Monday, August 28, 2006

What's for dinner?!?!?!?

Well tonight it's supposed to be Shepperd's Pie, but my kids insist on Pizza, so out comes the flour, the yeast and the other ingredients, for some quick and easy homemade pizza.


1 pkg. Quick Rise dry yeast (Red Star)
1 c. lukewarm water
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 tbsp. honey
2 1/2 c. flour

Mix yeast in water , then add other ingredients. Mix well by hand. Cover with dishtowel and let sit in bowl for 5-10 minutes. Flatten on greased pan. Add your own toppings. Bake at 450 degrees for about 12 minutes.

Topping Ideas:

Barbecue Chicken
2 cups cooked chicken, cubed
1 small onion, finely diced
barbecue sauce....just eyeball it

Green peppers, onions, mushrooms, olives

Ham and pineapples

Just go for it....I sometimes double the recipe and make 4 individual pizzas so that everyone can add their own toppings. It's a great way to get the kids involved in the kitchen too.

And here is mine tonight, I doubled the recipe and made a HUGE pizza...and let me tell you, the dough is like a deep dish, but it's so fluffy....totally yummy!!!
I used a can of Italian Tomatoes (basil, oregano, garlic) for the base, instead of the usual pizza sauce. Then I put mushrooms, ham, chourizo, green peppers and cheese. Go ahead and use whatever you have available at home, it's the best way to make it your own!!!



  1. Sandra, Barb kept emailing me telling me she was making "Sandra's french dips" and I finally asked, "Sandra who?" - YOU! I've never looked over here at your recipe blog. What a find. And of course I'm going down to the freezer right this minute to grab a roast - that's what we're having tonight too so I can paint and have the house smelling good when he walks in the door. Thanks a bunch!

  2. That sounds so yummy! My kids love pizza, I'll have to try this one. Especially the bbq chicken one.
    Thanks for all your yummy recipes.

  3. I'm coming back to tell you thanks.I thawed the roast, followed your recipe. Finished my painting while it cooked. Husband came home, house smelled great. He told me it was "quite tasty". I told him - I'll tell Sandra thank you. xoxoox

  4. Oh my goodness, that pizza...looks and sounds scrumptious. Hope you still do the Sheppards pie, I have always wanted to know how to make that. :)

  5. Bev - I'm so glad you found the blog :) I try to post everyday, usually just what we're having that night for dinner, I do include a lot of portuguese recipes because it's what I cook most of :) I'm SO glad you enjoyed the roast, it's such a quick way to make it and it's really tasty :) Hope you come back soon :)

    amclaws - I'm so glad you are enjoying the recipes :) Let me know how the pizza turns out.

    Pamela - You should try the pizza, it's really good :) I'm going to post the Sheppards Pie recipe today, so be on the lookout for that :)

  6. I made your pizza dough tonight. It was just as big and glorious as in your pictures. Thanks for the recipe. I've made a whole wheat recipe for years that takes forever to rise and make; this was much quicker.

  7. I am going to try this on Friday. I think mixing by hand will be good exercise for my writst, which is still pretty stiff. The sauce is a great idea too, just to use the italian tomatoes. How easy that will be. Thanks

  8. Hi! This Monday Menu thingie is making me so hungry! Your pizza looks fab! I'm going to try it. I'm also adding you to my Fave Blogs!

  9. I am now a BIG fan of your pizza - it is easy and quick. I'm tossing all the other "easy" recipes.

    Anyway, I blogged it. Come and look.

    Organising Queen blog and
    Take Charge blog

  10. I found you through Marcia's blog. I enjoy making homemade pizza and am going to try your recipe t.o.n.i.g.h.t!


  11. I think I Stumbledupon you, and boy am I glad!I'm a fairly good cook, I do some wonderful dishes for my family as an everyday occurance. And what flipped my family....? your pizza dough recipe, and topping made with roasted garlic,and linguisa! My 16 yo daughter said that we don't have to buy pizza out anymore. A compliment ! I bow to you in thanks.