Day 174: My Teen’s Delicious Homemade Pizzas, and More Recycling Leaves the House

Homemade pizzas

My youngest was really excited about making pizzas for us for dinner today. All the ingredients that she’d asked me to get turned up with the shopping this morning. She asked if I could help her (but only if she needed it as she really wanted to do it herself). I had no idea how to make pizza dough but that I’d be there for her for guidance (another good use of my new acquired coaching skills).

She made the dough at lunchtime…

Pizza dough before rising

…. and it had doubled in size by dinner time…

Pizza dough after rising

She had done a fantastic job and was so proud of herself. Around 5.30pm when I finished working she asked me to help her make a pizza sauce from scratch rather than spread tomato purée on the base. We found a few recipes online and she chose the one where we actually had all of the ingredients.

Whilst the sauce simmered away, I went around collecting all the recycling and placing it outside ready to take round the back later on (bin day again tomorrow). I’ve collected so much again which can only mean that I am throwing things away.

Back to the pizzas…

My daughter divided the dough into four and rolled one base out. She then delegated the rest of the rolling and shaping to me whilst she put the toppings on. I didn’t realise that dough was so stretchy; it just springs back when you try and roll it. We made some fun shapes as it wasn’t easy making them round 😀. Then we popped them in the oven for 10-15 minutes.

The results

The pizzas were so tasty, particularly the sauce. My husband said that they were even better than ones we’d eaten out (won’t mention any shop names). I think that my daughter will make them for us again and this time she wants to make them completely on her own, and maybe try garlic bread as well. I said that I’d be on standby if she needs me.

Until tomorrow…



About Sandra Madeira

I am a full-time working mum with a passion for writing and inspiring others. Subjects I tend to blog about are life skills, parenting, decluttering, worklife balance, etc. At the moment I am on a decluttering mission creating space in my house, garden and mind. I have challenged myself to do at least ten minutes a day and write about it. Have a good day! Sandra Freelance Writer
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2 Responses to Day 174: My Teen’s Delicious Homemade Pizzas, and More Recycling Leaves the House

  1. Maria says:

    How lovely for you all, and your daughter has learnt something new that will set her in good stead for the future.

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