by Jenn (eating bender) on August 8, 2012

A couple of months ago, we celebrated the fact that Bobby successfully took his Level III CFA exam.

Yesterday, we celebrated the fact that he not only took the test, but was part of the 52% of test takers who PASSED! Needless to say, congratulations were in order. I couldn’t be prouder of him.

When I asked Bobby how he would like to celebrate, the answer was easy: homemade pizza. It’s both a celebratory and Friday night staple around here (because Friday night is usually a cause to celebrate anyway, right?), so off I went to pick up our supplies.

We ended up with a whole grain circular crust rather than the rectangular crust above. With any pizza, I start with a layer of sauce and a small sprinkling of cheese before adding the other ingredients. First up is the spinach and tomato, which are the two flattest veggies by comparison.

Then we add red pepper, mushrooms and chicken sausage, our protein of choice.

Top it all with some more mozzarella cheese – extra for Bobby – and you’re ready to bake.

We put our pizza in for 10 minutes at 400 degrees. As usual, it was delicious.

After we feasted, I brought out a treat to mark the special occasion.

We enjoyed a glass of bubbly while catching up on the Olympics. It was a relaxing evening, indeed.

Congrats again, Bobby! All those nights and weekends of studying have officially paid off.

In other news this week:

The second link is the latest from Veronica Roth, if you’re a Divergent fan.

What articles or stories have been catching your attention so far this week?


1 Cara (Twinthusiast) August 8, 2012 at 11:12 am

Congrats again Bobby! More champagne to come at our house soon!
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2 Jenn (eating bender) August 10, 2012 at 2:25 pm

Woohoo! :)

3 Kelly August 8, 2012 at 11:15 am

Exciting news! And that pizza looks awesome.
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4 Jenn (eating bender) August 10, 2012 at 2:25 pm

Thanks, Kelly!

5 Alyssa @ Don't Look Down August 8, 2012 at 11:41 am

Congrats to Bobby! And wow! only 52% of people passed, that is really a statement for how challenging the test must be!
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6 Jenn (eating bender) August 10, 2012 at 2:26 pm

It was a pretty crazy statistic! Thanks, Alyssa. :)

7 Erica August 8, 2012 at 11:44 am

CONGRATS BOBBY!!!! That is SO exciting !!
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8 Jenn (eating bender) August 10, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Thanks, Erica!!

9 Megan (Braise The Roof) August 8, 2012 at 5:20 pm

Congrats, Bobby! He must feel like a huge weight has been lifted!
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10 Jenn (eating bender) August 10, 2012 at 2:27 pm

That’s for sure! Thanks, Megan. :)

11 Laura August 8, 2012 at 7:06 pm

YAY!!! Super exciting. and pizza+champers= my favorite meal.
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12 Jenn (eating bender) August 10, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Thanks, Laura! I’m thinking pizza + champagne needs to become more of a regular combination around here. πŸ˜‰

13 Susan August 8, 2012 at 7:14 pm

Congrats again, Uncle Bobert! You’re Charming, Friendly, and Amazing. :)

14 Jenn (eating bender) August 10, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Haha – this really is a perfect excuse for me to whip out my Thesaurus. The possibilities are endless!

15 Wendi August 8, 2012 at 9:23 pm

Whoohoo!! Hive fives and fist bumps all around! Congrats to Bobby! That is super exciting and he has a lot to be proud of. And an extra hive five for that amazeballs pizza–looks absolutely delicious girl! P.S. I SO want one of those tree houses. Like yesterday πŸ˜‰
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16 Jenn (eating bender) August 10, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Thank you so much, Wendi! For the sweet words and the multiple high and hive fives. πŸ˜‰ And I am SO with you on the tree house!

17 Wendi August 8, 2012 at 9:23 pm

And I totally just realized I said ‘Hive five’. Twice. Lol. HIGH five for Freudian flubs πŸ˜‰
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18 Irina @ Chocolatea Time August 9, 2012 at 10:19 pm

Congrats to Bobby!! An accomplishment like that is definitely worth celebrating with pizza and some bubbly :)
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19 Jenn (eating bender) August 10, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Thanks, Irina! Agreed. :)

20 Vegan August 10, 2012 at 12:10 am

What a great way to celebrate sucess and food. The variety of pizzas looks so inviting. Are there other foods you can recommend to make celebrations like this more special?

21 Jenn (eating bender) August 10, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Thank you! I would say with any celebration to just keep the person who is celebrating in mind. Bobby has a few favorite dishes he loves so I gave him some options and we made what he was craving the most!

Also, dessert is always good. :)

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