Monday, March 22, 2010
My New BEST FRIEND
Anyone who knows me knows I LOVE to cook. I cook dinner almost every night of the week. Ever since the arrival of Taylor, cooking has become a little more of a challenge. I have to stick with simple recipes to accommodate her short attention span. Many times I "prep" for dinner early in the day. Chopping veggies, cleaning lettuce, measuring out ingredients, just to help speed along the process later. It has actually become pretty fun. I put Taylor in her bouncer on the island and I explain to her everything I am doing. She always smiles and talks back to me. I look forward to the day when she will actually be able to help!
One of my favorite things to make is pizza. I have found several pizza dough recipes that require a food processor, which I have, only it is very very tiny. I always have to cut my recipe in half and combine later. Last weekend I went out and bought the food processor of all food processors. And I must say, I am in love! My main reason for buying it was to make baby food for Taylor (which will be very soon). Today I used it for the first time to make pizza dough. The processor comes with a dough hook and I have never made dough faster or had it clump into such a perfect ball. Again, I am in love! If you don't already have one, you should get one!