Illustration Friday - "Hybrid"
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Friday, July 19, 2013
Thursday, July 11, 2013
One night in June, we decided to make our own pizza. When I used to drive up to Concord a lot, we always ate at this pizza place called Skipolini's and they had some of the best grilled chicken pesto pizza I've ever had. So, we decided to make our own.
We bought mostly all of the ingredients at Fresh and Easy. So glad they even had fresh pesto. I grilled and seasoned the chicken first and chopped it up. Then it was time to form the dough into a round pizza crust. Holy shit this part was hard! I have never worked with pizza dough and boy, was it a different species. It was impossible to roll out. I tried punching it, hanging it on my fists and turning it around (but I was so scared I was going to drop the dough, so I didn't do this very long) and finally after a while, I had a semi-flat and round (kinda) crust.
I went to check on something and when I came back, Andrew had the pizza dough in his hands rolled into a ball. I thought, "Ah! It took me so long to just get it flat!" But I didn't say anything because I enjoyed watching him working with the crust and he did a pretty good job of making an amoeba shaped pizza.
We added the pesto, grilled chicken and tons of mozzarella to the amoeba-shaped pizza.
(Ignore the crazy messy kitchen, it's not always like this. I am a violent tornado when I cook).
It turned out bomb!
We really loved how this pizza turned out, especially Andrew (can you see his excitement?)
So, the next time we attempt this, I'm going to try one thing that Scott recommended and that was make sure your dough is at room temperature. (Scott, btw, makes their pizza dough from scratch ya'll. He and Ashley are professional pizza makers). And the second thing I might do is watch a bunch of pizza crust making YouTube videos so I can kind of get the gist of making a thin round crust. I never knew it was so fun to make pizza at home! I can't wait to try this again soon.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
I've always wanted take a picture of myself everyday for a year and put it into an animation to see how I progress but I would always forget and sometimes go weeks, sometimes months, without taking a picture. So I was going through my Photobooth archive and I found some pictures that were taken on the same day in the last three years. And a few that were taken in the same month in the last three years. Definitely hair and glasses changed but other than 28 to 30 years of age doesn't make too much of a difference to me. Hopefully, I will remember to take pictures and keep this going during a span of 10 years. But we'll see!