Disclaimer: I am not the photographer in my family- that would be my brother, Caleb. (Insert shameless plug for Cassius Photography here...) The following pictures you are about to view were taken on a very inexpensive digital camera by a person who hates having her own picture taken, let alone taking pictures of others...
So this has been a busy week! Fun dinners, crazy times with Addison, Shad got his summer "buzz," and I was asked to consider participating in Ms. Wheelchair America!
Dinners. I love to be in the kitchen. And now that I have a wheelchair-friendly one, I have enjoyed spending more time there. This week was homemade BBQ chicken pizza and chicken fettuccine alfredo from scratch. Mmmmm. I will never buy pizza dough or alfredo sauce from the store EVER again...
|Homemade pizza dough ready to be topped|
|Chicken breast and fresh basil|
|Would have preferred mozz or provolone, but cheddar was all I had...|
|Can you tell I have to do a lot of my shopping at Walmart???|
|Got to use my pot filler for the pasta- love it!|
|Russ loves him some serious garlic bread|
|Finished it off with some fresh parsley from my amazing...|
|AEROGARDEN! The only way I can keep herbs alive...|
1 c. warm water
1 T yeast
2 T sugar
2 T oil
1 t salt 2 1/2 - 3 c. flour
Combine water, yeast, and sugar. Add oil and salt. Stir in flour. Knead dough and let it rest for about 10 minutes. Roll it out onto a large cookie sheet, lightly greased. Let it rest a few minutes and then push it back to the sides if it has pulled away. For a thick, fluffy crust, let it rise for about 15 minutes; if you want a thinner, chewier crust, bake it immediately. Top with Parmesan cheese, sauce, fresh basil, then desired toppings and cheese. Bake at 425* for 15-18 minutes, checking regularly.
So that was dinner for a few nights- on to the fun stuff. Addison has taken an extreme interest in her blocks this week. She is very funny about giving the same amount of attention to all of her toys. It's like she doesn't want to hurt their feelings, so she spreads the love evenly. This week was the blocks' turn on the Addison love-fest...
|This is the expression I get now when she spies the camera...|
|Wish I could pull off the whale spout and look this cute!|
In other news, Shad was not enjoying the heat, so we decided to take him in for a summer trim. He's an English Golden Retriever, and has never been clipped before. I thought he would come home looking a little shorter. I was not expecting to show him as a sheep at the 4-H fair.
|Be kind- his pride is bruised...|
And finally, Ms. Wheelchair America. Yes, you
This has been another edition of "This Week in Review." Please feel free to leave comments below. Thank you!
P.S. Experimenting with the new look and layout of this blog...