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man.. i wish i knew someone else that loved pizza as much as u
so that i could tell them.. you dont even know……
this girl i know.. eats family costco pizza 
and she makes pizza
like twice a week
and researches pizza at work
and makes her own dough
and it would put the other person who thought they loved pizza to shame
— A-pusher (a friend)
It’s true.  I really like pizza.  No, you don’t understand.  I REALLY like pizza.  So much so that my A-pushing friend felt like she had to write the above statement(s) about me.
So recently, I decided to make pizza again.  I’ve actually made pizza a lot since the first post about making pizza.  And I’ve made the yogurt crust pizza several times.  It’s really good for when you don’t want to plan ahead for pizza.  But the taste and texture of the yogurt crust just isn’t the same as a good, yeast risen pizza crust.  I’ve seen posts and articles about the no-knead pizza crust for a long time now and I thought maybe I’d give it a try.  I was fairly familiar with the technique anyway, since my mother went through a phase in which she really liked making no-knead bread.
I followed the procedure from King Arthur Flour to see what kind of results I would get.  And…the results were DELICIOUS.  The texture was really great with the right amount of chew.  It’s not like the pizzas were you feel like you’re chewing gum after biting into the crust.  Flavor was good too, but I’m still experimenting with that.  I allowed the dough to proof at room temp for 24hr and then I divided and refrigerated for another 24ish hours before using.  Mostly because of time constraints.
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Notes:
  • Toppings were a reduced jarred marinara sauce, fresh mozz (because I had to get rid of it, but I would definitely use an aged mozz next time), some type of salami, green bell, red onion, and button mushrooms.
  • The dough is harder to work with than what I’m used to, so…the pizzas are kind of a funny shape.  It’s a really wet dough.  The first one stuck a little and I got some weird holes toward the edge and also this giant tumor of a crust on one side.
  • I really like the idea of parchment paper.  It’s so easy to transfer pizza.  But I don’t like the idea of parchment paper.  That’s so much parchment paper that I’m using each time I want to make pizza.  I really need to get the flour/cornmeal technique down with this crust.
  • Baking pizzas by way of the broiler is a really good idea.  And I’m also thinking about getting a pizza steel now because while the stone is giving me much better results than just baking on the rack or on a pan, I still sometimes struggle with sog center, even when being the most careful about topping placement and preheating the stone.
  • I’m also looking into pan pizzas with my cast iron skillet.  Exciting.

Um…I had said most likely Monday, after all.  I’m still meeting quota.

Anyway, for awhile now at work, I and some other people have noticed that there are a few of us that perform really well together.  We get projects finished.  We can take projects that have gone terribly wrong and make them better again.  We don’t have to be constantly monitored.  We get our jobs done.  We have it together.  And we’ve decided (ok fine, one other coworker and I have decided) that we should be SATOAWAC.  That is, the

Super
Awesome
Team
of
Awesome
with
a
Cape

Why that name?  Why not?

Right now, there are four members.  We’re looking for a fifth.  Why do we need a fifth?  Because think of all the super robot teams of Japanese pop culture.  You know, like Voltron or even the Mighty Morhpin Power Rangers, which was partly based on Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger.

Well, I had a really great conversation about this with that one other coworker about this whole thing.  I think the idea is really starting to be fleshed out.  I’ll keep you posted…I guess.  But seriously, I have some of the best conversations at work.

A-Pusher  [16:00]:

Random Guy  4:00 PM
you all have a cape?
or do you share teh same cape?

Me  [16:25]:

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Well, it’s the Super Awesome Team of Awesome with a Cape.  It’s going to have to be the team with a cape.  Not members of the team with capes.

A-Pusher  [16:26]:

yes… i told him it’s one large cape
and we share it
cause thats more ridic

Me  [16:27]:

Maybe we form into this awesome robot fighting creature thing.
Voltron. Or Power Rangers.
Or…any number of other Japanese super teams.
You can be the pink one.

A-Pusher  [16:27]:

u should def be the pink one

Me  [16:27]:

No no, I’m no token female character.
You’re the token female character.

A-Pusher  [16:28]:

LOL

Me  [16:28]:

Who’s the red one?  Pretty Boy or Penguin?
I’ll be…the yellow one.  Or if possible, the green one.
The separate one.

A-Pusher  [16:28]:

no no.. Pretty Boy should be the green one
who leaves
and comes back as the white one

Me  [16:28]:

Hahahahaha.
They always have the same color scheme.
Voltron had the same colors.
Oh!
I WANT TO BE THE DISEMBODIED HEAD!
Or the nerd.
I’d be ok with being the nerd.
That would make me the blue one.
You’re def the pink one.
And we need another member.

A-Pusher  [16:30]:

HAHAHAH

Me  [16:30]:

There’s always 5.
I wonder if I can draw this.

A-Pusher  [16:31]:

who would be the 5th?

Me  [16:31]:

I dunno.
We really could use a mechanical…

A-Pusher  [16:31]:

yeah.. but none of them are SATOAWAC material

Me  [16:32]:

Think we could entice [the guy who left] back?

A-Pusher  [16:32]:

no.. he’s a goner

Me  [16:32]:

I think he’s potentially SATOAWAC material.

A-Pusher  [16:32]:

it was

Me  [16:32]:

It .

A-Pusher  [16:32]:

i reallly liked [the guy who left]

Me  [16:32]:

It

A-Pusher  [16:32]:

hahahahaha
he was

Me  [16:32]:

Well, who else is mechanical?

A-Pusher  [16:33]:

Russell

Me  [16:33]:

I’ve worked with Chipmunk a little and he’s nice…
But I’m not sure if he’s SATOAWAC material.

A-Pusher  [16:33]:

yeah…

Me  [16:33]:

Russell would clash with Pretty Boy in wanting to be red, I think.
I’m just going to say that Pretty Boy beat out Penguin to be the head of the robot.

A-Pusher  [16:33]:

hahahahahahaha

Me  [16:33]:

Penguin can be…the black one?

A-Pusher  [16:33]:

oh man.. Penguin would be so sad

Me  [16:34]:

I’ll be blue.  I’ve decided I want to be the nerd.

A-Pusher  [16:34]:

banished to a mear arm

Me  [16:34]:

mear
Penguin is the one that dances.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
I JUST PICTURED THIS.
I CAN’T STOP LAUGHING.

A-Pusher  [16:34]:

HAHAHAHA
HAHAHAHAHAHAH
ME TOOOO

Me  [16:34]:

ESPECIALLY BECAUSE HE’S DRESSED LIKE PENGUIN FROM THE OLD ADAM WEST BATMANS.

A-Pusher  [16:35]:

HAHAHAHAHA
oh poor Penguin
hahahaha

Me  [16:35]:

Um…
Maybe you shouldn’t tell him I said this.
Russell can’t be the red one either.

A-Pusher  [16:35]:

def not the red

Me  [16:35]:

But Burgess Meredith is still my favorite Penguin of all time.

A-Pusher  [16:35]:

a mechanical is not going to be the leader

Me  [16:35]:

He was a classy Penguin.
Not very dopey.

A-Pusher  [16:36]:

i guess Russell could be the yellow
hahahaha

Me  [16:36]:

I’m pretty sure Russell would fight Pretty Boy for the red.

A-Pusher  [16:36]:

Russell doesn’t get red
he’s lucky he got yellow

Me  [16:36]:

hahahahha.
Does he though?
Is there another mechanical?
I’m going to recruit Grampaw to be the disembodied head.

A-Pusher  [16:37]:

HAHAHA
no… we just have to face the facts that our electrical team is just way better than our mechanical team

Me  [16:38]:

Hahaha.
Where do all the good mechanicals go?
hehehehe.
Penguin’s the black one.

A-Pusher  [16:38]:

AHHAHA
dance dance dance

Me  [16:38]:

As a penguin.

A-Pusher  [16:39]:

there are too many power randger spots to fill

Me  [16:39]:

Well, the original team was just 5.

A-Pusher  [16:39]:

potentially 6 with the green

Me  [16:39]:

Ahem.
Original team.

A-Pusher  [16:39]:

ok ok

Me  [16:39]:

If anyone is going to break off and do their own thing, it’ll be me.
I’m the loner!
I’ll give up my spot as the nerd!

A-Pusher  [16:39]:

HAHAHAHA
nope
u already picked

Me  [16:40]:

Anyhoo.
5 is standard.

A-Pusher  [16:40]:

you already went from yellow to blue
you can’t keep switching

Me  [16:40]:

I don’t even know what yellow did other than be the other girl.
Who wasn’t even a girl in the original.

A-Pusher  [16:40]:

yellow was the just the asian girl
the end

Me  [16:40]:

Who wasn’t supposed to be a girl.
Was added in for the US audiences.
And yellow is a neutral color.

A-Pusher  [16:41]:

obviously not since she didn’t have a skirty thing like the pink one

Me  [16:41]:

Imma be blue. I don’t care.
I’m going to be the nerd and build things.
And be socially awkward.
But make all kinds of “improvements” to the robot.

A-Pusher  [16:42]:

ill skip around and go la la la la la

Me  [16:42]:

The Penguin will dance.

A-Pusher  [16:42]:

and push A

Me  [16:42]:

HAHAHAHAHAHAH
Pretty Boy will do all the work.

A-Pusher  [16:42]:

Pretty Boy will shake his head at us

Me  [16:42]:

What does Russell do?

A-Pusher  [16:42]:

oh.. yes.. Pretty Boy has to be the head

Me  [16:43]:

Be the Asian guy?
We already have three Asians.

A-Pusher  [16:43]:

so he can shake it in disappointment

Me  [16:43]:

He can’t be the token Asian.

A-Pusher  [16:43]:

Russell is just a temporary filler

Me  [16:43]:

hahahah
Yes, it’ll be like Survivor and we’ll vote him off the island.

A-Pusher  [16:43]:

he would be so happy that he’s just a temporary spot holder

Me  [16:44]:

He would complain that he should be the red one.

A-Pusher  [16:44]:

its getting dark already

Me  [16:44]:

yup

A-Pusher  [16:44]:

everyone else would be the red one before him

Me  [16:44]:

Refuse.
I will not be the red one.

A-Pusher  [16:44]:

hahahaha

Me  [16:44]:

I will refuse to assemble.
And do my own thing.

A-Pusher  [16:45]:

HAHAHHAAHHAHAHA
Just pictured everyone morphing… and we are missing a head bc u refuse to
and the red running away
head

Me  [16:46]:

Hahaha.
I would dump paint on myself or something too so I wouldn’t be red.
You guys wouldn’t be able to put on the cape either.
Because the whole team has to be there.
And the cape magically appears.
What are the constituent animals of the robot anyway?
Do we each pick one?
And do we need to have a theme?

A-Pusher  [16:48]:

i dont remember the animals
a lion sounds familiar
or something like that
i wanna be a……
i wanna go home hahaha

Me  [16:50]:

Lions were Voltron.
They were all lions.
Um, the OG Power Rangers were dinosaurs I think?
Maybe?

A-Pusher  [16:50]:

oh yeah