My husband went crazy in the kitchen this weekend! I wish I could take full credit for the meals that follow, but the bulk of the chopping (which, let’s be honest, is often the most tedious part of the whole process) goes to Chez Bobby.
It all started last night…with a pizza party!
We picked up a whole wheat crust from Boboli after receiving coupons in the mail (thanks, Laurie).
When I was in middle school, Mama Bender used to pick up a few of the smaller-sized crusts at the grocery store every week. I remember how excited my friends were to come over to my house and make their own pizzas. It definitely made me feel like the “cool” friend!
I love making homemade pizza with Bobby (in fact, I was shocked to find that the last time we made it was May 16, 2010). It’s like a blank canvas. And since I happen to have snagged someone who is willing to chop veggies, we like to pile ours high with good taste!
It starts out deceivingly flat with the addition of tomato sauce.
Then starts to grow when you add the meat. This time around, we chose chicken sausage.
Once the veggies are ready, there’s no turning back. The pizza officially becomes monstrous! Last night, we went with spinach, tomato, yellow pepper, mushroom and onion.
Finally, we added mozzarella cheese. Extra for Bobby!
Bake at 450* for 8-10 minutes. We needed a little extra time because of all the ingredients!
Slice and serve. Bet you can’t stop at one piece.
Following our pizza feast, we went out to see The Lincoln Lawyer. Bobby and I both enjoyed it – not the movie of the year, but definitely entertaining. The book would probably be even better because some of the scenes seemed a little rushed and not detailed enough. That said, I was pleasantly surprised by Matthew McConaughey. I’m used to seeing him typecast in romantic comedies and this movie proved he can do well in other roles, too.
This morning, Chez Bobby returned to fix up a fancy breakfast.
My contribution (after Bobby did the chopping) was the potatoes, which I cooked in rice wine vinegar and white wine and herb marinade.
This combination is our favorite Sunday morning breakfast. Served with Coffee Cocoa, of course.
Now I’m staring out the window into the rain. I suppose it’s fitting that the first day of Spring brings rain with it! At this point in the year, I will take that over snow any day.
How are you spending the first day of Spring?
Bobby and I are meeting up with Jill later in the day for a fun excursion on Michigan Avenue.