Now there are a few things you'll want to arrange to make it all work:
1. Put someone in charge of making a bunch of pizza dough.
I made Peter Reinhart's pizza dough recipe in the afternoon and they were ready to go for the evening. The dough is even better the next day, so if you can manage to get it ready the night before, you'd be set. One batch made six 6-oz balls of dough and it was pretty quick making 5 batches!
2. Have the party at a place with an oven and an outdoor grill. This will help with the pizza-making flow.
The lovely Miss G hosted this Iron Chef at her new apartment and also "inherited" a grill specifically for the party from her parents--she spent 2 hours cleaning that thing for us! Side note: If you can manage to get a charcoal grill too, I bet the pizza would taste even better!
|Sardines for my pizza!|
5. Ask a couple people to bring drinks and a dessert in lieu of their toppings.
6. We also had these on hand, which were extremely helpful: olive oil, corn meal, aluminum foil, a cutting board, and a pizza cutter.
Then get going and make your pizzas!
Then bake or grill it. Be patient--it will take a few minutes, Lee.
|Lee chomping at the bit for his pizza to be done|
And voila! Look at those pies!
|Two pizzas?!? Strong work!|
|Happy pizza eaters!|
|"Stay away," growls Lee, "That's my pizza!"|