Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Chop, Chop!

Got my hair cut today. :) Thought you'd like to see the Before and After pics.

So here is BEFORE:

And here is the AFTER (drum roll please):

I absolutely LOVE IT!!! It looks like I got it colored too, but I didn't. I must have had some natural dark layers underneath the blonde. I got it done at Bangs Salon here in Huntsville by Shannon Dempsey and she IS AWESOME! Loved her to pieces and will definitely be going back to her when this needs touched up in about a month. :) 

Whatchya think? :) 

Wordless Wednesday

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Last Friday Night

I don't know about y'all, but around here, Friday night is homemade pizza night. Last night, I decided to shake things up and make calzones instead. It was a popular decision. It's more time consuming than pizza, but super easy and super fun.

First mix your "toppings" with some shredded mozzarella in a large bowl. I did bacon, beef, red pepper, and onion. Throw in whatever you normally like on your pizza.


Next you wanna roll some dough. I use an adapted version of Pioneer Woman's pizza dough. It'll make 8 small calzones; perfect for a large family OR! freezing 4 of the unbaked calzones for my hubby to pop in the oven for a late night studying snack. Anyhoo, roll out your dough to about this size....

Next you're gonna dump a nice handful of your toppings in the middle of your nice little circle of dough....

I don't have pictures of the folding in half part, but just fold it in half, give the top a good smash, then seal the edges. I worked at a pizza joint for several months and learned how to seal them all pretty...see? :)

Now here comes the fun part. Melt some butter, sprinkle in some garlic powder and brush the golden goodness all over the top of your calzones. Because butter makes everything better, right?

Next you're gonna want to cut some slits in the top so your little pockets of joy don't explode in the so:

Now, pop them into a really hot oven. Like, we're talkin' 500 degrees, hot. Don't forget to set your trusty owl timer. My calzones took 10 minutes.

They are done when the cheese is all melty inside and they look perfect and golden, like dis....

Then cut them in half and serve with your favorite pizza sauce for dipping. Nom, Nom, Nom!!!

Go make them. Right now. Your husband will kiss you for it. Ask me how I know.

Happy Eating,

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Things I Learned in August

My good friend, Amy, did this with her blog last month, and it looked like fun, so here is what I learned in August 2013:

How to Change a tire-
My Hubby's car tire had something wrong with it, so he was going to put the spare on to drive it to the tire shop. I went outside to watch and realized that, if I had an emergency, I would have no earthly idea where to start changing a tire. So I asked him to show me how. And he did. He had already loosened the bolts so the rest was pretty simple. Then he made me do it on the mini-van to make sure I could get the bolts loosened by myself if I ever needed to. I had to bounce on the wrench thingy to get them off, but I did it! I also snapped a few pics for your enjoyment.

-Make Fried Rice- My hubby LOVES fried rice. So when I ran across this recipe on Pinterest, I knew I had to try it. I made it on his first day of classes as a "woohoo, school is evil so let's make yummy food to make up for it" meal.  It turned out great and will definitely be added to our repertoire. I meant to take pictures, but, I didn't. So sue me.

-How Not to Make Pizza on the Stove.- So for a while I had been without an oven. Which meant no homemade pizza. Which meant depressing Friday nights, when we normally have pizza. So I decided to try something I saw guessed it..Pinterest. Yes, I'm obsessed, but that's beside the point. Anyhoo, I tried pizza in an iron skillet...on the stove. Long story short, I won't be doing that again. Thankfully, my oven is now fixed and I can make pizza like a normal person.

-I like Calvin and Hobbes comics- I always thought comics were for nerds. Don't misunderstand me, I don't have a problem with fact, I married one and I love him to pieces. And he has this whole other world of hobbies and interests that I'll never pretend to understand. However, since we've been married he has introduced me to a few things that I would have thought was for nerds only, but I ended up enjoying them. Calvin and Hobbes is one such thing. In short, Calvin and Hobbes IS SO SO SO FUN! They make me laugh. So I thought I'd share one of my favorites. It reminds me of my Mom and Dad :)

So there ya have it. That's what I learned in August. What did you learn?