Wednesday, November 17, 2010

wonderful wednesday...

A sunny day at the pumpkin patch...

Not sure which feeling was more wonderful the day with family or finally editing pictures of the day :)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Wonderful Wednesday

Ammy was baptized last month! It was a beautiful thing to watch and touched me more then words can describe.

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010


We love cooking together and one of our favorite things to make is pizza. I have been searching for a good dough recipe for a long time now and no luck. They all tasted very bland to us so this summer I combined an idea with the dough recipe we liked.
We use the Pioneer Women Dough recipe but add our own twist...

1 teaspoon Active Dry Or Instant Yeast
4 cups All-purpose Flour
1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
⅓ cups Extra Virgin Olive Oil

our secret add in -half a package of Italian dressing mix

Preparation Instructions
Sprinkle yeast over 1 1/2 cups warm (not lukewarm) water.
In a mixer, combine flour and salt and dressing mix. With the mixer running on low speed (with paddle attachment), drizzle in olive oil until combined with flour. Next, pour in yeast/water mixture and mix until just combined.
Coat a separate mixing bowl with a light drizzle of olive oil, and form the dough into a ball. Toss to coat dough in olive oil, then cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap and store in the fridge until you need it. ***It’s best to make the dough at least 24 hours in advance, and 3 or 4 days is even better.

Roll out and top with your favorite toppings bake at 450 12-16 min.

We make two pizza's and have enough for every one to have for lunch the next day. I meal plan for a month at a time so depending on the month we may have pizza once or twice. To save time I make a double batch and freeze half the dough along with some pizza sauce , the left over half of the pepperoni, and any other meat we may have used.Then the next time we want pizza I take it out of the freezer that morning and make sure I have the rest of the toppings we need. For a total of four pizzas.
The best part is watching my kids get so excited over the toppings and all the veggies!

Our toppings include pepperoni, olives, ground beef or sausage, mushrooms, pineapple, and peppers for Little Miss and Dad.
What do you like on your pizza? We need to expand our ideas a bit :)

Monday, November 1, 2010

Make it monday

Sorry for the lack of post life has been a bit busy. I will promise to do better :)
A few weeks ago I saw a pillow at Target and wanted it so bad for our house. I was even willing to pay full price! While I had it in my cart on my way to purchase the pillow I saw a large table cloth with the same fabric for the two dollars less. The wheels in my head started turning and I put the pillow back and got the table cloth. From the one table cloth I made all of these and still have half of it left over...

Two throw pillow covers

Picture I plan on covering a canvas but ran out of time to go get one. It will have to wait till next year.

Small pillow for our chair

One place mat

I am saving the rest of the table cloth to come up with some new ideas next year. Less money then the original pillow and lots more fun! Hope you all had a wonderful Halloween.