Today’s lesson is in baking a perfect pizza. Homemade pizza has been a long-standing tradition in my family, and it’s certainly something I’ve kept doing with my husband and kids.
First of all – I can’t share the dough recipe. A sort of a CIA “if I told you, I’d have to kill you” type of thing. Sorry. I will tell you a good dough recipe is simple, and there are lots of great ones out there. If you have a KitchenAid stand mixer or even a bread machine, it makes life SO much easier.
Here is my picture-show-of-perfect-pizza!!!
This was a fantastic weekend. It very much-needed to be after the pretty awful week prior, but the weekend made it all worth it.
It began at noon on Friday with a work party. My VP threw a big party at a local pool hall for her entire staff (and that’s a LOT…probably close to 200 or so). We drank beer, talked, and played pool. D came out around 5 for a quick beer and a game, and then it was time to head home for movie fun and homecoming football.
Saturday morning was typical, though nice. Swimming and gymnastics for R, then a nice run for me (nice getting back to my 3 day a week running habit…btw…back feels pretty great). Then…it was Howl-O-Scream time!
We headed up to Busch Gardens for another fun-filled Saturday night of being scared to pieces. We bought the quick queue passes this time, so it was front of the line for everything. And as much as the haunted mazes and creepies popping out in the dark…being chased by men with chain saws, etc was frightening…riding rollercoasters in complete darkness was pretty spooky too!
Sunday we all slept in. The kids woke up and ate cereal, so D and I laid in bed reading and watching the Chicago Marathon coverage until nearly noon. Talk about a peaceful morning…he even brought me coffee in bed while we enjoyed some little-experienced quiet time.
I spent the rest of the day cooking, grocery shopping, blog reading (and putting recipes into my software that I HAVE to make), and watching TV with the family. It was…for a punny way to put it…one wickedly great weekend 🙂