Thursday, February 19, 2009

A Plethora of Pizza

Last weekend, a friend and I made pizzas for the folks at the Franklin Veteran's Club. We, of course, used "the recipe" from the "Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day" cookbook for the dough. We both made huge double batches and we only used the Olive Oil dough which Heidi made.

So, here I was with a humongous batch of dough. What to do? Well, according to H, the only reasonable thing was to make more pizzas and put them in the freezer for future consumption. Thus, the title of this blog - A Plethora of Pizza!

We ate one and are looking forward to the rest one of these days. YUM! Oh, and I did make one boule too.

Most days, when the cats get into romper room mode, I don't have the camera handy. The other day, I was sitting at the computer, downloading photos and I happened to catch sight of Sluggo out of the corner of my eye. I could tell by the look on his face that he was in a feisty mood.

Spike was sitting on the island minding his own business, watching the birds and squirrels on the deck. Sluggo had stealthily leaped up on the stool........

Sluggo, sneaked quietly up, surprising Spike.

I got this shot off just before Sluggo, the Thug, pounced on Spike and the romp ensued. Notice Sluggo's ears pinned back and the hair standing up on his back!

The resulting chase was too funny to watch. They ran chasing each other from room to room. One minute Sluggo would be the chaser and the next would be Spike in hot pursuit of Sluggo. Whew, that was a lot of energy being expended.

Today, we were expecting (according to the TV weatherman), 3 to 6 inches of snow. H and I got up early and began plowing/shoveling around 9 am as there was already about 5-6 inches on the ground. It is now 1:30 pm and as far as I can tell, there is another 2-3 inches on top of what we had already and it's still coming down. So much for AccuWeather!

This brave squirrel was hanging on desperately despite the wind whipping him about.

The trees are beautiful cloaked in white, even though I've really had just about enough of the montone color.

I guess the grill will have to be idle for another few weeks! Oh well, there's always PIZZA!!

Life is Good,

Hugs, Giddy


Kerri said...

Hey Giddy, can I come over for Pizza? They look say the very least!
I'm glad you had the camera handy to catch 'the boys' in action. They're a riot :)
Jasmine and Molly enjoyed a little exploring outside during the few days of warm-up, and some of the barn cats even ventured out for a visit, but they're all back in snooze mode today.
We got about 4" of new snow yesterday, and it's been coming down pretty steadily today. It's not too heavy though.
Might as well hibernate for a while longer.

Anonymous said...

I think our cats are related. Mercedes ran into me the other day while chasing Ocho, and I though she cracked my shin! I have a lump and a bruise three days later....

Anyway, I'm thinking of ordering this bread book. Would you share the pizza recipe for me to try it? I have so many cookbooks getting another is a sensitive topic at Henbogle....


Giddy said...

Hi Kerri, we got another 10 inches yesterday and it's supposed to snow again on Sunday. Sigh

Ali, the bread master recipe and a video are on my post of January 15, 2008. I usually halve the recipe as the whole one makes more than we can eat in 2 weeks. Believe me, you will love it!

WiseAcre said...

The days are getting longer. There's heat in the sun.

I found that on another blog and it was recommended to repeat as necessary. So far it hasn't really helped and I'm afraid if I don't stop my wife will throw me out in the snow. I'm trying to make the best of winter and still go out to take snotos but right about now I'd prefer to stick my face in mud if it would only show.

Meanwhile the only time our cats show signs of life is when we open a tuna can. They're tired of waiting out winter too.

Zoey said...

Oh, that wintery landscape looks pretty familiar to me. Did you get more snow this weekend?

Those pizzas look delish (as all your food always does). I love having meals all set to go in the freezer. It's been ages since I've had a homemade pizza. Maybe I will try to make one before winter ends.