Ok, so it's NOT pretty but I took this pic BEFORE I drank it and taking a picture was an afterthought but I did remember the whipped cream and drizzle of carmel sauce. Why was I even thinking about blogging before I was worthy of facing the world...who knows. Hey, we all have issues :-)
My original plan for the day was to do who knows what with my friend Jill. You can find her blog here. She's a stamper. She likes to eat but not cook. I'm down with that. She likes stuff with "character" and vintage-y type decor. I also down with that. We over think every conceivable thing but we are working hard to change that. We balance each other that way. She also has an awesome husband, Bret who loves his grub smoked and grilled and tasty. He is only one of two guys on this planet that I "let" talk smack to me and give me a hard time. We get in each others faces but I also respect him greatly and we can talk food. Yea baby! Anyhoo, Jill had a moment of energy and texted me her ideas for a plan for the day but my
You just can't deny these labels are pretty...even with my crummy cell phone pic. And I mean it's named CUPCAKE wine for pete's sake. We have to try it or we'll never know. See....
If you name your Vineyard after a dessert then you are worth a sip..and that's what I had and it has won my heart over. I don't have a glass often but when I do...Cupcake wine...yup, I'm all over it. Our day rounded out at Target where I spotted a new bag I "need". Those wretched marketing people
No, I behaved and I reached for my Udi's gluten free and everything else "free" pizza crust I put in the freezer. I can't let that thing mold since I paid $5 for two winky little frozen crusts. These better be good. I've had other Udi products and none of the have disappointed me, but pizza...only Garlic Jim's has made my heart soar when it comes to gluten free. I'm a creature of habit so I grabbed the pizza sauce in the fridge (prob NOT gf free now that I think about it which explains my need to scratch everywhere...ugh!) and slather some on the crust. I had fresh pineapple in the fridge which has been there about 2 weeks (which doesn't make it fresh anymore, does it?) so let's see if we get lucky. Nope, I don't think it's supposed to smell like vinegar. Snap! I love pineapple on my pizza. I guess I'll just suck it up with cheese...shoot, I had alfredo sauce and mushrooms...why the heck didn't I think. For a moment I consider rinsing off the crust. Ok, that's gross. I'll just leave the red and do better next time. I don't have any chicken to accompany the alfredo and shrooms anyhoo. Wait, I have onions. I love onions. I sauteed up some onions, shrooms and tid of garlic. There's my topping. Then I realize I have a Costco size container of grape tomatoes too. Oh this is getting goooood. Let's not leave out the basil...fresh basil mind you. Here she is...
It's not earth movingly pretty but I am just elated that I haven't killed it. And aren't you glad you got the see the nasty lookin' porch that should have been refinished 2 deployments ago. Oh well. You see, I kill plants. I don't mean to, it just happens. I under water, I over water, I put it outside and say "hello God, you said you are the Gardener, so have at it". But this basil, it's special. Last week it didn't have nearly this many new leaves. I bought this before I left for China in April at Trader Joes. Complete impulse buy. I just couldn't pass the smell and beauty and next thing you know it's in my cart. I have slowed down a bit now but I have been eating Caresse Salads for weeks. You can't possibly eat a Caresse salad without fresh basil. It would also look pretty on my pizza. I popped it in the oven for 10 min and it was per-fec-to!
I have to admit, I was a bit worried. Did I just overkill the pizza. I took my first bite. Hail to the no I didn't ruin it!!!! I would have gotten up and danced but Jennifer and I were parked in front of the TV watching an episode of "Numbers". (We can't get to the dining room table since it's loaded with crystal to pack and we like our TV time together.) I mmmmmmmhed enough that she asked for a bite (minus the tomato please Mom). Whateva...the tomatoes are the bomb. More for me! She liked it too but I wasn't going to offer anymore. YOU wanted the $5 frozen junk so have at it...this IS mine :-) Since I am sick of hearing myself "talk" I'll just show you a pic of dessert tonight.
I ate WAY too much. And don't reprimand me for not buying Spooners (a local berry farm). They are a bit spendy and you have to eat them like NOW since they are perfectly ripe when you buy them. I will buy some for the BBQ on Monday. Until then...my belly is about to burst and my eyes are droopy...good night all!