Normally, pizza night is reserved for Friday evenings, but my husband and I are getting a date night this Friday so we have shifted our night to Thursday this week. Since I was already making a pizza for our family, it seemed easiest to make a pizza as a meal for a new mom in my mom’s group.
To save time today, I made her dough in my bread machine last night and put it in an oiled plastic bag to roll out this morning. I also wanted to get the sauce done because, for me, this is the most difficult part of making a pizza. I love to have homemade sauce for dipping and to put on top of our pizza, but I am always waiting until the last minute, or I find out that I don’t have everything I need to make it.
I made the pizza sauce in my slow cooker and let it simmer all night last night, while we were sleeping. This morning I woke up to tons of pizza sauce, ready to be spread on my dough.
I used this Easy Pizza Sauce Recipe and made three times the amount of sauce. I have put the extra in the freezer for the next few family nights. This will save me a lot of work and a lot of time spent cleaning up the splattered stove each week!