Jan 5, 2011---Pizza! Pizza! Pizza!

So tonight, dinner duty was on the kids (I might have helped a little bit).  We made pizza on the stone and the dilapidated pizza pan the stone won, hands down.  The dough was just the slightest bit chewy on the inside but crunchy on the outside---perfection (at least in my humble eyes).  And because we made two pizzas there are plenty of leftovers...which makes this mama very happy. 

I did get to use two gidgey gadgets beyond the stone (which was used for the first time in 7 years---no joke).  I used my stand mixer (which I probably use more than I should [insert comment about baked goods and waistlines here]) and my Pastry scraper.  I use the scraper mostly to get the gunk off the counter when I have to knead doughs or scrape off the mystery goo from cooking (I know...you're really excited to come eat in my kitchen now!). 

Day 5, complete (although not without temptation from Arby's Text-ra (free sandwhich....no purchase required) or from Ihop's advertisement of all-you-can-eat pancakes for 4.99).


Jan 5, 2011---National Whipped Cream Day

While researching ideas, I  came across national food holidays.  As a kid, I fondly remember the day we ate green eggs and ham to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday (second grade for those who are counting) or when I randomly heard about National Ice Cream day....so in honor of fond childhood memories (and this will only last as long as I'm amused at this whim), I'd like to publicly (although privately from my own home) celebrate National Whipped Cream Day.

My dear prego sister-in-law has a monster gadget that I wouldn't mind having: a whipped cream dispenser. I'm not too keen on having to purchase h2 refills.  In the meantime, I'm going to celebrate by feeding my fam oatmeal (because it's National Oatmeal Month) with bananas, walnuts, brown sugar and whipped cream for breakfast and some nice hot chocolate with whipped cream (from a can) after school.

Happy National Whipped Cream Day!  Oh, and if you're interested in a .50 off coupon from Reddi-Whip, click here!

And for tonight's dinner, we're going to re-attempt pizza:)