Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Fun in the Sun-Grace Community Church (June 26, 2010)

Hayden took this pic and managed to cut off Clayton's head, lol.

Our church hosted a huge free event back in June for the community called "Fun in the Sun". We had around 2500 people come out for the festivities. We doled out Chik-fil-A sandwiches (1000 were nicely donated from the Loveland store), sloppy joes, hot dogs (800 of which were buffalo), chips, cookies and drinks for free to anyone that was hungry. It was awesome! Besides the provided lunch, we also gave out snow cones and cotton candy to everyone that was willing to stand in line for them. Our church band (which is fabulous!) provided entertainment while the kiddos were allowed to play on a lot of different play structures and win prizes at games. It simply amazes me how we pulled off such an event for such a large crowd and we managed to do it all for free! God is good. :)
Look how big this dang slide is! The pic doesn't do it justice. It's kinda hard to tell. Look at the little kid going up the middle of it.



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Pizza Night

Shrimp Scampi Pizza (recipe link)

Chicken Dijon Pizza (recipe link-I added tomatoes)

Cinnamon Dessert Pizza

We love pizza in our household and I especially love California Pizza Kitchen. We discovered this wonderful pizza chain back when we lived in Atlanta. Now I don't have a CPK near me but that's okay. I bought their cookbook a few years back and I am able to satisfy my cravings whenever I want to (well, I can always purchase the frozen ones from the grocery store too but I prefer to make my own).

A couple of nights ago, I watched a rerun of Alton Brown's "Good Eats" and he was talking about making good pizza crust. That piqued my interest enough to make 6 pizzas recently. I tried 1 crust on the grill and it was tasty but we preferred the ones from the oven. I precooked each crust before loading with toppings and I made them paper thin (all except the dessert pizza). The top two pizzas I made tonight were from the CPK cookbook and the bottom was my own creation. I used Pioneer Woman's cookbook recipe for the crusts and we loved it. The recipe was simple and had the best texture. I just rolled it out super thin and precooked it. Yum!
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Sunday, July 04, 2010

Happy 4th of July!!

We are heading out tomorrow morning for Cheyenne. Clayton's sister invited us up to celebrate the holiday. She hinted that I should bring some peanut butter chocolate cupcakes so I made them this evening. I wish I had red and white sprinkles to add to them but blue will have to do. We are teeing off at their local golf course around 1pm and then we will watch the fireworks from the fairgrounds from her back yard (she lives rather close to it). I hope you all have a wonderful holiday!!

BTW-My cousin Natalie gave birth to her daughter Savannah Grayce today. She was 7 pounds even and is doing well. Congrats to the Dailey family!!
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