Archive | July 2014

Project 365 – Learning To Fly

(Hint: Cue Tom Petty’s song while reading this post.) 😀

The weather here has been beyond gorgeous.  My little guy and I have been enjoying the mild temperatures and spending a lot of time outdoors.  Yesterday we spend another glorious afternoon playing at the park.  He had a blast hanging out with all the kids, and I got to spend a little time getting more acquainted with my 85mm manual focus lens.

I love this shot of him “learning to fly”.  He tried flying off the swing the day before, but just didn’t quite manage to get air.  After watching some other boys launch themselves off of the swings, he decided to take another stab at it.  By golly, I think the boy’s got it now!

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Project 365 – Froggy Went A-Courtin

We found this little fellow stuck in our window well last night and my sons rescued him.  Frogs and toads are forever getting trapped down there.  Invariably I always seem to get this song stuck in my head when we bring out the rescue party.  I sang the few bits I could remember to my kids and then decided to look it up.  Do yourself a favor and have a listen.  I guarantee it will put a smile on your face today.  🙂

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Project 365 – Sun Dried Tomato & Artichoke Heart Pizza

Having spent the last couple of days working on a rather ho-hum, boring, and altogether tedious (not to mention very draining) project, I found I had to pull tonight’s dinner and P365 photo out of a hat.  So, satisfying my kiddos with something much more palatable to their persnickety taste buds, I concocted this fabulously delicious pizza for myself.

I was too doggone tired and hungry to come up with a better image for today.   But for inquiring minds, and more particularly for my own future reference, I will share my “rough draft” recipe for this delicious pizza since I didn’t actually measure the ingredients when making my pizza.

Sun Dried Tomato & Artichoke Heart Pizza

2 t. olive oil
1/4 c. sun-dried tomatoes (I used dehydrated garden tomatoes, re-hydrated briefly in hot water and drained)
1/2 c. artichoke hearts, drained (I used Sam’s Club jarred artichoke hearts… not marinated)
pinch crushed red pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
splash of dry white wine
fresh mozzarella cheese
Parmesan cheese
1 small pre-made pizza crust (I make four small crusts from this recipe and then freeze: http://www.food.com/recipe/thin-pizza-crust-95048)

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.  Heat olive oil in large skillet on medium high heat.  Add tomatoes, artichoke hearts, crushed red pepper, and garlic.  Cook for 1-2 minutes. Add white wine and continue cooking for about 1-2 minutes more.  Remove from heat.  Top pre-made crust with mozzarella, tomato and artichoke mixture, and parmesan cheese.  Bake for 8-12 minutes until edges are golden.  Pour yourself a big, fat glass of white wine and chow down!  You’re welcome.  😀

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Project 365 – Black-eyed Susans

 

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