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Homemade Breakfast Pizza (For you not so morning people)

I am NOT a morning person. I’m not mean or cranky, I just don’t want to talk or think, first thing in the morning. I’m also not one of those people who can jump out of bed and start the day. It’s more of a process for me. I really want to be a morning person, it’s just doesn’t come naturally for me. I have friends who get up and work out HOURS before I even wake up. What is this craziness?! If you are one of these people, kudos to you! I’m struggling. It’s probably a deep character flaw, but at this point I’m embracing who I am. I’m a natural night owl and having kids has only made this worse. I stay up WAY too late just about every night to get things done in peace and have a little alone time to think. My days are so busy with 7 kids, homeschooling, and a farm that some days I literally don’t have time to think. (Not to mention talk to my husband) I even have a “to do” list that has a section for me to write down notes of things to think about when I have some free time, usually at night. 😜

The first thing my kids want when they wake up is food. Well, let’s be real. The thing my kids want ALL the time is food. They are never, NOT hungry! Sometimes it is shocking to me the amount of food I cook in a day. I’m getting off track though. Breakfast is hard for me because I have gotten out of the habit of eating it( probably in college) and now my kids want me to actually cook them something as soon as my feet hit the floor. What?! Like I said, mornings are a process for me and I’m not ready to cook just yet. I’ve got to have a minute. Usually with coffee. 😆 I have found that the one thing that helps me the most is to get things ready the night before. I know, you are asking, why don’t you just go to bed and get up earlier and get it ready. Remember that character flaw? Yeah, I’m just embracing my late night self. Now, don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of days, that we have cold cereal and oatmeal, but most of the time they want something more substantial. I don’t give them snacks so it needs to keep them full (and not complaining) until lunch.

A you can see, I didn’t even get a picture before it started disappearing!

I don’t have weird cravings when I’m pregnant, but when I’m breastfeeding I have very specific cravings. Like, I get hangry and will hurt someone kind of cravings. This time it’s been pizza. So much so that I’m pretty sure the gals down at the local gas station have come to expect my online order about once a week. I may need an intervention. We do make homemade pizza ever so often, and I was getting a pizza craving so I thought I’d make some. We didn’t have any toppings, but I went “freezer diving” and found some sausage. Soooo, I decided I’d make a “breakfast pizza” for the first time, not really knowing how it would turn out, and it was a HIT. It’s the best of both world! Cures my breakfast troubles and it’s pizza! I actually made it this afternoon and was going to just put it in the refrigerator until tomorrow, but it didn’t last that long. I had to sample a piece and then, they all wanted to try and now, it’s mostly gone. Good thing it’s simple to put together and can be made from scratch. It is definitely one we will be making again and again. I’m sharing for all my other late night and not so early morning Mama’s. We have to stick together. That 4 AM crowd is just crazy! (Just kidding, just kidding) Hope this makes your morning a little more peaceful and easy-whether it starts at 4 AM or a little later!😉

Breakfast Pizza:

Pizza Dough: (or skip this part if you want to use store bought)

2 Teaspoons of yeast

1 Teaspoon of salt

1/4 cup of oil

4 cups of all purpose flour.

1 1/2 cups of warm water

Pour yeast into water and stir. Let it sit until it gets bubbly. Mix flour and salt together. Then pour into the yeast mixture. stir, then add the oil until it is combined. Form a ball and drizzle with oil. Cover with a moist towel and set in a warm place for 1 hour.

*This recipe usually makes 2 pizza doughs so I freeze one OR I double the recipe and freeze 3! This dough freezes really well.

I try to always keep a few of these in the freezer!

Breakfast Sauce (aka gravy): (and you can use the packaged gravy for this part if you want)

1/2 stick of butter

4 Tablespoons of flour

1 1/2 cups of milk

1/2 cup chicken broth

Salt and Pepper

On medium heat, melt butter in a skillet. Add the flour and whisk until combined. Add milk and broth and continue wishing until it thickens.

MAKE YOUR PIZZA:

Roll the crust out onto a baking sheet. (I just use my hands 😉)

Pour the “sauce” over the crust.

Add whatever you like for toppings! I added cooked ground sausage, but you could do bacon, eggs, veggies, mushrooms, ham, or everything together! It really just depends on what your family likes.

Pour on the cheese (because cheese is life and we don’t sprinkle that, we pour)! I used shredded mozzarella this time, but any cheese would be great!

Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.

It really is a quick meal and it tastes oh so good! Hope it helps you sleepy heads!

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