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Cake….for whose birthday?

Cake.
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The birthday cake.
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     Yes, I finally baked that cake I had been meaning to. I baked it here this morning and decorated it at at Alyssas’ house. I put candles on it and let the (closer than not) birthday girl blow them out. We ate cake for lunch.
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     I think it was the first cake I had ever really decorated. It wasn’t even anyones birthday either. It was Alyssas’ un-birthday, I guess.

     The Z is not my friend anymore. Yesterday was the first time I had ever considered selling him. So sad. Mama is making stuffing for our roast chicken dinner. It smells so good! I believe it is one of my favourite things.

     ♥ Go bake a cake! ♥

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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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