Monday, November 8, 2010

Time for Pizza

We were totally caught off guard with Sunday's time change.  I don't recall getting any warnings about falling back an hour this year.  Maybe we're just not watching enough TV.  An easy cure.

Anyway, time was important this morning because I decided to make homemade pizzas for our lunches and I needed to wake up about a half-hour early.  Jamie set the automatic timer on the oven to turn on at 5:30.  Only thing is, he forgot to change the clock on the stove.  So at 4:30 AM we're up trying to figure out what that smell is.

That smell is . . . an oven that needs to be cleaned.  But I digress.

Dough is so simple to make I decided to make it from scratch this time, which I did before I went to bed so it would be ready to roll out, load up, and bake.  I can't eat processed tomatoes anymore, so Jamie has been perfecting his tomato skills.  He roasted some cherry tomatoes--added salt, pepper, garlic, olive oil, thyme, and oregano--to create a homemade sauce for our pizzas.  After adding some fresh chopped tomatoes, pepperoni and mozzarella this morning, I threw them in a 500°F oven and baked them for 8 minutes and voila!

They are delicious.  If I do say so myself.

I know people will think I'm crazy for waking up early to make pizza.  But it's really quite easy so please don't be intimidated if you want to give it a try . . . whatever time you make it!

Also included in the bento:  Capri Sun Roaring Waters, grapes, orange slices, strawberry, cucumber, celery, and carrot sticks with Ranch dip and pineapple dump cake.

And just a reminder, don't forget about our giveaway.  CLICK HERE TO WIN A GOODBYN BENTO!