Enter Thursday Night Pizza, my brand new blog dedicated to...you guessed it...making pizza from scratch. If it seems random, that's only because I've never once mentioned pizza on this blog. Though I've been making homemade pizza every Thursday night for the last year and a half—a weekly ritual John and I have come to treasure—it honestly never crossed my mind to write about it here. Every week, before he took a bite of my newest pizza creation, John would ask, "Did you take a picture? Are you going to blog about this?" And every time, without hesitation, I'd say no. Sometimes because it just didn't feel special enough, sometimes because I knew I hadn't yet mastered the crust, and sometimes because I was just plain lazy.
So, one Thursday night a month or so ago, after I told John that I had begun to think about revamping my blog and giving it a new focus/direction, I wasn't surprised when he held up his slice of pizza mid-bite and pointed to its perfect, pillowy crust. No words needed.
We spent the next few hours strategizing, and in the end I had to admit that pizza was indeed a blogable subject: not only does everyone love it, but it's also the perfect canvas for every conceivable combination of good, whole ingredients. Plus, it's already ingrained in our weekly routine, and...well...not to toot my own horn or anything, but I do make a mean pie.
While I wrote a bunch of posts to launch with and edited loads of pictures, John designed the website and my friend Angie created an amazing watercolor pizza pattern for the banner image. And two days ago, when John gave me a tour of the finished product, post by post, page by page, I felt like he'd just swung open the door to a brand new office, customized just for me.
Though I might post random essays and musings here from time to time, from now on my main focus will be Thursday Night Pizza. So come on over, step into my fancy new office, and learn alongside me as I set out to perfect the make-at-home pizza. I hope you'll love the space (and the concept) as much as I do.