The ACBN Class Pizza Party
The Friday Newsletter's got senioritis, and we're treating it with pizza, cocktails, great music and much more in your essential weekend-prep guide.
Looking back on my childhood, I remember the end of the school year through rose-colored glasses. It was a time of great excitement and energy—the early-year jitters long gone, a nice rapport settled into with school friends, and the boundless promise of summer spread out before you.
As an adult, though? It’s a mess.
The month of May finds our schedules both overcrowded and falling apart—end-of-school-year activities conveniently scheduled smack-dab in the middle of the workday, various sports and activities clashing in their final occurrences, and the sudden, looming sense that we are going to be very busy from now until at least October.
But I can’t let the stresses of adulthood get in the way.
School’s (almost) out for summer, and we’ve got to embrace the slide a bit. Let’s wheel a TV cart into the classroom, watch a movie and pretend it’s educational. Let’s have a parachute day in gym class, or just lie our heads on the desk and nap.
Heck, let’s have a pizza party. You’ve earned it.
Friends, it’s Friday at the Action Cookbook Newsletter.
In as reliable an occurrence as there is on this here internet, I’ve got Seven Good Things loaded in the content cannon for you today, and I’m ready to let them rip.
Today’s slate includes:
A terrific pizza dough and two killer pies to build on it!
The perfect cocktail for your late-spring needs!
Fun stuff in music, books and television!
Lively discussion with The Internet’s Best Comment Section!
Reader pets, and more!
Heck, if you’re extra good, we can even have class outside today.
7) You wanna pizza me, pal?
I love kitchen gadgets. This is a known fact about me: I wrote a whole newsletter on it.
Well, one of my more recent acquisitions is an outdoor tabletop pizza oven. It is insanely powerful, capable of reaching temperatures close to 900F, and super fun to use even if I don’t 100% have the hang of it yet.
It’s great for assembly-lining a whole bunch of pizzas, something I did last Friday when we had friends over for a Kentucky Oaks Day happy hour / pizza party. I made an extra-large batch of sourdough pizza crust, stocked the fridge with potential toppings, and fired through nine different pizzas over the course of several hours.
It was all a rousing success, and I’d like to talk about two of the pizzas in particular.
But first, let’s make some dough.
Sourdough Pizza Dough (Makes 4 10-11” pizzas)