June 23, 2016

Happy Birthday David!

 Birthday boys brand new Panama hat from Montecristi Panama hats

And this is the end of the festivities! Laid back birthday for David this year. Since Caitlin and Cyrous were leaving the very next day for the UK, we decided it would be nice to just hang out at home and not do too much. More soccer watching and a nice lunch out.
We have wanted to make pizza in the gas grill for a while, and thought this would be a no fuss fun dinner that we could eat out side and just enjoy the evening. It was a whole lot of fun making these pizzas!  We bought some dough from our favorite pizza place and then got creative with the toppings. I used just crushed tomatoes and not a sauce. I think it's key to not load it up too much so that it will not be soggy. It worked so well and we can't wait to do it again.  We wanted to make an heirloom tomato one, but the tomatoes are at their peak in August, so we will try then. We heated up the grill to about 500 to 600F and those babies took no time to cook! We have always gotten good results in the oven with the stone, but it takes much longer to cook. I think we need a pat on the back for using our grill three times so far this summer.
 We lit all the tea lights and strung the outside lights up for a festive feel. Luckily it had cooled down by the time we had dinner and it was such an enjoyable evening eating out in the backyard.

We finished the dinner with a yummy ice cream cake from  Lottie's Creamery You have to have an ice cream cake for the summer kid right?! We still have a lot leftover, since they only had 8 inch cakes this go around.....Dave is just so sad about this, hahahah. Oh, how do you like our ghetto birthday candle? I have no idea where I put the birthday candles when we moved last year. I'm sure the wish will still come true!

I'm trying to get the house back in order after all the celebrations and have a ton of laundry and tidying up to do today. I got a cute video from Nicole of Caitlin and Cyrous yesterday having lunch at her place :) They look happy and tired, and I'm sure they will be snoozing for a while today.

Hopefully after the housework today, I will be able to make it into my studio to work. Check back for updates for new items coming soon.

1 comment:

  1. Happy Birthday to David! It sounds like you had a wonderful weekend full of celebrations. That cake looks delicious! Your deck looks very nice and festive with all the lights and pretty plants.

    I made a recipe by Ina Garten that you might enjoy. It's the Tri-Berry crumble and it's delicious. Full of wonderful, summer berries and topped with vanilla ice cream - perfect summer dessert. Thinking of making it again for 4th of July.