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Saturday, April 18, 2009

Before You Hit Upload, You Just Might Want to Think About it

I love You Tube. What a great idea, broadcast yourself. Love it!

We've been able to find old movie clips, instructional videos about how to put up a tent we've been thinking about purchasing, and the video of MC Hammer's Can't Touch This to prove to Young One that people once had pants with three foot long rises (and in gold lame, no less).

Have you seen the Dominos Pizza employee video that's been the talk of the nation? I don't see how you could miss it. Basically, two employees, contaminating food and cracking jokes about the company and their work ethic.

How stupid can you be to post this video on the Internet? I mean, here we are in the camera age. Lindsay Lohan scratches her nose and it's online in three seconds with a caption about how she's digging for gold. I pity the poor celebrity who tries to unwedge a wedgie and is caught by a traffic camera that's been hacked into by Perez Hilton.

But, these people? They voluntarily posted a video that now may get them slapped with a mighty fine or put in jail. Not funny. Not smart.

Dominos business may be hurting for a while. Let's face it, it's not great food. Make your own pizza. It's cheaper and better for you.

This is my mom's crust recipe. It's been in the family for ages. We made frozen pizza a couple of times a month when I was growing up. I can still smell the house as it baked. I can never make it as good as mom's. I sure hope she didn't add any secret ingredients like the Dominos people. Oh yes, she did. It was love.

(Oh God, that's horrendously corny. Delete or face the fact that I am, eternally a dork? You can see, it remains.)

Mama Mia Pizza
This recipe is written on a grease stained piece of notebook paper in my teenage handwriting which is recipe code that it is definitely a keeper. Top with your favorite pizza sauce and toppings. Mom always made several pizzas and cut them with a huge kitchen scissors.

1 cup warm water
1 package dry yeast (2 1/2 tsp)
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
2 TB vegetable oil
2 1/2 to 3 cups flour

Mix all together and knead until well combined, adding more flour if the dough seems to sticky. Rise 1/2 hour. Pat and stretch until desired form and top. Bake at 425 degrees until dough is well set, approximately 20 minutes.

1 comment:

  1. for the record, I love you and all your dorkiness (OK, I totally made that word up) Aren't all the GOOD moms DORKS?? At least that's what I tell myself :)

    I love the pizza recipe, if we order pizza it costs me over 30 dollars. When I make it about 15. That's including a salad.

    Can't beat your own kitchen goodness!


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