This day has gone by way too quickly. I love Saturdays, but they always seem to just fly by.
I’ve got 2 loads of laundry done, all the groceries put away, and the food for the trip with our other supplies.
Inbetween moving stuff around and laundry, I had a little snack.
I sliced one banana into 4 little bites: 2 had some of my homemade almond butter and 2 had dark chocolate dreams. A little snack + dessert all in one! I also had a little unpictured dark chocolate with almonds + cherries.
I waited until Nick was done working outside to start on dinner since I wanted him to make the sauce :)
I made some whole wheat pizza crust – one for me and one for Nick so we could make our own pizzas and have leftovers for lunch tomorrow. I made a recipe that I think I originally got off the Weight Watcher member boards?
For one crust the recipe is (I doubled this tonight):
- 2 1/4 tsp yeast
- 1 cup warm water
- 2 cups whole wheat flour (I used half regular whole wheat and half whole wheat pastry, since that’s what I had)
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup wheat germ
- Dissolve yeast in water and let stand about 10 minutes or until creamy.
- Preheat oven to 450.
- In big bowl, mix flour with wheat germ and salt.
- Make a well in flour mixture and mix in yeast/water and honey.
- Mix dough together and let rise about 30 minutes.
- Roll out and place on baking sheet or pizza pan.
- Bake the crust 10 minutes, then take out and add your toppings.
- Put back in the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes more.
- Let cool and enjoy!
The crust turned out really good. I like the little bit of sweetness from the honey.
Nick made the pizza sauce tonight and it was awesome! He used tomatoes from our garden and added onion and a bunch of spices. Yum. The fresh tomatoes make such a difference.
I topped my pizza with sundried tomatoes, a little mozzarella, feta, black olives and a mushroom mix that had baby portabellos, shitake, and oyster mushrooms.
I also found an easy dessert to make tonight. I had a pear in the fridge that needed to be used and a bunch of blueberries we need to get through before we leave.
I mostly followed the recipe, but I did make a few changes in the crisp topping. I used:
- 2 Tbsp oat flour
- 1 Tbsp brown sugar
- 2 Tbsp oats
- pinch of salt
- 1 Tbsp canola oil
And you can’t have crisp or cobbler without a little ice cream. We have some the slow churned vanilla, which went perfectly with the tart crisp.
I’d say this was a pretty successful Saturday! Let’s hope it doesn’t end too soon because tomorrow will be busy, too.
I’m getting in my pj’s and we’re starting a movie. See you tomorrow!
What fruit do you like in crisps or cobbler?