I had the idea to make a jack o’ lantern pizza. It made for some silly family cooking!
Here we will reveal our favorite pizza recipe! You can whip up the dough in a fancy mixer, but we use a breadmaker that some friends picked up for us at a thrift shop for ten bucks! We love it! Have fun this weekend and try it!
Put the following in this order into the breadmaker:
1 cup warm water
2 1/2 t. yeast
1 t. sugar
1 t. salt
2 T oil
3 cups flour
1 T. italian seasoning, 1 t. garlic powder
Press the dough cycle and wait for approx. 1.5 hrs. It’ll make 2 crusts. (3 if you like thin.) Mike likes to cook the crusts for 8 minutes at 390 before we add the sauce.
Throw in the oven until it’s done! Mike recommends switching the pizza from stone to pizza pan for the last few minutes to make it more crispy. Mike thought ahead and made Sam a gluten-free jack o’lantern pizza too (Sam wanted ham instead of pepperoni).
One day this week, Anabelle came walking through the door with her hands raised high. This is the standard move that means, “Watch out people, I have important homework and things to tell you.”
She announced, “I have to bring toilet paper to school tomorrow. My teacher said I need one roll of toilet paper. NOT USED! She said it CAN’T be used toilet paper.”
The combination of her seriousness and what she was saying cracked us up.
The next day she brought home a toilet paper pumpkin. I’m not kidding. Cloth wrapped around a toilet paper roll. Isn’t it cute? They painted the cloth, wrapped it around the toilet paper and stuck a stick in the middle to hold it together. It’s now a centerpiece on our table. I’m certainly glad it’s not used toilet paper too. ( :
Anabelle also brought home a story that said her favorite halloween candy was candy corn. So I bought some. The thing is, Halloween candy at my house is DANGEROUS. I wanted to put the candy out, but I didn’t want it in a bowl where I would easily grab a handful now and then, not really thinking about it. I wanted it to be slightly hard and a tad annoying process but still look good.
Mike’s french press inspired me.
I think I snorted up some coffee.
My kids always surprise me. Too funny.
Tonight, besides being one of the nights the kids in this town trick -or – treat, is also Haunted Refrigerator Night. Time to check the fridge to see if anything is alive or growing in there. ( :