Frozen pizza costs somewhere between 8 to 12 dollars or so. We’ve got three in the freezer and call them ’emergency pizza’, throw them in the oven when we’re super hungry and didn’t plan anything aka were surprised by how fast time went by and just realized how late it is due to a cranky toddler.
Today, I was a better mom. At 10am I thought about homemade pizza. And I was again surprised how fun and easy it is to make pizza from scratch.
How to make homemade pizza
Dissolve 1 tablespoon active dry yeast, 1 teaspoon sugar and 1 cup warm water. Measure 3 cups all purpose flour and whirl 1 teaspoon of salt under, roughly. When yeasty water is bubbly, mix everything in the food processor or with a handheld mixer until a dough ball forms itself. Forget about it for a while (min. 1,5 hours). I got all ingredients packaging free in bulk.
With lots of flour on kitchen counter surface and rolling pin make round pizza thingis and distribute tomato sauce over them. Plus grated cheese. And other stuff found in the fridge.
Costs a fraction of the frozen one, tastes great but the best thing of all: if you have a toddler at home, ask her or him to help. So much fun! Everything is kind of everywhere.
And this is also a great way to avoid the dreaded ‘Mommy, I don’t like that‘ sentence even before you said what it is going to be for dinner. Yes, June does that. Goes like this:
‘Are you hungry, June?’
‘Yes!’ … (smiling)
‘Great! Dinner is ready.’
‘I don’t like thaaaaat.’ (Without having any clue what it’s going to be.)
Now after this fun event, I’ll try to involve her again more often. Since baby brother was born, we didn’t cook together but we’ll do from now on, promise!
Had a good mommy day today. Which even included jogging with June. No stroller! She runs.