Friday, November 18, 2016
Sunday, September 9, 2012
After my swordfish success I decided to make grilled pizza. I went with a Cooks Illustrated recipe because I like detailed directions that when followed to the letter produce delicious results without fail. Unfortunately that also means that the recipe takes a long time and produces a dishwasher full of dishes (if the dishes are actually dishwasher safe).
This is not a weeknight recipe. I needed to bring the card table out for all of the necessary items and ingredients to grill the pizzas.
We had lots of tomatoes from Cleverly Farms and John's Mom, so I used them along with Fontina, Parmesan, and basil.
...but we found that a pizza a person was a more appropriate size.
Grilled pizza may have ended up being more work than I expected, but I'll probably try them again. They turned out great for my second attempt at grilling. I look forward to cooking something new on the grill soon.
Sunday, August 19, 2012
I grilled dinner tonight. It's kind of a big deal. I've never grilled before.
It all started when John said he didn't want to grill tonight but he wouldn't mind if I did. I figured it was a good excuse to learn how to grill. It was also a good excuse to by a new kitchen gadget. I picked up a chimney starter at the hardware store and headed to the grocery store.
I have been wanting to learn how to grill for a long time now. Why? Because you get to stand outside and drink beer while making dinner. That is the sort of activity that I'm very good at.
I decided to jump into grilling with both feet. I made fingerling potatoes with onions, grilled garlic bread, and swordfish with a mango salsa.
It turned out great. It was the best meal I've had in a long time. I was shocked at how it all came together.
It turns out grilling is really easy. I don't know why I have never done it before. I'm looking forward to grilling again. I'm thinking I might try grilled pizza later this week. Before long I'll be like my Dad and I'll able to tell you how many beers it takes to grill my favorite items (Dad is 1.5 beers for pork chops, FYI).
So today, after telling John for over a year I was going to do something with it, I did something with it. I cleaned it, primed it, and painted it.
It's now a shiny light blue. It is my new bedside lamp.
Sunday, March 18, 2012
I made a snack jar for work. I hope that the cheekiness of the jar will keep people from stealing my almonds. I'm not going to hold my breath.
I made a jar to hold Wrigley's treats so I don't have to look at a Milk Bone box in the kitchen. The jar has a bone and says Wrigley's Treats. I was focusing on the super cute dog, so you don't get the best photo of the jar.
She seems to like it.
I would tell you about what a great time I had and how much I love hanging out with my family, but I'm not going to blog about how great they are until they update their blogs.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Heading to a party on a Monday was a good way to make the start of the week suck a little less. I think I'll try to do something fun every Monday to kick the week off on a positive note.