Tuesday, September 4, 2012


On Tuesdays the kids and I usually have an easy dinner as Antz is at band practice.  Tonight was no exception, apart from the fact that we're all a bit tired. Ella's got a flu bug that had her vomiting on Sun night and off school for the past two days with fever and now a cough. Cora has the sniffles and is generally a bit more clingy than normal. I was up at midnight, 3am and 5am this morning to each and every one of them, so yes, an easy dinner tonight was a blessing!

Without the distraction of daddy coming home, I also usually manage to get them all to bed a bit earlier than normal which is great.
Tonight we had pizza. I make my own dough at lunchtime usually when I've got plenty of time, so 5pm tonight was a quick construction effort and into the oven.

Dough rising
I used a new recipe tonight from the one I usually use which is from The Pioneer WomanThis is the new recipe and it's okay...not sure which I like best, both much of a muchness to be honest.
I usually put the same ingredients on top every time as the kids like it and I suppose then it's nutritionally complete as a meal. 

Caramelised onions
Diced leftover chicken
Diced red and yellow pepper
Grated cheese

To caramelise my onions I dice a whole onion and saute with some olive oil for a few minutes on a medium low heat. The key is to soften the onion without colouring it to allow the natural sweetness of the onion to develop.

I often add in a small sprinkle of brown sugar and a drizzle of balsamic to give a bit more depth of flavour then keep it on a medium heat for a few more minutes stirring continuously until ready.

Et voila! Some tasty onion to add to your pizza.

Not the best photograph...taken in haste whilst the kids were begging "where's my dinner!".

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