Thursday, September 27, 2012

Homemade Two Meat/Vegie Pizza

After reviewing my grocery budget, I decided it was time for more homemade food.

Homemade Pizza
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water (105 to 115 degrees F.)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 1/2 cups flour (I used unbleached, but I think half white, half whole-wheat would also work           well.)

  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
    1 tsp garlic salt
    1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

    Grape tomatoes
    1 red pepper
    16 ounces Mozzarella cheese
    pizza sauce (or 1 can tomato sauce with 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning and 1/2 tsp oregano)
    Any other toppings you desire

    Preheat oven to 450.
    Mix yeast, sugar and warm water together. Let sit for 10 minutes.
    Combine flour, salt, and olive oil in another bowl.  (Do not mix).  After time allotted, mix flour mixture with yeast mixture.  Lightly stir enough to combine.  Do not over mix.  Let sit 5 minutes.  Flour counter and roll out dough to a round pizza shape.  Brush dough with butter and garlic salt.  Bake in oven 5 minutes. 
    Remove from oven and add toppings.
    Return to bake 15 minutes. 

    Super yummy!

    (I forgot to take a picture. )

    Wednesday, September 26, 2012

    You can do what you set your mind to do!

    How many times have you heard people tell that "I couldn't do that"?

    I am here to tell you that YOU CAN DO IT. 

    Whether it is organizing, crafting, time management, shopping, thrifting, leading, following, helping, praying, cooking, cleaning....whatever it is, YOU CAN DO IT.

    I have found that sometimes in my overconfidence that I often make mistakes and then possibly regret my choice to do that certain thing.  However, instead of dwelling on the negative (like buying a headboard/footboard combo with insertable rails and not seeing before purchasing on Craigslist that the pegs to insert the rails were pulling away from headboard/footboard )  I can know better next time and not let that dissuade me from completing the project intended (by fixing it) and then being able to purchase again in the future. 

    Don't be discouraged by thinking that you cannot do something.  There are so many ways to find out how to do stuff these days...YouTube, friends, Google, library, etc. 

    Also, this applies to your personal life.  Sometimes we get derailed by bumps in our life's path.  Those bumps are there for a reason.  As a Christian, I know that God has promised me eternal life and many blessings, but not without pain or hardships.  So, even though times may get tough and things don't always go our way, we can trust that God will be there with us through it all. 

    So, to sum up....YOU CAN DO IT.  Whatever you were putting off today because you didn't think that you had that skill or the courage needed, now the impossible is POSSIBLE.