Monday, November 11, 2013

Pizza, Pizza, Pizza!!!!

Dough Ingredients 
1 3/4 Cups All-Purpose Flour
1 Envelope Pizza Yeast
1 1/2 Teaspoons Sugar
3/4 Teaspoon Salt
2/3 Cup Very Warm Tap Water
3 Tablesppons Oil

Pizza Toppings
Pizza Seasoning
Pizza Sauce
Mozzarella Cheese

The Ingredients 

Step 1:  Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit

Step 2:  Combine one (1) cup flour, package of yeast, sugar, and salt in a large bowl.  Followed by water and oil.  

Step 3:  When it comes time to mix it all together you're going to need to set 1/2 cup of flour aside.  You're going to use this as you blend everything together.  So as you blend slowly pour in that 1/2 cup of flour.  Be careful with this because pizza dough becomes sticky and has a tendency to get stuck on the stirrers and slowly work its way up.  I've learned the best thing to do is to barely let the stirrers touch the bottom of the mixing bowl.

After you have mixed your ingredients you should have something like what you see in the middle.  I guess you can say it's a "ball."

Step 4:  Put a nice handful of flour on a clean counter top and place dough ball out.

Step 5:  You're going to knead the dough out so when it's time to place it on a pizza pan you're not having to stretch it out too much.

Step 6:  With floured hands you're going to spread the dough out on a greased pan.

Spreading the dough out.  Sometimes the dough will start to "snap back"  from the edges so you may have to spread it over the edge of the pan.

Step 7:  I like to some butter and pizza seasoning mix to spread on my dough.  Then evenly distribute a jar of pizza sauce*, package of mozzarella cheese, and pepperonis on my dough .

* I added some Sriracha Sauce to my pizza sauce for a little kick.  Try it out if you like spicy food.

Add water ingredients you like but I keep it simple.

Step 8:  Place your pizza on the bottom rack and let it cook for about 13 minutes until the cheese is bubbly and the crust is brown.

Finished Product

Until next time!!!!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Friday Ramblings: Hope You Missed Me When I Was Gone

It's Friday so you know the deal...

  • Teaching is like two full time jobs!  I have never been more drained than I have in the past two months!  These kids are like dementors when it comes to the energy they suck out from you.  Now I understand why so many of my lady teachers were unmarried with no kids.
  • My "boo thang" just asked me if I miss receiving flowers from him.  That would be a hell yes!  I didn't realize it until now but sometimes those little gifts helped energize me into the next week.  Seems like the kids are just getting worse as time goes by.
  • For some reason these kids are shocked when I know modern music.  I finished the lyrics to that "23" song and it was such a shocker to so many.  I even mentioned Chief Keef (I guess that's how you spell it) and it was amazing.
  • My cohort member/coworker/boo had her baby.  She's so freakin' adorable and when I see her she barely cries.  She just eats, cries for a second, then falls out.  My type of child.
  • God Bless my parents for raising me.  Even though they get on my nerves, working in the school system has made my appreciation greater for them.
  • I'm seriously struggling to write this.  My life revolves around school now!
  • I hate when I go out and people just constantly ask me if I want something to "drink" and I tell them I'm fine with my little bottle of water.  Let a girl breathe!
  • This dude at what I guess was a "party" told me that he wouldn't bite...unless I wanted him to.  Negro...who do I look like to you?!
  • Some people are just plain idiots.  Point.  Blank.  Period.
  • I've yet to see the perks of me joining the PTA.  I've also yet to be invited to any PTA meetings.
  • God grant me the serenity not to call anyone's child out of their name.  I will not succumb to the Devil's games.
  • I seriously need to become a vegetarian.  This meat is not working with my body anymore.
  • American Horror Story:  Coven is like the greatest show ever.  Funny how I never wanted to watch this show because scary stuff freaks me out but just hearing that Angela was in...
  • One of my students said he bets I curse up a storm once I get in my car.  I just stared at him like get out of my face.  He knows the real deal though.
  • Wendy's chili is the devil but I say this all the time and still eat it when it gets cold out.
  • Another Halloween has gone by and I didn't dress up. *sigh*
  • I need to go to church.  I will make that my mission for this upcoming Sunday.
  • I miss going cycling.  It was my peace of mind for a long time when I came back to Augusta following a lot of stuff.  I'd love to get a personal trainer but money is tight.  Time to get back in that gym.
  • I miss my dance classes.
  • I miss my friends...even when they aggravate me with those, "You don't text me anymore" messages.
  • Why does Jason Derulo still have a career?!?!?!?!  Like seriously!
  • I'd love to dye my hair blonde...but I also want to have hair on my head.  Priorities...
  • Yeezy had the nerve to say that Kim K is more influential than the first lady and could never post a picture like she did in that one swimsuit.  This dude has lost it.  She's the First Lady...of course she wouldn't post a picture like that.
  • Ooooohhhhh kill 'em!!!