Friday, November 4, 2011

Friday Thoughts...

* Yesterday we had an appointment with a financial advisor at our credit union.  I came home and went through our bank account and divided up all of our October purchases into the following categories in list form - groceries, dining out, cars, bills, and other.  It was eye opening to say the least... Here I was thinking we were doing "better" and I definitely see some more areas for improvement...which was the purpose of doing the list.  Now I am working on tweaking for this month.

* Today is my last shift training for my new work at home job as a help desk analyst.  Next week I start working on my own.  Yikes!  There is a lot to learn about the I am hoping I can handle it next week.  I work tonight from 2-5, so we are having tacos for dinner (quick and easy).

* Last night I attempted to make pizza dough from scratch and it was a BIG fail.  I tried twice.  Then Maddie and I headed to the store for the refrigerated bags of pizza dough the bakery makes for $1.99 each.  I came home, rolled that out, added our sauce, cheese, and pepperoni and it was fabulous... but I am still kind of bummed my dough making attempt failed.  Anyone have any fool proof pizza dough recipes they could share?

* This morning I cleaned my kitchen and mopped my kitchen floor.  My mop is terrible... I need a better one.  Any recommendations?

* I need a blog makeover.  I know what I want.  I already bought the kit with the designs...but I have no idea how to put it all together so it looks okay in Blogger.  Any advice?  I've entered a few recent contests for a free blog design so I am hoping I win of those.

* I need to make an appointment for Madison's holiday photos.  I need them to design my Christmas cards.  I got a great deal from Living Social for $10 for The Picture People.  I need to make her an appointment sooner rather than later. 


Sarah said...

I'm getting my blog redone by Kreated by Kelsey. She does a really good job and isn't as expensive as many of the others!

kristiemichelle said...

I use a very simple recipe for a No Yeast Pizza dough! Its very good!

2 1/2 c. flour
2 3/4 tsp. baking powder
(if you use baking soda, use half & omit the salt)
1 tsp. salt
1tbsp. olive oil
3/4 to 1 c. water

Mix dry ingredients. add 3/4 c. water and oil. Stir until forms ball. If dough is stiff add more water.
Dough should be soft & not sticky. Knead on floured surface for 3-4 mins then Roll out.
Lightly flour bottom of pizza pan to avoid a stuck pizza!
Bake at 400* for 15-25min.

I always use this for my Cheeseburger Pizza! My Kids love it!
Good Luck!

Single Mama said...

Ahh the eating out part is killer when you add up all of those little purchases. I said at the beginning of November - so more fast food splurges for the rest of the year. Doing good so far :)

I want a new blog design as well -