Monday, August 26, 2013

Hi......miss you all!

Hello sweet ladies,


I used pumpkins on our SONday table........they are the cutest pumpkins!!!!!!!


We bought a bushel of peaches..... so I made peach cobbler.......so nummy, plus we are eating them plain and with cream poured over the top.......that is my favorite way to eat them. Do you can or freeze yours? I just did a half a bushel and put them in the freezer on yesterday afternoon. They will be great for smoothies this winter.


OH MY......school is now in session!!!!!!! There are over 200 freshmen and I am right in front when they walk in the door! PIZZA! They are eating me out in about 1 minute and I am trying to be prepared with more after they clean out my station....not! It is a little on the impossible side. Today I will be making some in the regular oven. Then I will be ready to put them out immediately after they come!!!!!!! I hope it works. Glad we have all the kids that we do have.....it makes a difference on our hours! 


Here is a recipe like the one we use at the college but smaller proportions. If you would like to try it. It really is a good one! 

Olive Oil Dough
From Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day

Makes 4-1lb loaves.

2-3/4 cups lukewarm water
1-1/2 tablespoon granulated yeast
3/4 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
6-1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour

Mix the yeast, salt, sugar, and olive oil with the water in a 5-quart bowl, or a lidded (not airtight) food container.

Mix in the flour without kneading. I used my stand mixer with dough hook, but you canuse a spoon.

Cover (not airtight), and allow to rest at room temperature until dough rises and colapses (or flattens on top), approximately 2 hours.

The dough can be used immediately after the initial rise, though it is easier to handle when cold. Refrigerate in a lidded (not airtight) container and use over the next 12 days.

To bake my pizza (I made a personal size pizza) I took a handful of dough and had to use some extra flour (it was a bit on the sticky side for me) and spread it out. I topped with my toppings and then slid the pizza in the oven that had been pre-heated with the pizza stone in it - to 500 degrees. I baked it for about 15 minutes. While I like this crust, I will be trying my friend Mike's recipe next. The one thing that makes this a good one - is that I was able to have it in my fridge and just pulled it out to make when I needed it. Convenience food at it's best!

Hope all is well with you......miss blogging.....with the wedding preparations........I am coming and going! I hope to get back on a more regular schedule! Miss you and your comments. 

Hugs to your day and God bless, 

Linda


14 comments:

  1. We miss you too, Linda, but I totally understand how very busy you are right now. That must be so stressful when the pizza goes so quickly. I would think your plan of making some in the regular oven too should work out well. Love the white pumpkins down the center of the table -- so unique and pretty.

    Have a blessed day!

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    1. Hello Mrs. T......thank you for leaving a comment....how sweet of you! It has been so busy.....I feel like I am going in circles! The pizza fridge never got fixed.......it was very stressful, but I got through it! Love home!
      I love these little white pumpkins so much. They are very sweet looking in any little spot.

      Hugs to your sweet friend, Linda

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  2. Bless your heart!!! You are one busy lady! Anxious to hear all about the wedding plans and decorations. Miss your updates!!

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    1. Hello Charlotte, thank you so much for writing me!!!! I love mail! I can't wait to share more about the wedding......just need to make the time this next weekend!!!!

      I miss writing! Hugs to your sweet friend, Linda

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  3. Love your little white pumpkins and the pizza dough recipe. Do you know how many personal pan pizzas you would get from the recipe? What a busy and exciting time you are having now with the wonderful wedding plans. Miss your updates too but I know the school is blessed to have your family as a part of the school family!

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    1. Hi, I don't know how many personal pan pizzas you would get.....sorry! We are so excited about the wedding!!!! I am going to try to do better on blogging. Thank you for your sweetness!

      Hugs sweet friend, Linda

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  4. Oh Linda I miss you too, but you're so..so busy! I can't believe how you find the time and energy to work, do some chores, tend to your garden and plan for the wedding! Yikes, I wish I was able to help you...so I know just how to help! I will pray for smoother days! ��

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    1. You are so sweet Gert, Thank you so much for the prayers.....you are a blessing to me! This year at the school it is a lot more hectic. I like peace! Hahaha! I really do like a quiet life and the pizzas are going out the door so to speak. They are going through so many and so fast. I will get some short cuts done soon!

      Hugs to your sweet friend and again thank you for praying for me and fam. Linda

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  5. We all understand how life gets in the way of blogging! Your recipe looks delicious - a must try!

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    1. Hi Wendy, so nice to see you here! It does get in the way! The recipe is easy and super good! Hugs sweet friend, Linda

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  6. Hi Linda! I love those sweet pumpkins! I should find good Colorado peaches because we grow the best but the last batch I bought were from California! LOL! Had a little tea party Sunday! I made a little tea treat with tarlets from the freezer section. Diced peaches fine and add a dab of fresh peach preserve and a crumble of gorgonzala cheese! Next time I will try mascarpone cheese because the gorgonzala was too much for most of the phamily and guests! We ate pizza for dinner so I loved your recipe! We use thin crust dough and fill it with fresh veggies and such! Yum!
    I need that peach cobbler! Sigh!
    Blessings, Anne

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    Now I have to go find something to eat because reading about peach cobbler and pizza I'm starving...lol

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