Question: What's wrong with this picture? Answer: Too much sauce.
Question: What's right with this picture? Answer: Lots and lots of sauce.
The reason there is so much sauce is the reason why it's OK to be there. My grandson was having a cooking lesson while we made the pizza. He was extraordinarily proud of the sauce we made. "From real tomatoes, MeeMaw!" When he began spreading it on the dough, I didn't have the heart to stop him until he had used every drop of his creation.
I peeled the tomatoes and my grandson stripped them of their seeds and excess liquid. He was very careful to get every last seed.
After cooking the tomatoes down with olive oil, we spread them over the top of our prepared pizza dough. (See Beth's post from Sunday to discover why I didn't make my own dough from scratch.) Then we added salt, sliced garlic, and a drizzle of olive oil before sliding the pizza into the oven to bake.
In one of Marcella's cookbooks - Marcella's Italian Kitchen - the dedication reads. "For my star pupil. His enthusiasm at the table has fed mine in the kitchen; in the kitchen beside me, as my official taster, his judgement has never failed me..."
I'll never write a cookbook, but if one of my grandchildren decides to grow up and become a chef, I wouldn't be opposed.