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Pizza Crust

I got this recipe from Vicki.  It is a great pizza crust, easy to make.

2 1/4 tsp. yeast, 1 cup water, 2 1/2 cups flour, 2 tsp. olive oil, 1 tsp. sugar, 1 tsp. salt

Combine yeast and warm water.  Stir until dissolved.  Add remaining ingredients and mix well.  Let rest 5 min.  Roll out to size and shape you need.  This recipe is the perfect amount of crust for one reg. size cookie sheet.  Add pizza sauce and whatever toppings you choose.  Bake at 450 degrees for 15 min or until golden brown.



I thought I would share with you all this picture of a beautiful hawk we saw the other day on one of our rides in the bumpy truck.  I know the picture is a little blurred but you can still see how pretty he is.


Yesterday, the girls and I made 13 pts of pizza sauce.  The Horn’s came over for a visit.  We had 15 bean soup, sourdough biscuits and molasses cookies for dessert.  It was a fun visit.  We had planned on picking apples but when we got up to the tree, we discovered a huge hornets nest on one of the limbs.  We decided to wait to pick apples.

Today we are making salsa.  I hope to make either ketchup or spaghetti sauce tomorrow.  We will pick tomatoes this evening and see how many we get.  I mentioned we had sourdough biscuits with our soup yesterday evening.  Well, I think I have finally found a biscuit recipe that we like.  I am not very good at making biscuits but these turned out really well.  I made them again this morning and they were really good with sausage gravy. (But then almost everything is good with sausage gravy).

I hope you all have a great evening and God bless.





Our blackberries are doing much better than I thought they would.  Today makes 3 gal. I’ve picked. YUM!


Yesterday we finished the pears.  Later, we went up to the garden and SURPRISE!  Lots of beans were ready.  We canned 15 quarts and had enough for dinner and lunch today.  

Tomorrow we will be going down to Jessica’s.  Sam has a doctors appointment so the girls and I will be playing with Daniel.  Jess is going to make supper for us before we come back home.  Last night’s menu was fried chicken, green beans, and rice.  We had cantalope and watermelon for dessert.  It certainly has been hot here for the last few days.  Hotter than usual I think.  Oh well, fall will be here soon and everyone knows what follows fall.  I think we better enjoy these hot, summer days.  Cold winter days will be here before we know it.

I think the girls and I will make pizza sauce to can today from the tomatoes we picked yesterday.  The recipe I use is:

1/2 cup oil, 4 med. onions chopped, 4 cloves garlic, 1/4 cup dried parsley, 1 gal. tomato juice, 2-12 oz cans tomato paste, 1/2 cup sugar, 2 tsp. oregano, salt, and basil, 2 bay leaves, 3/4 tsp. black pepper.  mix all ingredients, simmer about 2 hours.  Process pints 30 min on 10 lb pressure.  Yields about 12 pts.  I will be adding banana peppers and some hot peppers to mine today as I have quite a few of these in the garden.

I guess I better get busy with these projects.  Enjoy your day and God bless.

Spirea Bush




Another sign of spring.  The spirea bush is in full bloom.  It has beautiful, small white flowers on it.  I think Friday when the ladies come I will make a bouquet of spirea and forsythia blooms.  Very cheerful!  School today as usual.  It is getting so hard to do school as usual. We so want to be outside playing and doing outside chores.  The girls playing-me doing outside chores.  Well, we must persevere.  I know it will  be worth it.  Temperature is very nice here today.  About 80 degrees.  I have clothes drying on the line, blowing in the breeze.  I love hanging clothes outside.  They smell so wonderful.  Tonight’s menu will be homemade pizza.  Last summer, we made several jars of pizza sauce from our tomatoes.  We have almost used them all so I guess we will need to make more this summer than we did last summer.   I think it is important for my girls to know how to raise a garden, to harvest the produce and then how to preserve it for later use.  I think in todays fast paced America this is becoming a lost art.  I was blessed to acquire this knowledge from my mother and I want to pass it down. 


It tastes as good as it looks.  Enjoy your day and God bless.