Sunday, December 9, 2007

Hawaiian Sunrise (thank you Palio's!)

The difference between a Hawaiian pizza and a Hawaiian Sunrise is the addition of dried cranberries and roasted cashews. It is delicious! We used ham leftover from a spiral sliced glazed ham we bought a month or so ago and froze. So I was a little skimpy on the ham (sorry Chris!), but it was delicious. Then of course the pineapple (I use shredded). The sauce was not my favorite for pizza. I used Barilla's spaghetti sauce which I love on pasta, but on this pizza I didn't love it. I'm looking forward to trying the cold leftovers to see how they are. I wish we had more leftover of course.

BBQ Chicken Pizza

This pizza is so so so good. Chris and I can't get enough of it. We made it tonight because the pizza yesterday (sausage and olive) burned very badly in our naughty oven. It just didn't give me my pizza fix. So today I decided to make a pineapple pizza. I figured since all I had for toppings was olives for a second pizza I should probably just make a BBQ chicken pizza. Why do I forget how much I love it?! So one thing led to another and we ended up with a Hawaiian Sunrise pizza (copied from one of our favorite places Palio's), and the BBQ pizza.
Use whatever dough recipe you want for the crust.
Boil 1 chicken breast.
Shred chicken.
In a small saucepan mix (all measurements are approximate):
1/2 cup barbecue sauce
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp yellow mustard
1 Tbsp ketchup
1 Tbsp chopped onion
shredded chicken
Cook over low-med. heat while stirring.
Spoon sauce/chicken over crust and top with generous amounts of shredded mozzarella cheese.

Friday, December 7, 2007

My first sewing project

Ok, first of all, no I did not make what you see in the first picture! We are focusing on the second picture! I got my sewing machine all set up today (by myself!). The instructions covered about 90% of what I needed to know to get it going so I was glad I was able to figure out that extra 10% on my own. My first project was one that I've been looking forward to for a few weeks. We bought Lincoln a quiet book for church that has little stuffed animals/fruit/things/etc. inside for each letter of the alphabet. Well since I paid $1 for it at a garage sale I couldn't complain that 3 of the letters were missing their little stuffed toy. Today I filled in the "Q" with a tiny quilt. Yes, it could be better, but this was my first time sewing on my new machine and I must say I'm quite pleased with how it went. Hey, maybe I'll even inspire my mom to start a doll-sized line of her famous quilts. If you have any ideas for the "Y" and the "V" please let me know. All I can think of are yo-yo, vase, and violin. We'll see how that goes.