Saturday, December 18, 2010

news and notes

 Just some randomness for your Saturday evening enjoyment.....

 Last night I made pizza~and I have to say it was better than any delivery or otherwise.  I got the recipe from my friend Jen, and when I started this supper I was worried it wouldn't be as good as hers.  But it was!  Loved it.  We were trying to cheer ourselves up since we had to stay home with a sick boy and miss our Christmas Party with our age group from church.  Did I mention my sister was planning on coming to spend the night so we could stay out as late as we wanted??  Anyways....I didn't get supper in the oven until a little late in the evening, & I cracked up at William's anticipation of our meal.  {See above photo.}  We let him and Isabella put their own toppings on, which only added to his enthusiasm of it!  While Jack was busy on the couch with the flu and Suzy was playing with dolls.
Here is the recipe......

Jen's Pizza Dough
1 T. yeast
1 1/4 c. warm water
1 T. sugar
4 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/4 c. oil
1/2 tsp. oregano
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
Dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water and let set for 5-10 min.  Add remaining ingredients and mix well.  Knead for 5 min. and let rise until double.  Spray pizza pan with cooking spray, then sprinkle with cornmeal.  Roll out (with rolling pin) and place on pizza pan.  Let rise 15-20 minutes.  Pre-bake at 400 for 7-10 min. Top with desired toppings and finish baking until done.  

 In other news and notes...hubby spent today doing this.  Something I've been whining suggesting for about for a year to have done.  An outlet in our kitchen island.  Now I can flip pancakes with out actually leaving my seat at breakfast, & free up some counter space when I've got a crock pot brewing.  Ahhh...the things that bring me joy.  Disturbing I realize. 

And I spent the day doing this.  For a friend.  Actually the one who makes the awesome pizza.  :)
Also finished up buying & wrapping Christmas gifts with the help of Isabella.  And now I shall fall into bed into a deep sleep ~appreciating the fact that no one has thrown up for a good 36 hours now.    


Jen Bontrager said...

The cake was perfect! Thanks! I have a check for you.

Mary said...

outlets in islands are a MUST! :)

RosyRose said...

I will have to try this! Right now.