Thursday, May 21, 2009

Pizza and Memories.....

Pizza tonight.....homemade sauce and crust = yum!!! I made a vegetable one along with pepperoni. We did use our garden onions on it and hopefully we'll have our own zucchini and tomatoes before too long. Most every time I stand at the kitchen bar and make pizza, I always think of Joel. After diagnosis and after coming home from the hospital, he ate very little and only had an appetite for certain things and pizza was one. I would have cooked the moon if he had wanted it and I remember fixing him things way late in the evenings.....a mother will do anything for her little one. So tonight as I fixed pizza, I have happy memories of him sitting up there and watching me. There are memories in every corner and on every path on this little farm with Joel!!! Ok....back to the pizza, Anna's sauce is here and when I use it on pizza, I do not cook it for the time mentioned on the recipe. We just mix all the ingredients and spread it on the crust. Also tonight I did not add hambuger meat to the sauce.

Classic Pizza Dough (makes 2 pizzas, (we 4 times this:)

1 1/2 cups warm water
2 1/2 tsp of yeast
2 tsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp. salt
2 tbl olive oil
3-4 cups flour, (your choice)

Dissolve yeast in arm water in mixing bowl, or Bosch. add oil, sugar and 1 cup flour, mix 30 seconds and let stand 5-8 minutes. Next add salt and start adding flour slowley to make a soft dough. Knead 10 minutes and then allow dough to rise until doubled, about 20-30 minutes. Spread oil on surface and divide dough in to two portions. Roll out and spread on pan. (I pre-cooked the crusts about 15 min and then added sauce and toppings, hoping for a crunchier crust) heat in oven until cheese is melted and toppings heated through and lightly browned.


Maureen said...

How fun! These look amazing! Thanks for the recipes! I think and pray for you often... your blog is so encouraging to me as Mom w/ young children. Thank you for sharing all the fun things you are up to with your children :-)

Have a blessed weekend.

Maureen in WA

Our Family said...


We had pizza Saturday after seeing the pictures!