Entertain/Food / October 3, 2013

National Pizza Month: Host a DIY Pizza Dinner Party

 National Pizza Month: Host a DIY Pizza Dinner Party

Happy National Pizza Month!

You may wonder why we need to dedicate an entire month to pizza considering that about 94% of us dig into a slice at least once a month and we live in a country where there are an estimated 63,000 pizzerias. But we say “why not?” Right?!

The pizza pie is one of the most versatile dishes on the planet. The combinations of crusts, sauces, cheeses and toppings you can combine is virtually endless. Whatever you envision, you can make – and that’s why we love it!

This month we’re celebrating the wide world of pizza here on our blog, on Facebook and on Pinterest. And we’re kicking off the month with a DIY Pizza Dinner Party!

We love dinner parties, especially dinner parties where the guests get to cook together. You can make a Do-It-Yourself Pizza Party as easy (think ready-made Boboli crusts) or as involved (homemade gluten-free cauliflower crusts) as you wish. Either way, you’re together with friends creating something delicious.

Shop for some toppings, pick up a bottle of wine (or two), grab a few of your favorite Wine Sisters and host a party of your own. We’ve put together some ingredient ideas below, along with wine pairings to help you create a fabulous night in.

Time to mangia!

Classic Italian
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Keep it traditional and simple with this one!
Sauce: Marinara sauce,
Toppings: Mozzarella and fresh basil
Wine Pairing: Wine Sisterhood Passionate Pinot Grigio

Lover’s Lane
Or should we say garlic-lover’s lane? Everyone has to have a bite of this one!
Sauce: White garlic sauce (this one looks divine!)
Toppings: Mozzarella and fontina cheese, artichoke hearts, roasted garlic and sun-dried tomatoes 
Wine Pairing: Wine Sisterhood Savvy Chardonnay

BBQ Chicken
This one’s for all the sweet-and-savory fans out there. It’s got it all!
Sauce: BBQ
Toppings: Smoked Gouda and mozzarella cheese, grilled chicken, red onions, pineapple chunks and a sprinkle of cilantro
Wine Pairing: Wine Sisterhood Ravishing Red

Have some favorite toppings of your own? Share them with us in a comment below, we’d love to hear your ideas.

Visit the Middle Sister Wines blog for even more DIY pizza ideas and wine pairings. And don’t forget to check out our Pizza Love Pinterest Board where we’re pinning our favorite pizzas from around the country and tasty new recipes.



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