It’s the first “official” day of summer but here it hasn’t been very summer-y! For many of you I’m sure you’ve seen plenty of hot weather but I’m waaay up here in Northwestern Minnesota. We’re the last MN gas station in the US before you hit Canada! Our days have been filled with rain, wind, rain, clouds, rain, a tiny bit of sunshine, rain…well you get the idea. ;D
Needless to say, I’m a little envious of you guys with better weather. I would LOVE to turn on the sprinklers for the kids to run wild or take a nice long bike ride but at least the garden doesn’t need any watering! Too bad it washed away a lot of my seeds. :(
With the kids home for the summer, getting something on the table tasty and fast isn’t always easy. We don’t have pizza delivery or fast food in our small town – not that I’d buy it anyway because it’s just too darn expensive and unhealthy! My kids love mac n cheese and they love pizza! Enter homemade mac n cheese pizza!
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 TB sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 package of instant yeast (not active, INSTANT)
- 1 cup of warm water (115 to 125 degrees)
- 1 cup flour reserved
- your favorite macaroni and cheese recipe (plus 1 TB milk)
- shredded mozzarella & parmesan or other shredded cheese
Blend all 2 cups flour, sugar, salt and INSTANT yeast together in a large bowl. Slowly add enough warm water to combine all ingredients. Lightly flour surface and knead in the extra cup of flour until you get a pliable workable dough. (Depending on the moisture in the air and flour you may need less or more flour). Roll with a floured fingers or rolling pin into an 1/4” thick 12 x 9 rectangle or any shape you like. Place dough onto a greased baking sheet. Prick or dock with a fork. Brush the top of the dough with EVOO and sprinkle with herbs like basil, oregano, garlic powder, thyme, etc. Spread prepared macaroni and cheese pizza evenly over pizza crust. Top with shredded cheese and sprinkle with chopped parsley or basil.
Jenn is a stay at home southern mom raising her kids in Northwestern Minnesota with her trucker hubby. Living on one income isn’t easy but it can be done with a little creative thinking and budget savvy strategies. Read more at Frugal Front Porch.
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