working too hard when you should be enjoying the party as well.
Have the proper equipment. Making pizza at home can feel daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. An inexpensive pizza stone and pizza peel will change the way you make pizza forever.
Use plenty of cheese! Don’t skimp on this key ingredient. With so many varieties of Wisconsin cheese to choose from, you can never go wrong.
Have a good time! Life is too short to not enjoy it, and when pizza is involved, how could you not?!
For more great recipes and game day ideas be sure to check out the latest issue of Grate. Pair. Share.