Monday, February 18, 2008

Murphy's Law

Just when you think you're doing so well, there's Murphy holding the door for you. Today it was at the doctor's office. We have new insurance and our co-pays are $30 instead of the $10 it was with our old insurance- ouch! After prescriptions, I am $2 in the hole for the day! Even with the $4 WM generic plan. I had my forty dollars ready to deposit and it was gone before noon. However, we did make an extra car payment last night! Thank goodness for the emergency fund or I would be in trouble today.

I did resist the urge to go check out the "Mega Meat Sale" as I have plenty in the freezer. I realized as I was waiting for our medicine I was only going to go because we had been stuck in the house all weekend and I was BORED. How many times have we spent money from boredom? It was my goal to NOT go to the store until the 10th of next month and here it is only the 18th. I will be glad when it's nice enough to go to the park. The kids get to burn energy and I don't spend any money.

Speaking of fun things with kids, I will include the recipe for the day. My girls LOVE to bake and "help" in the kitchen. I am a CONTROL FREAK, OCD Mom, whatever you would like to call it. It's very hard for me to let them just have fun. Who cares if it gets messed up? I don't know why I am wired this way. Character flaw, I guess. Anyway, Saturday night we made homemade pizza. The baby, Peyton, got to pour everything in the big bowl. Maddy helped me knead the dough and then Peyton helped roll out the crust. I did the sauce and cheese and the girls put out pepperoni until the package was gone. It was so much fun for all of us. Daddy was very impressed with his 2 little chefs, and dinner ACTUALLY got eaten, with no complaining. After figuring the cost, it was about the same as a hot and ready $5 pizza but we created a memory and dinner at the same time. Much cheaper than Disney World!!

Pizza Crust Recipe (Courtesy of Beans and Rice blog)

1 tbsp. active dry yeast
1 cup warm water (105- 115 degrees F)
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 1/2 cups flour

Dissolve yeast in water. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix.
Dump onto a floured surface.
Kneap into a smooth dough. (five minutes or so)
Roll out and press into a greased pizza pan or baking stone.

Add toppings.

Bake at 450 degrees F 12-15 minutes until the crust looks crispy and lightly browned.

If you have never made dough from scratch, as I had not, it takes the full five minutes to get the dough smooth. It will be gummy and sticky and yucky until then. Don't give up! It really is delicious!

1 comment:

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