With Sam out of town, we're (I'm) trying to keep busy so that I don't realize how lonely it is without him. In an effort to make things less stressful, I was successful in meal-planning for the week, and declared Monday night homemade pizza night. I enlisted the help of the kids, who were responsible for stirring (tasting), spreading, sprinkling, and placing.
Then I put it in the oven.
So, pictorially, it went something like this:
Step 1: Stir pizza sauce (or taste it & consequently get it all over your body resulting in a shirt change).
Step 2: Prepare the dough (a task that wouldn't be complete without getting flour EVERYWHERE).
Up close and personal with the dough. You know, it REALLY doesn't look appetizing like that. I think it was a little "sticky". I guess it didn't matter too much.
Step 3: Apply sauce to dough. (For Abby, step 3 is "Kick older brother off the stool", which you will see she completes successfully.)
Step 4: Continue to apply sauce to dough. (This took a REALLY long time. Ben's somewhat of a perfectionist.)
Step 5: Sprinkle with Cheese! (Of course I failed at having enough mozzerella on hand, so we supplemented with a little cheddar. How American of us.)
Step 6: Place the Pepperoni (...and bake!)
Step 7: Enjoy!
I won't say it's the best pizza I've ever had, but I can say with absolute certainty that it was the best pizza I've ever made from scratch! (wink, wink) I now know some things to tweak on my next go round. But really...it was INCREDIBLY easy to do. Hooray!