Posts Tagged ‘grilling’

Good Fun: part one.

I have a lot of pictures from my vacation to show you.
So. Hang on, here we go!

We spent a lot of our time in this kitchen.
Grace and I made food. So much food.

Sunday Dinner.
What does “Sunday dinner” bring to mind?
Something hearty that screams comfort?

Chicken Potpie.
Yes, one of my favourites
They turned out amazing.  Grace and I were both afraid we wouldn’t get dinner on the table until 9:00 or so. But of course we did not play it safe and just roast the chicken. We decided to shred it, throw it into a simmering stew, top it with pastry, and bake it. Amazingly (and thankfully) we had dinner ready right on time. I still don’t know how we pulled that one off.

Monday Dinner.

We made hand tossed rosemary pizza crusts. Lots of them.

Yes, those are grill marks. Pre-grilled and ready to load up with toppings.

On the table and ready to eat. Oh yum, they were so good.

Monday Night.
Homemade Marshmallows+ Homemade Graham Crackers+ a bonfire= A Good Time.

Grace cutting the marshmallows.
(Our graham crackers are baking in the oven.)

Don’t they look so fun? Really they are rather simple to bake. The recipe really should be on here… someday.

They roasted up so very nice. We couldn’t get a good smore picture in the dark. Let me just tell you, they were delightful.

To be continued…
(Good Fun:part two.)


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I’m going on holiday to visit this girl. Her name is Grace.
(That’s me, slaving away in the back.)
Grace and I have many kitchen adventure memories. We both love baking and cooking. So, when we’re in the kitchen together, we do it up big. (Late into the night as well. At least dinner was ready by nine o’clock that one time…)
We’re hoping to tackle homemade marshmallows and graham crackers for smores this time. And we’ll be grilling. Grilled pizza for sure. Possibly some kabobs or skewers of some sort. And most definately baking…


{I really think Grace and I could own a cupcake shop someday.}

We’re going to have so much fun.

p.s. Maybe I’ll fill you in on our adventures when I get back…

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Summer Grilling

     Yesterday was quite a day. I did two of my favourite things that really are not alike at all. I got to work under my car up on a hydraulic lift (it makes it so much easier!). Yes, it was very fun. Dad and I changed my cars’ brake hoses, bled the brakes, changed some bushings that were bad and now The Z is on the road. When we got home I decided to try making grilled pizza for dinner so I mixed up a new pizza crust recipe. I was so excited while making them. They turned out oh so delicious too. When it is so warm and sunny out I think that grilling comes to mind when it is time to start dinner. But then you think of what to grill… burgers? They are so common. Try something new out on the grill the next sunny day you have. The possibilities are endless. So here is my summer grilling recipe for you.

          The Crust (my way)

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 2 1/2 tsp. yeast
  • 3 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil

     In small bowl combine the water, honey, and yeast.  In large bowl combine flour and salt.  Add oil to yeast mixture the pour yeast mixture into flour.  Knead ten minutes.  Let rise until doubled in size.  Divide in half and roll each out into a thin crust.  They can be whatever shape you like.  Grill on a medium-hot grill for three to five minutes. Flip the crust over and turn your grill down a bit. Now is the fun part.  You can top your pizza with anything you like.  I put black olives, marinated artichoke hearts, fresh basil, fresh tomatoes, and our homemade fresh mozzarella cheese on the tops.  So, after I flipped my crust I spread some homemade pesto over the top of one and I brushed the marinade from the artichokes I used on the other one.  Then you throw your topping selection over the top and close the grill to allow the cheese to melt.  Pull your finished masterpiece off and serve.   Hope you enjoy.

     I grated a bit of fresh Parmesan over the top and dashed a bit of salt and fresh ground pepper over it right before serving.  It was so yummo served with fresh from the garden salad greens topped with a creamy balsamic dressing.

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