A couple weeks before my last daughter was born, I did a freezer meal workshop and had about 7 dinners in my freezer. It was such a great feeling to know that we had healthy, homemade food in the freezer for days that I didn’t feel like a full meal prep. Well, you don’t have to have 4 kids to figure out that this is a good idea 😉
A couple months ago, a recipe idea popped up in my FB feed on how to make a pizza snack out of Pillsbury pizza dough. It was pretty quick and easy and looked so pretty. The best part? My kids loved it!
I remembered that my mom used to make calzones for my brother and I and then freeze them so I set out to find a good recipe. I stumbled across this blog about filling your freezer in 4 weeks – perfect! And then adjusted the recipe a little.
The first batch tasted great (shape was a little wonky but who cares). For filling, I made my girls’ favorite pizza – Hawaiian. I cut up the pieces in the filling so that they were bite sized – and a big hit.
I thought I would try to pump up the healthy by trying a whole wheat flour blend (1:3 whole wheat to unbleached flour). The dough was quite a bit dryer and not as
tasty. My husband thinks that with a ground beef combo, the grease would help to round out the texture.
One quick tip: while the dough does freeze well, putting it in the fridge did not seem to stop the yeast from rising. So you’ll want to work quickly and make up the pizza pops before your dough runs away on you.
2 Tablespoons active dry yeast
2 cups warm water (around 100 degrees F.)
2 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons salt
5 – 5 1/2 cups flour
4 tablespoons oil (I used grapesed oil)
Mix the yeast and warm water in a measuring cup and set aside til nice and bubbly.
Mix the sugar, salt and flour. I put them all into the Kitchenmaid and mixed it with the dough paddle. I added the oil to the yeast and water mixture and then poured it into the flour mixture, stirring gradually until dough is well blended and manageable.
There’s a great recipe for made from scratch sauce here or I just used a canned version. You can also use a tomato based pasta sauce and add a little tomato paste to thicken it.
You can fill with whatever you like. Ingredients should be precooked. Here are some sample combinations.
Preheat your oven to 500 degrees F.
Divide your dough into 12-16 pieces, depending on the size that you want of finished goods. Roll it into an oval shape.
Place about 1 1/2 tsp of pizza sauce on one half of your dough, careful not to touch the edge. Place about 2 tablespoons of filling in the center and then sprinkle with cheese.
You can then either fold the dough in half and squash the edges together with a fork or roll the edge and flute it like a pie crust. Be kind to yourself, the first few may look a little wonky!
Place on a lightly greased baking sheet and brush the tops lightly with oil.
Bake for 10 minutes or until they are light golden brown.
Enjoy! I’d love to hear what creative fillings you come up with. Post in the comments!!!
Wow – another flash sale by Norwex until 10 am on Thursday. Cleaning on the go? Or want more oomph in your cleaning without more muscle? Our Quick Clean, Quick Sale has you covered! This features our elbow-grease-in-a-jar Cleaning Paste ($5 off) and the Travel Enviro Set (Clean on the go and save $3).
Cleaning Paste is my go-to for getting marks off walls, shining up the sink or faucets and sharpie marker on my totes. It also works really well to get sticky residue off (you know, when you pull the tag off but a little gets left behind…)
The Travel Enviros are super handy for wiping down tables, highchairs, plane seats and more. They remove up to 99% of bacteria on the surface of what you are cleaning and come in a package of 4.
Here is where you’ll find them on my site:
Travel pack: http://www.norwex.biz/PublicStore/product/Travel-Pack-NEW,1895.aspx
Cleaning Paste: http://www.norwex.biz/PublicStore/product/Cleaning-Paste,813.aspx
Or message me by 9 am on Thursday if you’d like to some up.
Ahhh yes. Of course after a big tradeshow, my email has been corrupted or some foul thing! If you are trying to reach me at this domain’s email, you may get a server rejection issue. =(
You may reach me at goodcleanfungirls [at] gmail.com
My husband called me and said, “This woman was just on the radio talking about how you should wipe down airplane trays with antibacterial wipes. You need to tell her about Norwex!” Well, he’s right. And she has a point.
One of the unfortunate side affects of traveling is that we can be exposed to everyone else’s germs through contact with common areas. Don’t get me wrong – I don’t advocate living in a bubble. But there is a simple thing that you can do to improve your chances of staying healthy: use a Travel Enviro to wipe down the area that you’ll be touching.
I carry a Travel Enviro in the Norwex Reusable Wipes Bag with a small spray bottle filled with water. The Wipes Bag has 2 pockets – one for carrying clean cloths, the second for tucking them away once used. This is especially handy for wiping down highchairs and tables in restaurants. You’d be amazed (and disgusted) and what the Enviro picks up. But then I know that it’s safe for my kids to eat right off the table! I also wipe down my kids’ hands and faces after they’re done eating with either the Travel Enviro or a Baby Wash Cloth. It’s quick, simple and effective.
Wet wipes are one of the most common consumer items in our landfills, making up 30% of non-biodegradable waste. By using a non-disposable product, you are making a choice that is also good for our environment.
Bringing baby into the world can be a beautifully messy event. Norwex environmental products help you to reduce the use of chemical cleaning agents in cleaning and personal care while creating a safer home for new families. You are in a unique position as a trusted advisor to make recommendations for new parents who are surrounded by choice. Norwex is a natural option to simplify cleaning and caring for baby.
Cleaning is quicker, safer and gentle on the earth while being extremely effective. Remove up to 99% of bacteria on the surface that you are cleaning with just water and microfibre with proper use and cloth care. Rinse cloths under hot water and rub, then hang to dry. Micro silver in the wet cloth goes to work using its self-purification properties against mould, fungi and bacterial odour within 24 hours.
Here is a short video that demonstrates the basics of Norwex and how it works: http://bit.ly/NorwexNow
Some products that you might find useful are:
EnviroCloth: Use dry or wet to clean everything with outstanding results. Our microfibre is so innovative at 1/200th the size of a human hair. The Enviro mechanically removes what is on the surface and then holds it in the cloth without spreading between cleans so you avoid the danger of cross-contamination.
Window Cloth: Get windows, mirrors and shiny surfaces sparkling clean with only water. Lightly mist the surface then polish with a dry window cloth. Or clean with a damp Enviro and follow with the Window Cloth for streak free shine.
Baby Body Pack: These ultrasoft microfibre baby cloths let you bathe baby without soap. The embedded silver helps the cloth to self-sanitize between uses. Pair it with the Reusable Wipes Bag
Baby Hooded Towel Set: A soft, absorbent towel for quick drying. I find that by the time I move my baby from the tub to change area, she is almost dry.
Timeless Rescue and Relaxation Gel: This is for you after a long day or to help momma’s with leg cramps and sore muscles. This synergistic blend of natural, botanicals of devil’s claw extract, chamomile and arnica glides onto pressure points like neck, temples and shoulders for an aromatic, tingling sensation that relaxes and refreshes. 99.78% of ingredients are from natural origin
Mattress Cleaner: an enzyme-based product designed to remove organic material and provides a deep cleaning of body oils, pet dander and other contaminants from pillows, comforters, mattresses and bedding.
Contact me for a sample of UltraPower Plus Laundry Detergent: Highly concentrated laundry powder is 100% biodegradable and free from phosphates, scents and fillers. Washes out body fluid and blood with amazing stain-fighting properties and yet gentle enough for sensitive skin. HE approved. Safe for cloth diapering.
I would love to chat with you about what might assist you in your business as well as what might be good recommendations for your clients.
This is an offer that you will definitely want to take advantage of. The Superior Mop System is one of our most coveted products because it cleans your floors with speed and ease PLUS you won’t use any cleaning chemicals on your floors.
With a $500+ qualified party, you will receive the Norwex Superior Mop System as part of your host benefits plus several other goodies. Check it out and book your show date with me now!
It’s hard to clean if you can’t see the surfaces in your home. Here is a quick and simple way to get in the habit of clearing up.
Get three containers, boxes, bins, Rubbermaids or whatever… they don’t need to match. Line one with plastic – that one is going to be for the things you want to throw away. The other two are for things that will be finding a new home and things that need to be put away.
We’ve made these downloadable signs to put on your boxes to keep everything clear. Download, print and clear.
Keep moving… and enjoy your new space!
In the month of March, you can get your Starter Kit B (the smaller one) absolutely free – you only pay s/h! This is an incredible opportunity for those of you who are considering joining for personal use or not sure if a home based business is for you. Joining is risk free – you receive products in your kit as well as business materials to help you get started. You are still eligible for the awesome Fresh Start program where you can earn a ton of free products in addition to the commissions you earn!
If you have your own cleaning business, this is a great opportunity to get wholesale prices and provide an environmentally friendly option for your clients. I’d be happy to walk you through some of the common cleaning challenges and solutions that Norwex provides.
I’d love to have you join my team – we are having fun AND helping other people reduce harmful chemicals in their homes. Talk with me to see how this might fit for you or if you know it is, join here.
The Enviro cloth is made from Norwex microfiber which is 1/200th the size of a human hair. Talk about how many angels can dance on the head of a pin! The microfiber cloth, when used dry, uses static electricity to attract the dust and then the grabby surface of the microfiber traps it in the cloth – no more moving dust around. Used wet, the Enviro cloth is my go to for cleaning counters, bathrooms and general cleaning with a streak free finish and no chemical residue.
The Window Cloth is used dry to leave your surface with a streak free clean. Both cloths are embedded with silver which inhibits the growth growth of odor causing microorganisms and bacteria within the cloth. Simply let them air dry and they self sanitize overnight.
With just these two cloths, you will be able to reduce the number of cleaning chemicals in your home. I’ll post pictures soon of what it looked like under my sink before and after switching to Norwex.