Will you please forgive me?
Is it taking a moment for your eyes to adjust to what's on the screen? Yes, yes. That would be a BACON FLAG PIZZA.
Please don't give me a noogie.
I couldn't help it! It's so festive and it's pizza and there's bacon on it and the potatoes made me giggle and it's pretty hilarious, right?
You want to give me a noogie.
Let's do this. FOR AMERICA.
You'll start by baking some bacon. And this is a pretty cool trick I learned from the interflex. You arrange the bacon on a cooling rack. Place it on a baking sheet. You can totally put foil on the baking sheet, but I was out. Place the bacon in a COLD oven. Then preheat it to 400 and set your timer for 20 minutes. After 20, pull that bacon out and boom, it's done.
Here it is prebaked.
While it's baking, use a mandolin and slice up some purple potatoes super thin. Be careful though! Mandolins are filled with the devil's nectar and WILL STRIKE YOU.
So check out the potatoes in the pan. They've turned blue. . .ish! Crispy little blue discs of freedom.
Ahhhh, baked bacon. Bakon? Just kidding.
This is where it gets ridiculous. First you'll toss the foil with the bacon grease on it, and flip the sheet pan over. (use mitts) Lightly grease the underside and roll out Pillsbury refrigerated pizza dough on it. Pre-bake it for 6 minutes.
Then you make your flag! Spoon some Alfredo sauce over the Pillsbury pizza crust, then arrange the potatoes in the upper left hand corner of the flag. I mean pizza. I mean pizza flag.
Then arrange the bacon to the right and below the potatoes, creating stripes!
Something I thought about AFTER the fact (of course) is that instead of layering the potatoes on top of each other, just lay them side by side, so that you see little peeks of the white underneath, creating the "star" effect. I was silly and just made little cheese blog star thingies. But it worked for my life.
I'm so embarrassed.
OH, SAY CAN YOU SEEEEEE, BY THE DAWN'S EARLY LIIIIGHT.
Go, America! WHAT SO PROUUUUUDLY WE HAILED - okay fine. For more musings, visit her blog Bev Cooks and her Tablespoon profile.
Why stop with a pizza? Go for an entire flag theme!