Wednesday, November 3, 2010

pizza & packages

i got another package in the mail! this one is from nicola. i love the fairy land envelope my letter was in. & look at the cute little brown paper bag! i also love the socks she sent me : ) i wore them today.lydia (my housemate) & i made pizza from scratch yesterday. the dough recipe was really good. i'll share it with you:

pizza dough
1 pkg. (1/4 oz.) active dry yeast
1 cup warm water
2 Tbs. olive oil
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

in a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the oil, sugar, salt and 2 cups flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (dough will be sticky).
turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth & elastic, about 6-8 minutes. place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. cover & let rest in a warm place for 10 minutes.
divide dough in half. on a floured surface, roll out each portion into a 10-in. circle. transfer to two greased 12-in. pizza pans; build up edges slightly. bake at 425degrees for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
top with your favorite pizza toppings & bake for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted. enjoy!p.s. today is my cousin wendy's (the dream catcher maker) birthday! go wish a great one : )


allison, i'm alive dancing naked, amy, & natalie: thanks for the birthday hurrahs! & the food was quite good, along with the company : )

alexia: hello! haha, yes, very make-able food : )

inside the cabinet of wonder: we did have a lovely meal together : ) & YES! as you can see i got your package :D love it bunches. thank you so much for being my pen buddy nicola. i appreciate you : )

dandelionkisses: happy birthday! i'm finding all kinds of ways to say that to you today hehe. dean & pie!! yes!! haha. see you thanksgiving : )

pauline: ohh i love mushrooms too! my friend doesn't really cook with them, but i insisted we try some in the dish. & i'm not too sure what it is called, but we ate it on rolls of bread. we just put garlic, green onion, cilantro, bell pepper, mushrooms, yellow onion, tomatoes, & some olive oil in a pot & cooked it together! haha. very simple, but very good.


  1. Lol, you have!
    Ooooh fantastic package!

  2. yay!!! glad you loved the little brown paper bag as much as i did!! :)
    that pizza looks super yummy!
    i am glad you are my penpal too. :)

  3. Oh my goodness, the package looks so gosh darn cute with the little brown paper bag and the socks and all! And yeahhh that pizza looks pretty good too. Why so much delicious food to taunt me, haha? :)

  4. That package looks like so much fun love the socks and the pencils. Yum pizza, I am always to lazy to make my own dough which is bad.

  5. looks like an awesome nicola package :)