Meal time can often be a bit disastrous for our family. What can I say — it’s a work in progress. I have tried many different tricks to get them to behave at the table. One of our most successful tricks has been to get them excited about the meal. Sometimes I give them the choice of two meals that I make or ask them what sides they want. But one of their favorite things is to make their own pizza. They love helping me in the kitchen and they get so excited when they get to help make a meal. Plus at the end they get to eat pizza, which they love.
- 1.5 cups hot water
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1/3 cup honey
- 2 tsp salt
- 4.5 cups flour (I used all whole wheat)
- 1 tbs yeast
- 2 tbs Italian seasoning (when I didn’t have this I used oregano and it still tasted great)
- 1 tbs garlic powder
I put everything in my bread maker and hit the dough button, which is fabulous because an hour and a half later I come back and its ready to go. This recipe can also be used without a machine — you just have to mix and knead everything together. Let it rise for about 30-60 minutes. Knead it again. Then let it rise and it should be ready to go. This recipe is enough dough for me to make four little pizzas and one large rectangle pizza the size of a cookie sheet for the grown ups.