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Everyone can use a little extra motivation, especially on Monday, right? This series is designed to motivate you in different areas of your life whether it be trying a new recipe, organizing an area of your home or testing out a new cleaning tip. I’ll be giving you my take on the assignment and hopefully inspire you to try it out yourself!
Every Sunday I spend some time preparing for the week ahead. I typically get all the laundry done and clean up the house. My husband does the grocery shopping for the week and sometimes I do some baking or meal prep for the week ahead, especially if it’s going to be a busy one! One of my favorite things to have on hand for a quick and easy meal that the whole family will eat is homemade pizza dough. I have a great recipe that is freezable and makes enough for two good sized pizzas (one for the kids, one for us!). Sometimes I use it right away. Sometimes I make a double batch so I can make dinner then freeze the rest for another day. The cool thing about pizza is that you can put almost anything on it. You can even use leftovers! Get creative and have some fun with the toppings. Involve the kids! My kids love helping to make pizza!
Here’s my favorite recipe for easy freezer friendly homemade pizza dough that you can make in about 5 minutes.
Freezer-Friendly Homemade Pizza Dough
- 2 cups warm water (105 to 115 degrees F.)
- 2 Tablespoons active dry yeast
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 4 Tablespoons oil (vegetable, Canola, or olive oil)
- 5 cups flour (can use all whole-wheat, half white/half whole-wheat, or all white)
Pour the warm water into a bowl and sprinkle the yeast over it. Stir to dissolve.
Add the remaining ingredients and mix. I use the dough hook and my Kitchen-Aid mixer but you can mix by hand too.
Dump onto a floured surface and knead dough for two to five minutes until smooth and no longer sticky. If you want to use your dough right away, roll or press it out onto your greased pizza pan (I find that a pizza stone (ungreased) works best), add your toppings and bake at 500 degrees for about 10 minutes.
To freeze: Cut lump of dough in half and place each half in an airtight freezer bag. Freeze for up to 4-6 weeks.
To use frozen dough: Place frozen dough in a greased bowl and thaw at room temperature for at least 3-4 hours. Roll out and shape onto your greased pizza pan or ungreased pizza stone.
Add pizza toppings of your choice. Bake at 500 degrees for around 10 minutes (until the crust looks crispy and lightly browned).