Have you seen today’s Freebie on our Econobusters with Molly Green Facebook page?
That’s right, Domino’s is luring in customers today by giving away 100 slices of pizza at each store from 12-2 PM.
However, being the frugal Econobuster that you are, you know that one piece of pizza is not going to satisfy, and Domino’s hopes you will like their pizza so much, that you’ll buy one, or two or three whole pan pizzas and take them home for an average price of $7-$11 a pizza!
“Forget about it!”
Take the pizza delivery guy off speed dial and out of your contact list and let me show you how you can have a cheap fun family pizza night.
Family Sized Pizza at Home
Making pizza at home can be quick and easy. I use my Kenmore mixer with a dough hook attachment.
- 2 Tbsp Rapid Rise Active Yeast
- 1 Tbsp Sugar
- 2 Cups of Warm Water
- 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 5 Cups of All Purpose Flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- In a small plastic bowl, add yeast, sugar and 1 cup of the warm water.Let that stand and begin to activate for at least 5 min.
- In the mixer bowl, add flour, salt, olive oil and the additional cup of water. Lastly add the bubbling yeast mixture
- Start the mixer on low and slowly increase speed until the dough hook begins to work the dough into a ball and pull the dough off the sides of the bowl. Let the dough hook do all the work for you kneading and forming a good solid dough ( about 3-5 min on high speed)
- Stop mixer, place dough in a cool dark place, ( a greased bowl works) Let it sit and rise for 1 hour
- At the end of the hour, grease a rectangular cookie sheet, roll and flatten and form the dough to the pan. Poke holes in the bottom of the dough to allow air to escape when baking. Now you are ready to top the pizza.
- Top the pizza first with a layer of cheese: mozzerella, cheddar, whatever the family likes. Then a layer of spaghetti or pizza sauce (cheap store bought from the jar works fine), and then top with the family’s favorite toppings!
- Bake at 400F for 20 min. Let cool 5 min, cut and serve!
Keep the pizza theme going with fun family games. If fresh dough is used, have a dough tossing contest. Purchase a few unfolded pizza boxes from the local pizzeria and have a pizza box folding race to see which family member can fold boxes the fastest.
As for us, we make it a movie night too! This has become a weekly event at our house, and would you believe, my family actually prefers our homemade pizza to store bought or take-out. Sorry Domino’s.
Share Your Pizza Night With Us
If you enjoyed this post and decided to give it a try. Share with us how it turned out and how you and your family made your own Family Fun Pizza Night!