Thursday, November 4, 2010

30 Days of Happy: CEIMB / Day 4

Today is my dad's 73rd birthday. Man, that is freaking old. He comes over most Thursdays for pizza, so tonight was birthday pizza night. Today's Craving Ellie in my Belly recipe was Mushroom, Onion and Basil Pizza. Perfect. So we ordered one pizza and I made a sad attempt at making this pizza.

The plan was to stop by the store after work to get needed ingredients, but it was cold and rainy and I'm a massive baby, so I just went home and figured I'd wing it. I made some sub-standard dough. I carmelized a sliced onion. I opened a can (yes, "can") of tomato sauce, I sauteed some kale from our CSA and I grabbed some shredded cheese from the freezer and made a pizza which was totally NOT the Ellie recipe. But it was not bad. Thanks for hosting, Joanne. The recipe looked great, it just wasn't in the cards for me today!

What else... I made a flourless chocolate cake which would have been awesome, but the pan I used was too small so it baked all jacked up. This was Mimi's face when she tasted it. Don't let that jerk fool you, she ended up polishing off the whole thing in about 2 minutes.

And here is what my dad's piece of cake looked like with the 7 little candles and the "3." The candles all barely fit on there.

Delly had fun after dinner playing with the little thingamajigs from our birthday ring (which I will talk more about soon, because I am so in love with that thing). The rooster was the "bad guy" but that's about as much as I could follow in the storyline there.

And this pic was just so cute. It pretty much sums up our world: A big ol' bottle of whisky, and Mimi stuffing a candle up Josh's nose. Good night!


Kayte said...

We loved the pizza toppings, I wasn't wild about the canned crust, but then I have become spoiled lately making my own crust, so that was to be expected. Birthday wishes all around! 73 sounds like a nice and wise age, doesn't it?

Joanne said...

At least you tried and it didn't turn out so bad. Besides, you had a birthday cake to attend to. That would have ranked #1 on my priority list.
My dad has your dad beat, he's 85 ...will be 86 on Christmas Day. He's very active for his age, my mom as well.
Guess we have good genes, right? :)

Liz said...

Happy birthday to your dad! Looks like you all had a fun evening even if the pizza didn't turn out the same as Ellie's :)

TeaLady said...

This was a good pizza. Definitely a repeat.