Add to that that Andy went to work today, and I was in fantastic spirits. Zander and I picked up Andy's mom at the airport today, and we've alredy had a lovely time visiting. Zander warmed right up, and of course Abigail just loves her Grammy, so it will be a nice visit. So in honor of my fantastic mood, I thought I'd whip up a special treat for when Abigail came home from school. Fruit Pizza was the selection of the day.
So the picture is not the greatest. But the basic components are fruit and a sugar cookie dough. I started with a tube of Pillsbury sugar cookie dough. Not a regular in my kitchen, but fruit pizza works best with the dough in a tube. I baked that up on a pizza pan and let it cool. Next I took pineapple cream cheese, orange juice, and powdered sugar, and made a topping. Spread that on. Then came the chopped up fruit. In this case it was bananas, kiwi, grapes, apples, and pineapple. A sprinkling of alomds and a drizzle of melted raspberry chocolate chips completed the pizza. Zander enjoyed it, Mom enjoyed it, I enjoyed it. Abigail took one look at it and told me she wasn't hungry after all. :-o What is with my child these days?
Anyway, dinner tonight was a repeat of a beef stew I made a few weeks back. You can find it at the bottom of the page here. It was even better than I remember the first time. And this time there are leftovers, so I will get to find out how it is the next day- I will be sure and report back on that. I did try my hand at pairing wine with it tonight, and I think I did very well at suggesting that Andy pick up a Shiraz on his way home from work. With the assistance of the clerk at The Wine Premier, Andy brought this home:
So that's it for tonight. I don't know if I'll get a shot at posting tomorrow. We are planning a Penzey's run in the morning, followed by a stop at Toys R Us for Zander, and then we'll see how the day progresses. On tap for dinner tomorrow night is homemade pizza, and while very tasty, not really noteworthy or photoworthy. So until next time, happy eating!