Yesterday we went to get a big boy bed for my son and we came home with a bed, a desk and a library unit for Jana.
Yours truly thought it would be a good idea to assemble the furniture ourselves. I THOUGHT it would be a family activity, a sort of do it your self day. The salesman tried to convince me that it would be tough and time-consuming but I didn’t listen.
We got home and the kids were super excited about the makeover their room was about to under go. I was excited about assembling the furniture. I told them, this will be fun, a big puzzle to put together.
We started with the bed, it was easy enough and I was feeling more confidence in my decision.
Then we started working on the desk and library unit and after the first hour passed, my confidence was shaken. After the second hour that confidence evaporated..
Four hours later…
Yup!you read it right! 4 hours later we finished it. Blistered hands, cursing and kicking (mostly on my part) but we finished it. The kids had a great time “building the new furniture” but I mainly felt stupid for taking on a project way above my level. Ok, I have to say that I felt a little proud for finishing it but I learnt my lesson and there will be no more do it yourself projects in the near future
If you had a full day like mine and you ended up with blisters and splinters you may want to consider a quick an easy meal like our recipe today. All you need is some pizza dough (I had some ready in my fridge that I took out a couple of hours before baking) and the topping of your choice, 10 minutes later your meal is ready. I usually serve this topped with some arugula and some mustard.
Turkey kashkaval pizza
Pizza dough (recipe here)
Smoked turkey slices
Sliced kashkaval cheese
Preheat the oven to 270 C.
Oil your pan and sprinkle it with some whole wheat flour (I use whole wheat because it absorbs moisture and makes sure you get a crunchy crust)
On a floured surface roll out the dough then transfer it to the pan
With your fingers make dimples in the top leaving a 2 cm margin (these dimples insure that the dough wont rise too much )
Arrange the turkey slices
Sprinkle with mozzarella and arrange kashkaval slices on top
Sprinkle some dried oregano
Bake the pizza for 8-10 minutes until the crust is puffed and golden brown, and the cheese bubbles.
Place under the broiler for 2 minutes