I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
I really love Thanksgiving. It’s a holiday with no pressure. You don’t have to worry about getting anyone a gift they might not like or forgetting to get a gift for someone who got you a gift. It’s a nice holiday to just enjoy family. Plus, all of our friends who live out of town come home and we get to see them!
We had lunch with a few friends last weekend and they were telling us that every Sunday they eat pizza. They buy the dough and just add the toppings. I thought that was a fun idea, but I wanted to try to make my own dough and I am so so glad that I did! It was really simple to make. You just need to plan ahead a little so you have time to make the dough before you’re dying of hunger!
And I’m sorry I don’t have the best picture of the dough. Next post I’ll be making the pizza and you’ll get to see the dough cooked!
Homemade Pizza Dough
Yields – 2 Pizzas
Prep time – 20 minutes
Inactive time – 1 hour and 10 mins
- 3 1/2 to 4 cups of flour
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 packet of quick rise yeast
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 cups of water, 110 degrees or the temperature of warm (NOT HOT) bath water
- 2 TBSP plus 2 tsp of olive oil
- Combine the flour, sugar, yeast and salt in a mixer. While the mixer is running add your water and 2 TBSPs of oil. If your dough is still sticking add flour 1 TBSP at a time until the dough comes together in a ball.
- Scrape the dough onto a floured surface and knead it into a ball.
- Grease a bowl with the remaining 2 tsps. of oil. Place the dough into the bowl, cover it and place it in a warm place for 1 hour or until it is doubled in size.
- Once the dough has risen, cut it into 2 equal portion and you are ready to make pizza!
Let’s talk about something happy and uplifting. A lot of people are upset about this election and honestly I can’t blame anyone for that, but I don’t want this to be another depressing space on the internet. There is too many of that going around. All I want to say is vote. It’s incredibly upsetting that so many American’s don’t get out there and vote. If you want to make an impact, VOTE. Continue reading →
I cannot wait until this election is over. I mean, don’t get me wrong I love to vote and I am so happy that I get to vote. But it seems like this election is so full of hate on both sides. I’m ready for it to just be settled. Plus, I really hate all the political ads on TV. I feel like instead of talking about politics this year, it has just been talking horribly about the other person. In my opinion we should be voting for who’s policies we like better, not who said what. It’s crazy. Continue reading →
I feel like lately there have been a lot of horrible things happening to the world and people I care about. Not to sound all depressing, but life hasn’t been all rainbows and butterflies lately. Luckily, my family is wonderful but I still feel for other. Continue reading →
We celebrated Anthony’s birthday last weekend. I basically planned a 10 year old party for him, but with alcohol. We went out for all you can eat sushi and then there is a BYOB arcade across the street that we went to afterwards. It was a lot of fun and really nice to see all his friends. Continue reading →
This weekend we went to Pittsburgh for the weekend. We haven’t been in a really long time. We used to go once a month, but a lot of Anthony’s friends have moved so there hasn’t been a reason to go. It was a really nice weekend though. Continue reading →
In the morning when I wake up the first thing I eat is fruit. It doesn’t matter what day of the week it is, I always have fruit before I eat anything else. I just feel like it gets my stomach ready for actual food. It’s an easy way to get my stomach ready for the day. Does anyone else like to eat fruit first thing in the morning? Am I a complete weirdo!? Continue reading →
I am loving this Indian Summer. This is definitely a great time of year. It’s nice and warm during the day so you can do outdoor activities during the day, but at night it’s cool and you can open the windows. Plus there’s that whole hoodie and fire pit thing that’s fun. Continue reading →
I know that Labor Day usually means the end of the summer for most people, but here it’s still 95 degrees. Summer isn’t over yet and I am soaking up every last minute of it. Continue reading →
I love getting my nails done. I know this is incredibly girlie, but I just love it. I like to get a gel manicure and not have to worry about what my nails look like for 2 weeks straight. It is so nice. Continue reading →