Back in October there was a shark sighting in northern Kentucky!
He was the cutest shark we had ever seen. It was a snowy day, and so we decided it would be best to stay inside. Our good friend Walker and his parents invited us over to their house for a supper.
The shark and the scarecrow had a great time!
I know we’re late to the party, but the first trimester for this pregnancy has been a little worse than with Judson. I’m starting to feel better though! The blog will be updated more frequently, I hope.
Friday night is pizza night at our house. The last couple of Fridays haven’t been home runs with a few new recipes I’ve tried recently, but I think I redeemed myself with this one.
Disclaimer: It’s not the prettiest calzone I’ve ever made, but it’s the best one can do with a sweet little 6 month old that thinks he should be held. He likes to see what his mama is doing. Which certainly is fine with his mama…I could hold him forever.
Spinach & Sausage Calzone
1 package of mild ground sausage
2 cups fresh spinach
2 cloves of minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon of crushed red pepper
1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon of dried basil
1 package of refrigerated thin crust pizza dough
1 cup of Italian blend cheese
First I cooked the ground sausage. Once it’s browned remove the sausage on drain it on a plate. With the remaining fat in the pan toss in the garlic, spices and fresh spinach. Once it’s cooked through put it on a separate plate. Let the meat and spinach cool.
Once cooled mix your spinach, meat mixture, egg, and add to it the cheese. Roll our your pizza dough and cut it into sections (depending on the size you would like your calzones). Spoon the mixture into the middle. Use a fork to close the edges, and cut three slits in the top of each for venting.
Cook at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.
Today for Sunday dinner we’re having an old faithful- chicken and rice. Deek requested it, and told me it made him reminisce about being a little boy eating Sunday dinner with his family.
He sure does love his mama and her cooking.
So I got out my tried-and-true pressure cooker. Grandma Shirley insisted when we got married that I needed one of those, and when Grandma Shirley insists you know you need it.
She taught me to make her chicken and dumplings in that pressure cooker, and I’m sure Grandma’s chicken and dumplings are one of the many reasons Deek loves me.
A pressure cooker is kind of scary at the beginning if you’ve never used one, but one lesson from Grandma Shirley and you’re hooked. It’s like magic. You throw a whole chicken and some seasoning in it, lock the lid, and check it after a little while. The result is the most tender, fall off the bone chicken with the perfect chicken stock.