Angry Birds pizza

Another great weekend down! I know it was great because of my total exhaustion. I have been trying to come up with a word lately that describes extreme exhaustion. Some days I can feel the tiredness in my bones, in my core. I can physically feel it. Is there a word for that? I looked in my thesaurus and nothing came close. 

My boys are in bed and I have about a million things to accomplish. I am way behind with posting, so here I sit outside on my patio in the gorgeous totally yummy weather, sipping on a glass of wine and writing this post about the Angry Birds pizzas we made a week or so ago. I have been limiting Elijah's playing of Angry Birds lately because it seems to make him, well, a bit angry. But when I proposed this pizza idea to him he was one excited boy. I sketched out my idea on paper, and from that we made the real thing. It was so cute! And of course it was as delicious as pizza typically is.

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.

Divide 1 pound of frozen pizza dough (thawed) in half. Dust a flat surface with flour and use a rolling pin to roll out two 12-inch circles, setting aside a small handful of dough for the bird "feathers."

Divide the dough between 2 lightly-floured pizza stones.

Form/roll the extra dough into four 2x1-inch ovals. Press 2 ovals onto the top side of each circle to create the "feathers."

Use the back of a spoon to spread 1/8 cup of olive oil onto each pizza.

Spread 1/2 cup of pizza sauce over top of each pizza.

Spread 1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese over each pizza, covering completely.

You will need approximately 30 pepperoni slices for each pizza. With a scissors, cut 14 (total) of them in half. With the halved pepperoni slices, form a curved line toward the bottom two-thirds of each pizza. 

Form a rectangle for the eyes with the straight edges of the pepperoni halves.

Fill in the rest of the upper portion of the pizzas with the remaining pepperoni slices.

Cut 2 large, curved triangles out of 2 slices of cheddar cheese. Cut 2 small rectangles out of a third slice.

Place a cheese triangle below the "eyes" on each pizza and a rectangle under each of those to form the bottom "beak."

Using approximately 1/4 cup of sliced black olives, place black olives in the center of the "eyes" and line the rest above the eyes to form angry eyebrows.

Bake the pizzas in the preheated oven for 17 minutes, or until the crusts are lightly browned.

Despite the theme of these pizzas, I wish you all a happy week!

Printable recipe: Angry Birds pizza