Monthly Archives: February, 2011

longing

for summer so i can take this

and go here.

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creative energy

the room was filled with creative energy as the mothers and daughters from our church family created journals together. it was the first activity in the series for the year, mind, body and soul.

each person lit their candle to signify their presence.

then out came the composition books, colorful paper, stickers, glue, rhinestones and finally the glitter-thank you ms. kristin for letting us use glitter in your space.

copy cat

chicken garlic pizza. the original recipe is here

here’s what i did.

whole wheat pizza crust

mix together: 1 pkg, dry yeast, 1/4 cup water and 1 tsp sugar and set aside 5 minutes

in another bowl mix together:  3/4 cup warm water, 1 egg, 1 tbsp olive oil and 1 1/2 tsp salt then mix in the yeast mixture, 2 cups whole wheat flour and 1 cup white flour. remove from bowl and knead in up to 1/2 cup white flour until you have a smooth dough (if you use olive oil on your hands while kneading the dough it won’t stick and you’ll need less flour). place in oiled bowl covered with a damp towell and let rise until doubled in bulk. punch down and stretch over pizza pan.

pizza topping

dice two chicken breasts, saute until brown in 1 tbsp olive oil and 1 clove garlic, sliced. remove the garlic. chop two tomatoes and a handful of green onions. 

for the sauce mix together, 3 cloves garlic, chopped, 1/2 cup plain yogurt, 1/3 cup parmesan cheese and 1/3 cup ranch dressing. spread the sauce over the crust, top with chicken, tomatoes, green onions (leaving part of the pizza with just chicken for the picky eaters in your life) top with 3-4 handfuls of mozzarella cheese. bake at 400 degrees until the crust is crunchy and the cheese  is bubbly.

snow crew

ever wonder what happens to all the snow that is piled high in down town? wonder no more, the kids and i headed out this evening to see clark working the snow removal crew. callan was mesmerized by the loader, snow blower and the dump trucks all lined up to be loaded.  they will work through the night trucking hundreds of loads of snow out of downtown. hats off to this hard-working crew.

sledding

i don’t like sledding.

it’s not my thing.

clark always takes them, he was sleeping after working the snow crew all night

carmina called and convinced me we could do it.

 it’s not her thing either.

 my wagon, her sleds and snow shovels (in case we got stuck), 4 kids

 the good blue one when loaded with 4 kids and pushed by off by gary at the top of the hill makes for one quick and thrilling trip.

it didn’t last very long.

they hit a huge snow drift and got snow in their boots, down their pants and under their coats. 

two were done, the other two braved a few more trips.

i did laugh, it was fun.

then we went for hot cocoa and homemade chicken and noodles.

sledding is still not my thing.