June was an eventful month at our house! We all had minor medical problems but Andrew took the prize when he had to have an emergency appendectomy (his appendix removed)! He had a classic case of appendicitis... nausea and vomiting the first day and woke up with a fever and right side pain the second day! We got him to the hospital immediately but the poor guy had to wait all day for his surgery :-(
Andrew's had a painful recovery and it just makes my heart ache, it's really hard to see my little guy in pain! I got some good quality time in with him though. I stayed at the hospital with him all week... getting up multiple times in the night to help him use the restroom (bringing back memories of getting up in the night with babies- further reinforcing that we are done having kids)! But, Andrew's home recovering now and doing great... although he's bummed he can't go to science camp!
Andrew worked up an appetite this week at the hospital! He wanted Chinese, ribs, Taco Bell, and pizza... in that order! So we've worked our way down his list and had pizza last night for dinner! I am usually the first to pass over any recipe involving yeast, but this recipe sounded so good! Pizza Hut Pan Crust is our favorite, and this recipe didn't disappoint!! It makes three 9-inch (cake pan ) pizzas so we had cheese, pepperoni, and Canadian bacon and pineapple pizzas!
1 cup warm water (105F)
1/3 cup evaporated milk
1/2 teaspoon Salt
4 cups flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 package dry yeast
2 tablespoons vegetable oil (for dough)
9 ounces vegetable oil (3 ounces per pan) - (I just use enough to coat the pan)
Put yeast, sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Add water and stir to mix well. Allow to sit for two minutes. Add oil, evaporated milk, and stir again. Add flour and stir until dough forms and flour is absorbed. Turn out on to a flat surface and knead for about 10 minutes.
Divide dough into three balls. In three 9" cake pans ( or can use 1 - 9 inch pie plate and 1 - 9 x 13 dish) , put 3 ounces of oil in each making sure it is spread evenly.
Using a rolling pin, roll out each dough ball to about a 9" circle. Place in cake pans. Cover with a plate or towel
Place in warm area and allow to rise for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
After the dough has risen you can add your sauce and toppings. Cook at 475 degrees for 10-15 minutes.