5K and Post-Race Pizza Party

Happy weekend!  It’s been a great weekend around here.  On Saturday morning, we got up early and headed into Philly to run a 5K with friends.

My hubby sporting his “I got up too early” expression on the way to the race:

The race started at Eastern State Penitentiary, which is seriously one of the creepiest places I’ve ever seen (but so cool!).  This time of year they turn it into a huge haunted house…crazy!  Anyway, here we are in front of the penitentiary walls:

I am such a super slow runner, so I was pretty happy that I finished the race in under 30 minutes (I think…the race times haven’t been posted yet).  Here’s our crew celebrating with post-race hot coffees:

We invited everyone over later that night for a pizza party at our house…so fun!  Just like all our get-togethers, I spent some time setting up before our friends arrived.

All the fixins on a lazy Susan

Apps were set up on our bar

Halloween plates and napkins

Lots of refreshments at the ready

The best part, the toppings!

That isn’t the best pic, as everything’s still covered in plastic wrap, but here are the toppings we had ready, in case you ever want to throw a make-your-own pizza party at home:

  • LOTS of shredded mozzarella
  • Balls of buffalo mozzarella
  • Crumbled bleu cheese
  • Chicken pesto sausage, sliced
  • Sliced red onion
  • Sliced mushrooms
  • Sliced red bell peppers
  • Pesto
  • Pizza sauce
  • Fresh basil
  • Chicken
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Prosciutto
  • Kalamata olives
  • Pepperoni

We bought the dough at Trader Joe’s, and then ended up making another run to our local pizza restaurant to buy some more dough from them (which was much better than Trader Joe’s, IMO!).

Here are the combinations we came up with:

  • Tomato, mozzarella and basil
  • Sausage, mushroom, black olives, and cheese
  • Buffalo chicken with crumbled bleu cheese
  • Clam and mozzarella
  • Spicy salami, cheese, and mushrooms

Yum, frickin’ yummm!  Pizza artistry in action:

Hubby tossing the dough


A variety of pies

Thumbs up from all of us!

Such a great night with friends!

Do you ever make pizzas at home?  What are your favorite pizza toppings?  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


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