I can still remember sending Kate to school and thinking it was pajama day - it wasn't. I vividly remember our preschool teachers shaking their heads at my lack of "togetherness" - forgetting snacks, lunches, picture day, etc. It was bad.
Our current stage in life continues to be hectic, but in a different way. We are still "enjoying" the fact (read: sarcasm) that we have three different school schedules to manage, but I have the luxury of staying home full-time. I can complete my work while the house is empty and then prepare for the barrage of chaos when we begin our evening.
My day planner contains all of our sports practices, Rob's schedule, game times and locations, my cooking jobs, school reminders, and our meals. The kids even look at it - but mostly to see what we're having for dinner! I never thought I'd plan my meals, but it is nice to be able to plan out my grocery trips and not be running to the store every other day.
And now to the point of this whole story - the kids were excited to discover we were having deep-dish pizzas last night. This is a repeat recipe - but one that bears repeating. They are awesome. Here is my original post, complete with recipe.
I did tweak things a little from the original - I made the pizzas in two 9-inch cake pans instead of the mini dishes. And, I made a pepperoni version and then one with sauteed mushrooms, onions, and peppers.
|front pizza layers: crust, pepperoni, provolone, mozzarella, Williams-Sonoma pizza seasonings|
|front pizza layers: sauteed veggies, provolone, mozzarella, sliced ham, seasonings, oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes|
|next step is to add sauce|
|fold the extra dough over and add parmesan|
|bake at 375 degrees F for 40 minutes|
I'm not saying that I'm totally organized. But, I'm getting there. It's just nice not to forget everything.