Jul 2, 2020

Guys. This dough is BANANAS. Enough heft to satiate everyone at the dinner table (without complaints!) and crisp, cheesy edges punctuated by pillowy insides.  I’ve used this recipe four times since I tried it last month, securing its spot on our weekly menu and our hearts, FOR-EV-ER.

Pizza Dough recipe via King Arthur Flour

Full disclosure, the recipe reads hella high maintenance at first, but it is worth it, pinky promise.

Tomato Sauce (adapted slightly from Vero Pizza & Pasta)

4 tbsp EVOO
1 medium garlic clove, minced
14 oz. Whole Peeled San Marzano Tomatoes*
6 fresh Basil Leaves, torn
1/2 tsp Black Pepper
1 tsp Kosher Salt

Heat oil in saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and stir till fragrant (2-3 minutes).

Add tomatoes, basil, salt and pepper. Break up tomatoes to desired texture.

Reduce heat to medium and simmer lightly, stirring frequently until desired consistency (15-20 minutes).

*Any tomatoes will do. If I have fresh tomatoes (especially near the end of their life) on hand, I’ll rough chop them and add those as well.  I opt for whole peeled San Marzano tomatoes, the sauce is a bit more rustic and makes easy for me to double the recipe (the can is 28 oz.) for reserves, as store bought tomato sauce is more expensive, and we are always in need.

Tips: I've tried a few different cheeses, toppings, and sauces (store bought, homemade and, in a pinch tomatoes directly from a can #desperatetimes) and  even forgotten a fold or two and they have turned out beautifully each time.

Owen, Says

Jun 30, 2020

(When room service was delivered)

“That was so nice of her!”

(Watching me get ready)

“I wanna put my eyebrows on too!”

(Mid-red eye) 

“Why aren’t we in Germany yet?!”

(While giving me a hug)

“I love you, big mama”

"My voice is so loud because I eat a lot of vegetables." 

(While watching a movie)

O: "Daddy, you want someone to sit next to you?"

M: "You wanna sit next to me, bud?"

O: "No, how about Asher?"

(Measuring himself against my height)

"Mom! I'm almost as tall as your nipples!"

Monday Musings

Jun 28, 2020

  1. Downloaded the app, soon to streamline my perpetual list/post it note of things to read/see
  2. Loving these new (to me) podcasts: What A Day, Motherly (especially self care w/ Latonya Yvette), Hey Girl, Rise Together
  3. Watching: When Harry Met Sally (I'd never seen it!), The Mountain Between Us (Kate Winslet and Idris Elba had me SOBBING), Feel The Beat, Labor of Love (I'm volleying for Stewart)
  4. For curating screen time: common sense media
  5. A year later and I finally took the time to learn how to use our Google Home. AND(!) I synced it to Any.list so I don't have to find my phone every-time I need to edit the list
  6. Obsessed with these soups for a no-brainer lunch, summer temps be damned
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