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Pizza Pizza Pizza

Perfect Pizza Recipe

Gmom and grandkids Starlite and Hoo have been haunting the kitchen cooking up some fast and easy meals.

While Curious George runs on a loop on the flat screen.  Kids and I whipped up a pizza on a hot Baltimore day.

Enjoy.

Ingredients for dough:

  • 1 packet active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water (110 F)
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 Tbls oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp sugar

In a large mixing bowl mix yeast packet with sugar and water.

Let stand 10 minutes until creamy.

Add in the salt and oil.

Gradually add in the flour mixing with a large spoon. When a stiff dough is formed knead it with your hands for a couple of minutes. You may need less than the full 3 cups of flour or more. If the dough is sticky add a little more flour, if the dough is smooth and elastic stop adding flour.

Let dough sit for 30 minutes to rise. It should look like this.

When the dough has risen punch it down and then spread it into a pizza pan or other 9 x 13  baking dish.

 

Ingredients For Sauce:

  • 20 ounces tomato sauce
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. oregano
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. pepper

Put all sauce ingredients in a saucepan and simmer for 20 minutes.

Spread over prepared pizza dough.

    Put your favorite toppings on your pizza and bake at 350F for 20 minutes or until top starts to brown.

For our pizza we layered tomato slices and basil leaves. We drizzled olive oil on top and seasoned with salt and black pepper.

We then topped our pizza with 12 ounces of mozzarella cheese.

YUM!!!!

 

 The grandkids are usually the ones munching bites of pizza and fried cauliflower. 

These fellas are the serious eaters.

The Chef, The Professor and Bart the biofuel guy.
3 of my children.

  “The Chef”  I can’t compete against anymore.

With him it’s quality, with my other boys it’s quantity.

Watch for more recipes on New Mind Snack.

This is gmom,

peace out.

The 8 Most Oft Asked Questions In The Kitchen

Hoo waits for dinner

The most often asked kitchen questions:

  • Is there anything to eat?
  • What’s to eat?
  • What can I eat?
  • Are we eating soon?
  • When are we eating?
  • Can I eat this?
  • Whose chinese is this? Can I have it? (Usually said with a mouth full of cold lo mein).
  • Why isn’t there ever anything to eat???

(Bart)

Bart eyes Hoo’s dinner of purple grapes, cubed cheese, banana slices and toast points with butter.

“Well, you have dinner I see.” He sneaks a few grapes off the plate.

“Bart, would you like a plate of grapes and cheese? You sound a little jealous.”

“When he eats the food looks so good.”

I open the fridge and take out the rice and meat sauce.

I make a plate for Bart and put it in the microwave.

Now Hoo sees that Bart has something interesting to eat and immediately loses interest in his dinner.

Bart says, “You want to trade buddy.”

He switches his plate with the baby and proceeds to eat Hoo’s dinner while Hoo digs his hands in the rice and sauce.

“You know” I say, “I would have made you your own.”

“I know.”

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