Sunday, March 18, 2012

make something saturday

Yesterday morning I was pottering around the house. I stopped and took a look at the two big kids and My Mr, they were all in front of screens of some form, (Miss Evie was busy doing her thing outside) ..... mmmm...... 
I thought for a moment and declared to them all "today I am going to set you all a challenge!". 
The look on their faces was priceless. 
The challenge I told them, was everyone had to make something. 
It could be anything as long as it was appropriate to their skill level and ability, any required materials, ingredients, etc had to be already in the home/shed.
I left them all to think while I continued to potter about with my chores and decide what I was going to choose off my mental "to-make" list.
Finally their decisions were made, I must say that I enjoyed watching the hive of activity as my challenge was taken up and carried out with success.
Here are the results: 
My Mr made delicious pizzas (from scratch) for lunch.
I made a phone pouch with some of my new vintage sheet FQ's.
Miss Abbey made a photo book, chose and placed some photos within.
Mr's son made a planter box using scraps of wood from the back of the shed. 
And Miss Evie made this beautiful mess!

:: pizza base recipe::
2 cups plain flour (Mr used wholemeal)
1 heaped teaspoon of dried yeast
1 teaspoon caster sugar
1/2 teaspoon of salt
2 tablespoons of olive oil
3/4 cup of warm water
* place all dry ingredients into a large bowl, mix well.
add oil then water.
mix to form a soft dough.
knead well on a floured surface until smooth and pliable (approx 10 mins).
place dough back into the bowl, cover and leave in a warm spot for approx. 30 mins or until it has doubled in size.
remove the dough from the bowl and gently knead for 1 minute.
roll out to desired thickness and size.
add your favourite toppings.
cook in a hot oven.
*this makes approx 4-5 small pizza bases.

instructions for phone pouch found here.

1 comment:

  1. What a great idea and wonderful that they all rose to the challenge.