Sometimes Curious George is Normal – and Pizza Crust Recipe

Yesterday felt like one of the most normal days we’ve had in a long time.  It started with two girls crawling into bed with us to kick, elbow and pass gas  snuggle and love on us.  They eventually begged their way into us getting our butts out of bed and we landed in the living room to have tea and hang out.

We watched some TV, we ate some breakfast, we did a workout (sidenote from my thighs: going from months of 6 days a week workouts, to none at all for 2 weeks means that we are screaming for mercy after yesterday’s routine.  It was awesome, in a painful sort of way. ) Corey joined the girls and I in that one, then we dressed, and hung out some more.

In the garage with Daddy 

I managed to sneak out for a couple of hours to do some running around and have a visit with a good friend, and then came home with a family movie ready to have a good evening.

Safety First!

Earlier in the day I had given the girls the choice of me picking up a pizza or us making homemade pizza and the answer was a resounding – homemade!! 

I pulled out the ingredients and made my super easy and delish pizza crust.  Which is actually also my Rich Tea Biscuit recipe (below).  It doesn’t have to sit and rise, that happens when you make it, its soft and light and the girls love it!  If you haven’t tried it don’t knock it, you probably have the ingredients in your pantry and it’s well worth the 10 minutes it takes to make!

We shaped them into individual pizzas.  The girls added their sauce, ham, pineapple and cheese.  Bethany also of course had to add piles of fresh mushrooms, they are one of her very favourite foods so her pizza was loaded!  We baked, we cut them up and then we headed for our “picnic” blankets in the living room.

We rented Curious George The Movie, and it rocked!  We learned all about how the Man in The Yellow Hat met George, it was so cute.  George is one of Audrey’s favourite guys right now so she was captivated.

Movie ended and the girls headed to bed.  They went down without a fuss and we settled in for a movie of our own.

It was then that I looked over at Corey and realized how good the day had felt.  It wasn’t super exciting, it wasn’t anything spectacular in the whole scope of things a person does with a Saturday, but it was normal.  We needed that time, we needed that simplicity and we soaked it up.

Company’s Coming Rich Tea Biscuits

2 Cups of Unbleached All Purpose Flour
2 Tbsp of Granulated Sugar
1 tsp of Salt
4 tsps of Baking Soda
1/2 tsp of Cream of Tartar (which I always omit because I never remember to buy it)
1/2 cup of Becel (or butter )
1 cup of Milk
Method:  PRE-HEAT Oven to 450 degrees
1. Combine dry ingredients in a medium mixing bowl
2. Cut in Becel until crumbly
3. Add milk and stir until combined
4. Place mixture on a lightly floured surface and knead about a dozen times
5. Shape into either one large pizza crust or individual sized pizzas.  I use my Pampered Chef cooking stones because they cook this so well and I don’t have to grease the pan.  If you don’t have stoneware, please grease your pan. This is also the step where you could make biscuits
6. Add pizza toppings, and bake for 12-15 minutes or until your crust is a nice golden brown.  Let stand for 5 minutes, cut and enjoy!

How was your weekend?

2 thoughts on “Sometimes Curious George is Normal – and Pizza Crust Recipe

  1. Beautiful pizza's, gotta love those stones 🙂 You should be a P/Chef consultant you have such a good name for it 🙂 Blessings to you 4, Liz

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