I started off by using this recipe for the crust. It's a whole wheat crust that was pretty tasty. No one complained so I call that a success! Next, the Hubs spread the dough around on our pizza stone. I could do it but it just makes me mad to stretch it. It ends up with holes and I ended up swearing so it was really for the best. :-)
Next I snuck on some sliced zucchini from the garden. I was able to get an extra serving of veggies on there without altering the taste too much. (Hint: hide it under the cheese!)
I also thought I would share my tip for saving money on cheese. I very rarely buy pre-shredded cheese. The Hubs and I got a food processor for a wedding gift and I have used it to grate cheese ever since. It saves us a bundle!
The final ingredient to our pizza was black olives. I absolutely LOVE black olives on my pizza. The Hubs? Not so much. At first Babycakes was not an olive fan either until I introduced her to olive eating 101. You put them on your fingers! She is now an olive fan.
So let me break down the cost:
Dough (I had all ingredients in my pantry) $0
Zucchini (from the garden) $0
Pizza/Spaghetti Sauce $0.50 (since I had enough sauce for 2 pizzas)
Cheese ($1.88) (I only used half of that block)
Meats $0 (since I used what we already had left over)
Total Cost for Pizza: $3.37
We also had some left over for lunch the next day. I would say that was a budget friendly dinner!