Wednesday, October 07, 2009

10 on Tuesday (on Wednesday) & In the Kitchen

1. Today Eli dumped a bag of cake and pastry flour all over the floor and then tracked it all over the kitchen while walking around, tried to climb up a small dresser in Lucy's room and tipped it over completely on himself, climbed up onto the computer so that he could get the phone, climbed onto the kitchen table to get his milk, and emptied out the drawers of my bedside table. This kid keeps me on my toes.
(picture from a day in the summer at the lake)

2. One of my all time favorite foods is BBQ chicken pizza. I love it made from scratch at home. It's best with regular BBQ sauce, mozzarella cheese and purple onions. But I didn't have all of that :) It was still good!
I used the MSBH Challenge to try out a new pizza dough recipe. I know a couple people have emailed me and asked for a recipe for pizza dough - so here is the Martha one.

Martha Stewart's Pizza Dough
1 cup warm water
1/4 tsp sugar
1 envelope active dry yeast
2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil, plus more for bowl

In a small bowl, sprinkle sugar and yeast into warm water; stir with fork until sugar and yeast dissolve. Let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes.

In a food processor, pulse flour and salt to combine. Add yeast mixture and oil; pulse until mixture comes together but is still tacky. Dough should pull away cleanly from your fingers after it's squeezed. Turn out dough onto lightly floured surface; knead four or five times until a smooth ball forms.

Place dough in lightly oiled bowl, smooth side up. Cover with plastic wrap; let sit in warm place until doubled in bulk, about 40 minutes.

Punch down dough. Fold dough back onto itself four or five times. Divide into two pieces. Knead each piece four or five times, then turn smooth side up. Replace
plastic wrap; let dough rise again in a warm place until doubled, about 30 to 40 minutes.

**It doesn't make much dough. Two twice inch pizzas. One we delivered to another friend who just had a baby (I seem to know a lot of people like that....) and then ate one ourselves for supper. If my kids ate pizza like normal kids then we wouldn't of had enough. So I'd totally double the recipe next time!

3. I put up another shoot on my photo blog of a sweet newborn. I loved doing it. and it made me want to shoot some more newborns. Luckily I have a friend who just had a new little girl. (And on the downlow I know 4 other people having babies - but I won't tell you who!) I put lots on the other blog but this one is my favorite of the day (I think)

4. I made a little button you can see on the side of my blog if you want to add it to yours as a link.

5. I am a creature of habit. I use the same recipes for cookies.
If I am making chocolate chip cookies I ALWAYS use the same recipe. It's my favorite. But I tried a new one for the MSBH Challenge to go along with the BBQ pizza for my friend for dinner.
And I always use the same bread recipe. But tried a new one of this too! Honey Whole Wheat Bread.

6. I am starting to plan Alden's birthday. His is the 15th. He wants an inventor party. So my mind is pondering that. Any ideas? I've got a few...

MSBH Challenge 10 (Pizza Dough) 11 (Chocolate Chunk Cookies) & 12 (Honey WW Bread)


whitney said...

Oh Oh Oh - did you see the mad scientist bday party floating around awhile ago? I can't for the life of me remember which site I saw it one. But I saved a ton of pictures from it, it was pretty cute, or cool, or whatever a little boy would want it to be.
Who's prego, do tell! I know one of them! And it ain't me!

Visible Voice said...

Umm..I'm so hungry now! ;)

Eli and Isaiah would be BEST naughty buds!!!!

Anonymous said...

I know what I am making for supper! And that babes is so yummy!

Jennifer said...

Ok, now I need that Honey Oat Bread recipe from you too! And I'm craving BBQ chicken pizza...that would be a suitable Thanksgiving substitute wouldn't it?

Julie Spackman said...

oh dear... I'm totally nervous now, realizing that gabby is not that far behind eli, and she's already super active and squirmy and curious :)

loved lucy's pictures, excited to see pics from alden's bday :)

Lora said...

I read your blog this morning and I have been thinking about that pizza all day. It's going on the next menu plan. What a cute picture of Eli.

Heather M. said...

what a monkey!!! i see those things happening in my future very soon!

Jessie said...

Everything looks yummy! I need to get some pics asap!

Anonymous said...

Lab coats, big funny glasses, make funny concoctions with juice vinegar and baking soda, Pin the mechanical parts on the contraption-everyone wins, Scavenger hunt weird science stuff....
I love planning parties. Have fun.
Love KB

Carmen said...

Awesome pizza! Now I am craving one... NOT good for my P90 challenge and weight loss goal right now.

Jaime said...

It's YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!! You probably don't even remember me!? Remember me from like 8+ years ago?????? We met off of the Creating Keepsakes website I believe. We exchanged something at one time or another because I have one of your wedding pictures!!!!! I found you in the craziest way. I was checking out Tara Whitney's blog and happened to see your name in the comments and clicked on it and here you are. So I checked to see if you were on FB, so I added ya! Your kids are absolutely adorable and your photography is amazing!! I'm just getting started into a little more serious photography. I ordered a brand new camera today, so I'll probably be hitting you up with questions!! I have a blog, but it's private so you'll have to email me your address ( WOW, it's been years. Back then you worked for some printing company. I still have your crinkle cookie recipe you sent me and the picture that your sister drew of Christ! Anyhow, you probably have long forgotten about me. lol Anyhow, I'll quit chatting your ear off!