Pizza and Roomies

SNOW DAY!!  Yep, that’s right, classes were cancelled today due to dangerous roads and snow, and with the severe weather alert (have you seen this article!??!), I’m not certain as to how much schooling we’ll actually have this week.  *knock on wood*

I mentioned in my snowy post that the roomies and I would be making pizza, and promised to write a post about it…and since I make a habit of keeping my promises……..here’s the pizza post!!!

First, I must thank my dear roommate, Nikki, for being our faithful photographer and sharing her pictures with me.

THANK YOU, NIKKI!!! 😀

And also, may I say…Betty Crocker Pizza crust recipe, for the win!

First, we measured flour, salt, sugar and yeast, then mixed them together in a large bowl.

This was my first attempt at cooking anything with yeast that WASN’T in a bread machine.  Yikes!

Style is a must in our kitchen.  Coordination is especially key.  Notice how the red floral pattern compliments the purple plaid pants.  Perfection. 😉

Look at the aprons!  That’s also a must for our kitchen (Elizabeth, we missed you!!!!)

Ok, back to the cooking!  We added oil and water to the dry ingredients, then mixed them with a hand mixer for awhile before adding more flour, then mixing by hand.

Then, our oh-so-strong roomie, Marisa, got her knead on.  And she showed that dough who was boss!

I gave Nikki a break from the camera ’cause she needed in some of these shots!  And she wanted to properly cheer on Marisa’s kneading endeavor and show her overall excitement for pizza 🙂

Back in the bowl the dough went to rise in the oven…

…except it didn’t rise very much.  Oops.  Hope that doesn’t cause problems…

But we kept calm and carried on!  Dividing our dough into two sections, we flung skillfully tossed our dough.  Except nothing really happened.  So we took to the safer route and patted them onto our greased cookie sheets.

Yep, much safer!

While the crusts pre-baked, we gathered our toppings!  Ohhhh yum.

We got a little ansty waiting…

But finally it was time to make pizza!  Nikki expertly sauced the crusts.

Next came the cheese and salami (just cheese on the other) and then…….

…..and then they were DONE!  Hooray!

We had salad and bread with our pizza-pies…sound weird?  Then just pretend the bread was bread sticks 😉

So there’s our pizza adventure!  The crust turned out quite tasty, and all in all, we thoroughly enjoyed the fruits of our labor.

And now I’m hungry.  Better go find some dinner!

OH MY GOSH!  HOW COULD I FORGET!!!  Make Food Not [Body] War is now on Facebook!  Hop on over there a click like, if you please 🙂

Here’s a link, for your convenience.

Blessings,

Beth

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8 thoughts on “Pizza and Roomies

  1. YAY for pizza.
    So your crust didn’t rise quite like you anticipated… yeast can be a bit fickle… so proof it. You want to know that it is going to do it’s job. next time whatever the water measurement is add that plus like a tablespoon of your needed sugar to the yeast… but before you add that water make it warm water… about 110* no need get all technical just turn it on so it is warmer then your skin but need not scald yourself… and leave it for 5-10 minutes… helps the yeasties get growing before they get all mixed with what you want them to rise. put it in a bigger bowl cause it will get bubbly. Then add it to the rest of your flour mix. 🙂

    • Ooooh thank you for the tip! We were totally just guessing on water temp…and the recipe had us mix it all together at the same time. It seemed kinda odd to me, but having next to ZERO experience with yeast, I just went with it.

  2. I just adore everything about this post! The pictures are hilarious, and I LOVE the addition of the captions. I may just have to go look at it again. teehee.

    Thanks for keeping record of so many wonderful things that happen in our apartment.

    • Awww I’m glad you like it! I had a lot of fun with the captions…picnik.com, yo! I’m glad to keep a record…we’re gonna love it when we’re old 🙂

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