Still relatively new to Arizona. I have lived on both coasts...I may be working my way inward now. :) I am the mom of a pretty awesome 17-year-old boy (though at this point he would wig out on my saying boy, kid or anything less than teenager) and the wife of a very amazing man. I have been blessed beyond measure when it comes to love, and isn't that really where the blessings count the most? I like to watch people and often I like to comment. I also enjoying helping people, but I kind of get saddened by seeing the same person always in the same boat.
Enjoy EVERY moment in your wedding gown. You can't stay in it forever...SO UNFAIR!!!!
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Thrifty Tips for March 21, 2013
RECIPE AND TIP I was so excited several months ago when I finally had enough room in my freezer to purchase some pizza dough from Sam's Club. For under $20 I bought one case (20 balls of frozen pizza dough). I can make my own dough, and it will be cheaper BUT not so much cheaper in time and yeast that it is really worth it to me. For less than $20 I can buy a case of dough (split it with someone even) and have pizza on hand with very little notice. Here's the trick: Double wrap the dough when you get home and freeze. Pop the dough in the fridge a day or two before you plan to make pizza to thaw out. It usually takes a day. This dough is great for pizza and calzone. Now as much as I do appreciate having pizza dough at the ready, I do like a homemade sauce. This recipe tastes amazing, makes enough sauce for two pizzas, doesn't contain weird preservatives that you can't pronounce, it is totally easy (my favorite part) and is pretty inexpensive.
INGREDIENTS 1 - 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper 3/4 teaspoon minced garlic (I usually buy this by the jar so I always have it on hand for recipes) 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano 1 Tablespoon of Pecorino Romano cheese or regular Romano (I prefer Pecorino) 1 Tablespoon of sugar DIRECTIONS - No joke here. Mix it all together. Let rest while prepping your dough. Super easy, massively tasty.
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What there is of it anyway. I am a person who is consistent only in the fact that I am consistently changing. I am a happy wife and mother. I have been blessed with an amazing son and an amazing husband. They both are quite generous in their love for me, and they both enjoy me for the oddball I can be. I am rich in my life and my experiences. I am not rich in the wallet, but you can't take it with you anyway...so I'll have nothing to miss. :)