Happy Birthday Anna and Luke. We love you!!
Thursday, June 25, 2009
A year ago I was getting ready to be wheeled into surgery. Now I am sitting in our beautiful home watching the twins play with their farm and puzzles. What a year. I did it! I took care of two babies without any disasters. Well, I did have a lot of help. A special shout out to my mom. There is no way I could have done it without her. (I = me and Jaime)
Monday, June 22, 2009
Saturday, June 06, 2009
I have always wanted to try grilling pizza but was afraid of the outcome. Plus I never had a nice grill.
I finally got a nice grill and the guts to try grilling pizza and it was a success!
First I started by grilling a piece of chicken. While the chicken was on the grill, I prepared the toppings:
- Fresh basil from my basil plant
- Fresh spinach from Trader Joe's
- Chopped onion
- Mozzarella cheese
- Black olives
- Cherry tomatoes from Trader Joe's
- Tomato sauce (my recipe)
- Salt and pepper
- Olive oil
- Balsamic vinegar
I cheated by using pizza dough already made from Trader Joe's (yes, I love this place). I rolled it out and made two mini pizzas. I gathered everything and took it outside (including a bottle of wine and some jazz music). Once the chicken was done, I took it off the grill and let it cool on a cutting board. I sprayed the grill down with olive oil cooking spray. Then I took a little cornmeal and sprinkled it on both sides of the pizza dough. I carefully placed the dough on the grill making sure the dough was not sliding down the grate.
Then I enjoyed some wine. ($3.99 bottle of red zin that was good from Trader Joe's.)
Once the dough started to bubble, I carefully flipped it to the other side. You'll want to take your time or you could loose your pizza. Once the dough was done, I took it off the grill. My husband and I prepared our own pizzas. He used sauce, cheese, olives, spinach, basil and chicken. I used olive oil, balsamic vinegar, spinach, basil, tomatoes, cheese and chicken. We threw them on the grill for about 5 more minutes, until the cheese melted. It was so good!