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Grilled Pizza + Girl Talk

21 Sep

Life is a constant balancing act. We do what we can with what we are handed.

This week has been brutal – we’ll leave it at that. So, I could not have been more excited to host girl’s night at my house – it was just what the doctor ordered.

My best friend rang in her 30th birthday on Sunday and since we couldn’t all be together, we decided it was the perfect reason to theme our next gathering.

I had prepped a few items earlier this week and thanks to my stellar husband, had a clean home decorated with beautiful flowers. Thanks to the gods above, I managed to leave work at a decent time and made it home before my guests arrived.

What I love most about our girl’s nights is the fact that we keep them low-key and the effort minimal. Everyone pitches in to bring the eats and drinks. Last night, we decided to make pizza on the grill. I was so excited to give these bad boys a try.

I supplied the apps and vino that we enjoyed for a bit while chatting around the kitchen island.

Kate made the dough the day before, let it rise and all we had to do was roll out our personal pizzas.

The weather was serious perfection, so we moved our party outside and took turns grilling our pizza. There were a ton of toppings; some girls brought cheese, others meats and the other veggies so we were totally covered.

Cooking the pizza was easy peasy – two minutes on one side, flip, add your toppings, close the top and let it go for another 2-3 minutes until everything is cooked and warmed through.

I loved that we were all able to customize our eats and get exactly what we were craving.

The chatter went on for some time. Finally around 9pm we moved back inside and cozied up in the backroom with another round of vino and some sweet treats to celebrate the birthday girl.

Our night wrapped up pretty late, but I was having such a great time I certainly didn’t mind the lack of sleep.

Hope you are all having a great Friday!

Have you ever grilled pizza?

What are your favorite pizza toppings? I went for fresh tomatoes, basil, onion and procutio. Yum!!

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2 Responses to “Grilled Pizza + Girl Talk”

  1. IHeartVegetables September 22, 2012 at 1:53 pm #

    It’s always fun when people get to customize their food!!! 🙂 That sounds like such a fun time! And that’s sweet of your hubs to get stuff ready 🙂

    • BalancingB September 22, 2012 at 4:23 pm #

      Such a fun, and easy, dinner! Can’t beat that.

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