Sure, you can pull a pie from the freezer or call the local pizza place for game day pick-up; it’s also super easy to make your own and add a simple Caesar salad for friends and lovers.
I’ve been using Ina’s pizza crust recipe for years now. We change up the toppings depending on the pantry and season; cheese and pepperoni seem to keep the men satisfied, all the vegetables for the women.
Here’s a riff on a good Caesar dressing that uses mayonnaise instead of raw egg:
2 teaspoons garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon anchovy paste
2 tablespoons or to taste fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon Worchestershire sauce
1 cup good Mayonnaise (I like Hellman’s)
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste
I put everything in a food processor except for the cheese, give it some good pulses, and then stir in cheese, salt, and pepper. Dress the crisp romaine and hand toss to combine.
Whenever fresh figs are in season, I can never resist, and I invariably buy more than anyone will eat, and it’s usually only me. They look so good! This month’s (September 2021) Food & Wine magazine has a recipe for a Chocolate and Fig Cake, so I baked that up for dessert.
With Ethan, Lindsey, Bill, and Rory, we had a small little game day party. Go Bills.
Every day dress, pizza, and salad for game day.