It’s week 6 of my food photography course and this week our assignment was to show a series of photos from a party at home. We were asked to photograph everything from cooking preparation to in-process grilling, and finally, the finished food.
There was no “official” events — like birthdays and holidays — happening in our home this week. However, that doesn’t stop us from celebrating the everyday! We decided to have fun with Grilled Pita Pizzas that each family member made themselves and I’m excited to share my photos with you!
Pizza is always great for parties and it’s quite common for me to make homemade pizza when we are having lots of people over. I usually make my own dough, but making pita pizzas is great way to simplify things. We made grilled pizza recently and, while it was delicious, making the dough took some work. With Greek pita bread (shown above, I bought them at Sam’s Club), your pizza crust is ready go to. They are 7″ in diameter, so they are a perfect “personal” sized pizza.
If your family is like my family, you’ll want to have lots of toppings for your party. Everyone seems to like something different, so I was sure to accommodate that. Outside on our patio table, I set up two baking sheets that held bowls filled with all of our Grilled Pita Pizza toppings. We had baby bella mushrooms, green and red bell peppers, pepperoni, black forest ham, pineapple tidbits, onions, black olives…and more.
And sliced zucchini…
And, of course, shredded mozzarella cheese:
Each family member put their own toppings on their Grilled Pita Pizza.
Some, like Courtney, included lots of different things, like ham, pineapple, olives, and bell peppers…
Others, like Mattie, didn’t want any vegetables and went straight for just the pepperoni and ham.
We set our Char-Broil TRU Infrared Gas Grill so that only the two outside burners were on low. The two middle burners were left off. We carefully slid each pizza into the middle area of the grill so that they would get indirect heat.
We found that the bottom of the crust was finished before the cheese was as melted as we would like, so we made use of our top warming rack. We rotated almost-finished pizzas to this rack and put fresh pizzas down on the grill.
I just love my patio lights, so I had to slip a photo of them in here!
When the pizzas were done, we cut each pizza into fourths.
We ate them hot off the grill!
We had a lot of fun with our Grilled Pita Pizza party. This was our first time using the Greek pita breads for pizza, but it was so easy that we’ll definitely be doing this again soon.
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