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ones of those days

by practicewithdanielle
salami cheese pizza in a cast iron pan on a table top

Today the weather is beautiful.
The sun is out.
I listened to this song all morning. 
Work is fun and busy.
I’ve gotten so many nice emails.
I met a new person.
Bella hasn’t peed on the floor (yet).
My noon class was insanely fun.
I had a great workout.
Leftovers tasted good.
A package came in the mail today.
I got fun plans with my man tonight.

Life feels fucking fantastic. 

I’m making a special note to pay attention to absolutely everything today. Not every day feels like this, in fact some feel like the complete opposite.

When you’re having a bad day, happiness can feel impossible. Nothing will put you in a good mood. The only thing that brings me a little comfort is knowing it’s not always like this. Life ebbs and flows and good days happen and bad days happen.

Not a groundbreaking thought I know, but I gave myself that little reminder today.

When life feels fucking great, hang onto it with both hands and remember the feeling.

When life feels shit, know every day isn’t like this and remember what it’s like to feel good. You’ll be there again.

No matter what state your day is in, it’s about to get a little better because I’m sharing one of my favorite recipes.


Really, you will not mess this up. And it tastes 1000x better than store bought (yes even Trader Joe’s). And once you get the hang of it, it’s faster than going to the store and picking it up.
salami cheese pizza in a cast iron pan on a table top

Pizza Dough
(start making this 2 hours before you want to eat pizza)
(makes 2 large pizzas or 3 small pizzas)

3.5 cups all purpose flour
1 packet active dry yeast
1.5 tsp salt
2 Tbs honey
1.5 cups warm water
1 Tbs olive oil

Start by putting the water and honey in a microwave safe container. Heat for about 30 seconds or until the water is warm but not scalding. In the meantime mix the dry ingredients together.

Mix the water/honey so the honey mostly dissolves, then pour that mixture into the bowl with the flour/yeast/salt. Stir until all the flour is incorporated.

Coat the dough in olive oil and put it back in the bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or clean towel and let rest in a warmish area for 1 hour.

Divide dough in two (or three). I keep half in the freezer for another use. This is good for at least a few months (though who are we kidding, it never lasts that long).

On a floured surface, knead your dough for about a minute. Then let it rest on a floured surface for 30 minutes.

In the meantime, turn your oven on 450F and prep your toppings. I must say these sweet onions are kinda my thing now but seriously ANYTHING GOES ON A PIZZA.

Roll out your dough, and put it on a cookie sheet or pizza pan. I use a cast iron pan and put a little oil on it first.

Bake it SANS TOPPINGS for 5 minutes. THIS is how you get crispy pizza crust people. And that’s the best kind.

Then pull it out, put your toppings on and bake until the cheese gets all melty/burnty/cheesy. About 12-15 minutes. Try and wait a minute to eat it but don’t judge yourself too harshly.


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