pizza pull-apart and airplane plant

I’ll document my busy morning. Most mornings I like to read a bit of the Bible, jump a little on my mini-tramp, go to swim class at YMCA, or work around the house. Today I wanted to make the pizza pull-apart recipe I found. I also got tired of all the little airplanes coming off the airplane plant, so I potted a bunch up to give to the Mission Thrift Store – they love to get them!

I usually make sourdough bread at least 3 times a week; I decided to use part of that dough for my pull-apart pizza. Here it is rolled out into a rectangle and then covered with plastic so it won’t dry out too much. It remained there about 1 1/2 hours.

Next I cut up the cup of  Brussels sprouts while making the white sauce. Spread on the white sauce and then the Brussels sprouts, cheeses and pecans. (Here you see the correct spelling and capitalization of Brussels 🙂

Next comes the messy part – separating it into 5 pieces, then cut into 5 or 6 stacks, placing stacks against each other.

Then into the oven. I also made mac & cheese, heated up corn-on-the-cob, added to yesterday’s salad and took some cookies out of the freezer – ta da – – that’s our lunch !

We liked it ! Chuck washed dishes – thanks, Chuck!

The recipe – pizza pull-apart:

1 pkg. pizza mix (or your own dough)

1 c. shredded Brussels sprouts

1/3 c. blue cheese crumbles and more for garnish

1/2 c. Mozzarella cheese, shredded

1/3 c. chopped pecans

3 T butter, melted

salt and pepper

White sauce:

3 T butter

3 T flour

3/4 c. milk

Pinch nutmeg

salt and pepper

Preheat 350 degrees. Spray loaf pan. Oil or use parchment paper.

Roll out dough to 12″X20″ rectangle. Pour on white sauce, then Brussels sprouts, blue cheese, Mozzarella cheese & pecans.

Cut rectangle into 5 strips. Put on top of each other and cut into 5 or 6 stacks. Place stacks against each other in loaf pan. Bake 30 minutes, then pour butter on top. Bake 30 minutes more. Remove and cool before serving.

White Sauce: Melt butter. Whisk in flour, add milk, whisking. Thicken 5 minutes. Add nutmeg and salt and pepper.

And here are the plant pictures ready to take to thrift store as soon as the cardboard dries out from the watering.

Our Christmas elf-it picture – the video is funny – We have here Scott, me, our 2 children who are adults now and don’t live with us and Chuck who does live with us. What a riot!




Mixes for the win

I saw someone do this with a brownie mix so I thought I’d use up my jars I am saving in case of hard times and make mixes of the things I like to bake all the time.

I read that it is wise to save plastic and glass containers in case of need in times of trouble so I hate to get rid of them, but they sure do pile up.

These mixes are so handy to use and not too hard to make multiples at one time. Yay ! ! !


Carrot Oatmeal Cookies

I loved making these cookies today and they turned out great – – – – –

Carrot oatmeal Cookies

Beat together:
2 eggs (or substitute ground flax with some water)
1/2 c. brown sugar or honey (a little less for honey)
1/2 c. molasses
1/3 c. olive oil (or mashed bananas or applesauce)

Mix then combine with above:
1 c. flour
1/2 c. w.w. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg

Stir in:
1 1/2 c. quick cooking oats
1 c. carrots, grated fine
1 c. raisins

Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 10-13 minutes.

p.s. I see I forgot the 1/2 cup whole wheat flour, but they turned out fine : )