Monday, February 25, 2008

Fun Monday - NAME THAT FOOD!

Mariposa wants to know: (1) Please share to us how the NAME of your BLOG was made? I can't wait to hear interesting funny stories!(2) Please share to us (in words or photo, though a combination of both will be a bonus!) your favorite/ most common dish!

1. We'll I've been called Mouse my whole life due to my obviously short stature (not for a presence of whiskers or fondness for cheese- although I do like cheese :-). ) Years ago my mother told a story of some book she read to my brother, that in it had a description of a mouse house, with the repetitive phrase in it 'the name was over the door' -- thus Lil Mouse and lil-mousehoue and 'the name was over the door'. Anyone know what the book was? I wish I did.

2. I probably make pizza most often. We have a healthy rotation of food, but pizza is our go-to dish when we have no other 'good' ideas. I like to make my own sauce, and our favorite ingredients are green olives and ham. We make the crust out of a powdered mix that you 'just add water' to for simplicity's sake. About 10 minutes in the oven, and you get this!

26 comments:

Beckie said...

I don't know what the book was, but I remember that saying from a book.

ChrisB said...

I have the perfect signature song for you~ windmill in old Amsterdam (I saw a mouse) Ronnie Hilton (it's on you-tube I checked).

I haven't made a pizza for years but seeing yours is making me think I should just once in a while!

nikki said...

I love making pizza. I haven't done it in awhile. I'm putting it on the list for this week!

Jan said...

I've never made pizza at home. Sounds like a winner.

-Ann said...

I've always liked your blog name and I absolutely love pizza. I have a recipe for a fantabulous thin crust, but I lost the link when I reinstalled my mac. Going to have to go searching!

Heather said...

Your blog name is so creative. I am very tall, so a lot of my life I got "How's the weather up there?" jokes and my nickname on the high school basketball team was Legs.

I love making homemade pizza. I use the Rhodes frozen Italian bread and pizza crust often for the crust, though occasionally I make my own. I've made stuffed pizza and pizza without red sauce (garlic chicken pizza) - both good, too.

Faye said...

Oh shoot! I've been curious about your "name over the door. . .quote. I'm sure you've done a google search?

Nothing better than home-made pizza on Saturday night.

Sauntering Soul said...

Interesting story behind your blog name. I wish I could tell you what story it was but I have no clue.

That pizza looks delicious!

Carrie Sue said...

mmmm pizza :)

Not sure what the book would be, I'm sure somebody will!

Hootin' Anni said...

Could it be mouse in the house books? Look it up on amazon.com

I really like the whole image your blog title gives us visitors. Or at least me...I see a cute little one making all kinds of good stashes, etc. etc. and your blog is a GOOD stash of info.

Hootin' Anni said...

Hi again, I just sent you an email...with the subject line "It's Hootin' Anni".

If you don't find it in your inbox, check your spam folder.

:o)

Sayre said...

What a cool place to get your name! Love it!

I like pizza. Pizza does not like me, however.

Celeste said...

When I was growing up, my mother always made home made pizza for special occasions. It always tasted so much better than store bought and was even better the next day cold!

janet said...

don't know the book. but i definitely am in for the pizza!!!!!

Sandy said...

that's funny. I thought "the name was over the door" was a Biblical reference...lol.

Pizza looks delish!

Randy and Kim said...

how have you been? I am not traveling - so blogging from home. Sent you an email earlier to test your GPS skills again. Great title as it is. Oh and your books - good reads. I rarely get time to "read" nowadays, but often grab an audiobooks from the local library. I won't bore you with the details but a good source.

Pizza is also a great all-around food and a staple in our house. But we lean more toward buying Papa Murphy's "take it home and bake it" rather than the other franchises. Love pizza.... with ranch... NLM ;)

Pamela said...

when I was a kid my sis used to make home-made pizza dough (scratch scratch)
... and I loved it soooo much.

In the depths of my mind I recall seeing a kids book like that.

Michelle said...

Pizza is one of the few dishes that the whole family will eat!! We love it at our house. Yours looks really yummy!!!

HRH said...

I have always wondered about the blog name...

jennifer said...

Being a mouse looks nice (I like your thumb nail sketch). MMMM pizza. Always so good - Jen

Hootin' Anni said...

A new email is being sent your way. Hope it works this time.

Its subject line is "Trying Again"

Kaytabug said...

Love LOVE pizza!!!

Melanie said...

That pizza looks so yummy! My hubby makes a great home made pizza too.

Karina said...

I've always loved your blog name, and now that I know the story behind it, I love it even more. :D

I've actually had a "buffalo chicken pizza" recipe sitting on my counter for two weeks that I want to make, but keep forgetting to thaw out some chicken...

Cynthia said...

Oh man, I read your stuck in the snow story and this time I have NO snow envy at all!!!

The pizza looks warm and yummy!

Irish Coffeehouse said...

I'm also not familiar with the book you referenced. Sorry.

Homemade pizza, we haven't done that for quite some time! I think we're going to have to make some this weekend!

Thanks for sharing!