Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Menu Monday on Tuesday

Sorry, I'm a little off this week. Let's see what this week brings us by way of culinary pleasure....or maybe just sustenance.

broccoli soup/grilled cheese/apples
turkey burgers/sweet potato fries
parmesan crusted chicken/baked potato/green beans
beef stroganoff/noodles/salad/carrots
pasta rosa/good bread

What are you guys planning to fix? I love hearing your ideas.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Happy Birthday Addie & Daddy!

Saturday was Tony's and Addie's birthday.
We were out of town so this post is to wish them a belated birthday.

I can't believe you are 4!
I love...
...your smile when you show all of your teeth
...how you help me with Isaiah
...your random thoughts
...that God gave me a girl
...that you love all things girly

Happy Birthday Addie! I hope you love God even more this year!

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love....
...how you come home from work and make a bee line to me
...that you take Isaiah during Sunday School so I can listen
...when you intercept the kids ?'s when they all seem to start with "Mom?"
...that you are a godly man who seeks to do what it right
...listening to you play the piano at night
...talking to you and making plans
...that you are mine
Happy Birthday Tony! May God give us many more years together in Him!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Thin Crust Pizza

So you've tried the deep dish, and it's good-am I right? But sometimes you feel like thin crust. And you don't want to overuse the deep dish because then you might get sick of it, and that would be awful. So for those times you still want pizza, but are guilty to admit that you've had deep dish every weekend since Christmas......here's a thin crust recipe for you that won't disappoint.


BBQ Chicken

Dessert Pizza

Tuscan Thin Crust Pizza

1 pkg yeast
3/4 c warm water
1-3/4 c flour
1/2 c semolina flour
1 t sugar
1 t salt
1 T olive oil

Place pizza stone on bottom rack and preheat oven to 500 degrees.
Dissolve yeast in water and set aside.
In mixer combine 1 1/2c flour, semolina, sugar, and salt.
Slowly add the yeast mixture and then the olive oil until mixture forms a loose ball.
Add the remaining 1/4c flour if ball is too sticky.
Knead for 5 min.
Cover with damp towel until ready to use.
Divide dough into 6 pieces and roll paper thin on a floured surface.
Transfer to pizza peel and top with desired toppings.
Slide onto pizza stone. Bake 5-8 minutes until done.

*To get the crispest crust you must use semolina flour and a very hot pizza stone.

And here's a good sauce to go with it.

Pizza Sauce
6oz tomato paste
1 c water
3 T olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 T oregano
1/2 T basil
1/2 t rosemary

Combine well.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Menu Monday

Another Monday is upon us. My menu from last week didn't go as planned, so I have a few repeats for this week. What's on your menu?

Nachos Supreme
Broccoli soup/grilled cheese
indian chicken & potatoes/naan
spaghetti & meatballs/salad/breadsticks
panini sandwiches/fruit

Happy Birthday Isaiah!

Today Isaiah turned 1! It seems like just yesterday he was born and yet it seems like he's always been a part of our family. What joy he brings us!
Isaiah, I love.....
... the songs you play on the piano
...your scrunch face
...how you say 'mom'
...your belly laughs
...how you have to dance when you hear music
...your hugs and open mouth kisses
...your many uses of the word "oh!"
...how you have to lay down when you pass a pillow or blanket on the floor
...how you cover your ears instead of your eyes for peek-a-boo

Happy Birthday Isaiah! I love you!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Menu Monday

Hey everybody! Sorry for the no-show last week. I was away at a conference and it threw off my whole week. But now everything is back to "normal", so here we go!
What are you planning on fixin' this week?

Chicken and Dumplings
Nachos Supreme
Indian spiced braised chicken/naan bread
Famous Daves @ church