Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Monday Madness

Today doing schoolwork, John Mark was so distracted by...well ANYTHING...We talked to him and he decided his discipline would be to finish without speaking a single word until his work was complete...and he did it...ha ha ha!! All of a sudden he was plugged in and excited. He quickly proceeded to mouth, pantomine, charade and any other non-speaking way to communicate to let me know how far along he was.

I was just thrilled he was getting his work done (finally!)...and I must admit the charades were cracking me up

After a bit of a stressful day, Who wanted to cook??? I didn't even have a plan...
I had to come up with something quick,

but just before I took just a minute to imagine my children doing just what I ask, right when I ask, every single time I ask them to do something....(I also imagined myself laying in a plush bed in a beautiful hotel room eating creme brulee brought by room service)

shhh...let me imagine just a minute more please!)

So homemade pizza it was...and not a word of whining was heard...HOORAY!!

about to head into the oven

it's no creme brulee, but avacado brings me joy as well...and no one even said ewwww when they saw it. Yep, a GOOD night!

Sydney worried she'd be left out of the Spades game that followed dinner...crazy crazy dog...she was directly in my face with her old dog breath...oh how I must love her, because no one else that smelled that would!

fun family time...laughter is the foundation of all great memories, right?!

These little card holder things are the best invention ever!

MK has issues with holding her cards so everyone can see them...why not make sure Syd. has seen them too...the rest of us have!

okay so here you are...next time you want a super fast easy dinner
Quick and Easy Pizza Dough
makes 1 pizza dough

2 cups flour
1 Tbsp yeast
1/4 tsp salt
1 Tbsp sugar
appx 3/4 cup warm water

Mix one cup of flour and all other ingredients
gradually add 2nd cup of flour until it forms a ball. Use your hands to form and knead the dough
Cover with a dish towel and let rise for 15-20 min
grease cookie sheet or pizza pan with a bit of olive oil and spread dough
top with your favorite toppings. Cook at 375 for appx 15 min.

Pizza Sauce
for 2-4 pizzas

1 (12 oz) can tomato paste
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp basil
1/4 tsp oregano
3-4 garlic cloves, crushed
1 Tbsp brown sugar (I would cut out or just do about a tsp it was too sweet for us)
1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
Mix all ingredients together and let sit for about 10 min
Spread on pizza...pretty thin or it will over-power the flavor
**although I used dried basil in the recipe I also added some fresh that I just tore and threw in. It was a very yummy touch and was a good combination with the flavor of the sauce!


Nicole Feliciano said...

Thanks for stopping by momtrends and thanks for sharing this recipe.

Quayla Hope said...

Okay-just tried your pizza recipe! LOVE IT!!!! The kids declared it the best pizza ever-better than any bought pizza and they will eat only it from now on! It was wonderful (AND FAST!).