Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Summer dress

I haven't really been making any amazing food lately (That doesn't mean the food I have been making isn't, I just haven't made anything new), BUT I did make Heather B. a summer dress from an old button down shirt. She's been going through a dress phase lately, so I thought I'd give it a go. Here's the end product. I can't really give credit to anyone. I looked at several blogs, got lots of ideas and sort of made it up as I went along. It's not perfect, but as my grandma says: "It'll never be noticed on a galloping horse." :) Heather loves it, and it makes it special because it was made out of Daddy's old shirt. I also made the leggings out of one of my old T-shirts. I feel so domestic. :D

The dress can do anything a little girl can. It's good for: 

Dressing up



And Climbing

Yup! It's Heather (and mommy) approved. The best part is: it was free!

PS. For the story of her black eye check out our family blog.

Mmm. I love her so much.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Pizza Margherita

This was delicious! Traditionally, the green in the pizza is supposed to be fresh basil, but I didn't have any so I used spinach instead. It worked perfectly. Here is what I did:

1Tbs. Olive oil
2 large tomatoes, chopped
+/- 1/2 c. spinach, julienned
1 large clove garlic
2 (ish) Tbs. onion
Dried basil, to taste
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
Cheese of your choice(I used mozzerella and cheddar because that's what we had, and we didn't have much of either so I had to use both)
Parmesan cheese
Your favorite pizza dough enough for one pizza (I used my favorite universal bread dough recipe)

Prepare your pizza dough. Combine all ingredients except cheese and in a bowl. Put cheese (not Parmesan) on the pizza dough, then add the tomato mixture. Top with Parmesan. Bake according to pizza dough recipe instructions. Usually 450°F for about 15 mins.

I was worried that the pizza would be a little dry because there was no sauce, but it was perfect! It was like a fresh, savory salad on a pizza...I can't say enough good about it. You better try it! We will be making this one often. :)