Thursday, June 23, 2011

Kitchen Mishaps

 This one time, I decided to make this really sweet lunch for my husband for father's day.  I mean Penelope is only three and she can't do much so I wanted to make the day special for him.  I was going to make a homemade pizza with fresh toppings and a homemade pie.  I made up my first batch of dough and let it sit for 30 minutes to rise.  Thirty minutes later that baby wasn't rising.  It happens.  Even if you bake and cook all the time you can still fail in the kitchen.  So I try again, made up another batch, warmed up my double oven and got the second batch done.  I turn my oven off and set a a metal bowl filled with dough and covered with a towel.  I left the door open, just wanted the dough to rise in a warm place.  I went into my dining room to cut up some peaches for the pie I was going to make.  About 20 minutes later I walk into the kitchen and see my oven is on FIRE.  The bowl, the towel the rack...just flames spewing out of the little oven.  Thankfully we grabbed some tongs and grabbed that bowl and thew it in the sink and drowned it with water.  The flames on the rack subsided and my oven is okay now.  What happened is that I actually turned my oven to 'warmer' and not actually 'off.'  We just moved in, I'm trying to figure out how all my new kitchen wares work.  So even those seasoned chefs, bakers...okay I'm not really that seasoned. Haha.  I bake all the time, you'd think I'd be good at not catching things on fire.  Nope. Not true. Epic fail.

 So I finally did finish making the pizza three hours later.  Josh thought it was delicious and all is well. Except for my ego.  Do you wanna know what kind of pizza I made?

1 package of yeast
1 cup of warm water
2 teaspoons of sugar
2 1/2 cups of flour
1 teaspoon of salt

Add your package of yeast to your warm water. I let mine sit for five minutes and then added a teaspoon of sugar and let it sit for five more minutes.  Ten minutes total.  Mix your remaining sugar, salt and flour in a bowl.  Add your warm water slowly and mix until your dough has formed.  Place your dough in a greased covered bowl and let it rise for 30 minutes.


Fresh Basil
Fresh chopped roma tomatoes
Fresh Mozzarella pearls
Kalamata Olives
Cooked Italian Sausage
Mini Pepperonis (Penelope loves them)
Hunts Garlic and Herb Marinara sauce

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. And don't catch your oven on fire.

Hope you love it.  It really is yummy.  I first used 1 cup of whole wheat flour and 1 1/2 cups of flour to make it healthier, after the first two tries I ran out of whole wheat flour. I'm sure it would have been great as well.

Seriously. Try it. 


  1. *rumble rumble*

    Oh don't mind me...that was just my stomach over here. That pizza look CRAZY good!

    I'm sorry about your kitchen mishaps though! It happens to all of us..haha. I think I was having my icing troubles on the same day. We struggled and then triumphed together!

    I definitely want to give this recipe a try soon!! (But seriously, why can't I just reach through the screen and grab a slice?? Someone needs to invent that device. Now.) ;-)

  2. Wow this recipe looks and sounds amazinf, i have to give it a try out.
    I think every on has had a kitchen nightmare like that i know i have shhhhh our secret :)


  3. Wow, that sounds dramatic! I am an expert at leaving tea towels on hotplates and lighting them on fire. I actually burnt TWO just today! So silly.

    Katie x

  4. That looks so delicious! Lemme know if you've got any leftovers. ;)

  5. OMG what an epic fathers day story! That's one you'll be telling the grandkids about one day. The pizza looks delicious!!!