Linking up again with the lovely Hallie today. As every good workout video goes, "let's get started!"
1. I'm a tiny bit star-struck because not only did Cari try my pizza combo, she loved it, and blogged about it. You should take her advice (and mine) and make yourself a caramelized onion, balsamic reduction, goat cheese pizza. And if you like it, and feel like you can trust me, you should also try kalamata olive tapenade and parmesan as another combo, if olives are your thing of course. I'm sure you can buy pre-made tapenade, but really if you take pitted kalamata olives, capers, garlic, lemon juice and olive oil and give them a whirl in a food processor, you're good to go.
Full disclosure: both of these pizza combinations comes from this cookbook which was very thoughtfully given to me by friends who knew this midwestern carnivore was marrying a vegetarian. Now that Mark has seen the error of his ways, I don't use the cookbook as much any more, but these pizza combos and Mollie's corncakes have earned it a permanent place on the shelf.
My brother is finishing up an 8 week training course in Houston this week, and to celebrate we are taking him here. It's one of our favorite restaurants in Houston. The building is one of the oldest in the city, and no one in the city makes classic mixed drinks better than they do. I've spent my day trying to decide if I should order a Gin Gin Mule, a Sazerac or the smoothest Manhattan you've ever sipped. Did I mention it's a school night?
Teacher catalogs! Next year, I'm returning to full time teaching and will have my own kindergarten classroom, which means that between now and the end of the year, I'll be choosing supplies to order and designing bulletin boards and all the fun parts of teaching (mostly kidding). Construction paper, glue sticks, crayons, oh my!