Sunday, July 27, 2008

Homemade Pizza

(mommy & Kaylyn in our matching aprons)

A friend of mine in Brenham shared a wonderful homemade pizza crust recipe on her blog.

We had a blast making the pizza crust and a mess! I haven't quit perfected making pizza crust without a mess yet as this was my very first time to make pizza crust. I can't believe it has taken me this long!

Pizza is one of my FAVORITE things to eat. I've had a hard time adjusting to this not being a regular part of our diet as it was before our journey towards eating healthier.........except for the occasional trip to Cici's when daddy is working:). Sorry. I'm all about not cooking dinner on those nights and Kaylyn, Laney Rae, and I can eat A LOT for 10 bucks.

Kaylyn and I did an experiment. I mixed one of the crusts in my bread machine and she mixed the other by hand.......because it was a lot more fun for her that way! She made hers entirely by herself.

Honestly, the both came out the except making it by hand was much faster and rose a lot quicker.

Kaylyn decided to top her pizza with grass-fed beef (or meat pieces in her words) on one half and pineaple and ham on the other half. Jason and I topped ours with lots of veggies and grass-fed beef. We used an organic spaghetti sauce and organic cheddar cheese.

I must say, that this pizza was wonderful! I needed a bigger pizza pan because the crust made enough for a large size pizza which equaled to lots of crust on my smaller pizza pans.

This will be a regular in the Kramer home accompanied by family night with a good movie. We had a good time.

I hope you enjoy the recipe! You can read it from Mandi's blog HERE or believe. I love Mandi's blog! She is a neat gal complete with a chicken coop with laying hens in her the middle of Brenham. They are all about being urban homesteaders.

Here is the recipe below as well taken from Mandi's blog. And below are photos of our pizza night!

(loosely adapted from lucy burney's immunity foods for healthy kids)
preheat oven to 375'

2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp mixed herbs
1 cup lukewarm water
2 tsp instant yeast
4 tbsp oil
(i usually throw in half of a grated zucchini)

mix up the dough and let sit while you get your toppings ready. disclaimer: no babies were harmed in the making of this pizza crust. he stands there until i turn off the mixer and then dives in. Raw dough is a hot commodity in our house! Roll out the dough. Place on lightly oiled and dusted (i use corn meal) pizza pan (i'd use a stone if i had one!) Add pizza sauce (this night i used spaghetti sauce because it's all i had on hand). Layer on toppings- we always start with some sort of leafy green and put on whatever else we have lying around. This night we used peppers, tomatoes and basil. Add cheese (as my sister would say "mozzarella makes it swell-a). Bake for about 20 minutes (or until cheese gets golden)


Sarah Shalley said...

ya'll are so precious! i have a recipe for pizza crust that i can't wait to try. i LOVE pizza too!

QuiltedSimple said...

I know what we are having tonight now for dinner. We love pizza, just not paying the price of it for the 4 of us (and the kids will each eat 4 or 5 slices). Love your pictures.

Hendrick Family said...

Yum! I think I need one of these. Invite me over and make me one!


The Vann's said...

So its an extremely small world, but I (nick) was blog stalking and came upon the Cease's blog. Carissa and I knew of them from highschool when they were still in Sugar Land. He was the youth minister at the church that Carissa sang at. Anyways, its cool that ya'll know them, such an awesome family. We are definitely going to have to try out this pizza crust, def. a guilty pleasure for the vann household.

Anonymous said...

Yummy, love the matching dresses and what a cute helper you have there!

mandi said...

oh my! i'm so flattered! so glad the pizza turned out- and those aprons, too cute!

spanki said...

i can not wait until paysli is big enough to help me cook! i have been searching for a crust recipe, too cool- thanks! it looks great!!

texasmcvays said...

That pizza crust is very similar to mine except yours looks better then mind does I will have to try that! You know, you know, you must know I am all about those aaprons how cute, adorable and darling you too look! I miss you and hope to see you soon...

The Williams Family said...

I thought I had nothing to comment on until I saw the awesome picture of your beautiful daughter in the middle of making the remember sitting in the classroom upstairs at Living Hope during Experiencing God and asking the group to pray for you to get pregnant....tears are brimming at the memory!!!! Then just a few weeks later....ta da! You were snacking on gummy bears in little ziploc bags and carrying that wonderful little girl inside you!!!!!! Amazing! Just wanted share the memory!

Robbyn said...

Oh, isnt homemade pizza the best??? I so love your blog, and especially love seeing your daughter cooking with you :)

Nicci said...

I have to asked where you got the pattern for your matching aprons - they are precious. I would love to make some for my daughter and I! Very cute blog - found it on The Beginning Farmers Wife blog. God Bless!

The Kramer Family said...

Hi Nicci!

It's nice to meet you. My aunt actually bought these aprons for Kaylyn and I at a specialty store. I'm a HUGE 'I Love Lucy' fan and these were Lucy reproduction aprons. I seriously wish I could sew. Know of anyone who teaches this in Brenham?

Thanks for the comment.