Thursday, June 25, 2009

Happy Birthday to my babies

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)

Happy Birthday Anna and Luke. We love you!!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Happy Fathers Day

I know I'm late. But Happy Father's Day to the two best dads in the world. My husband and my dad. Love you both.

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Grilled Pizza!

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)
  • Garlic
  • 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!