Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Grilled chicken pesto pizza

It seems like every now and then when I find or create a new recipe that I just love, I tend to make that food at least once a week for at least a month!  My current favorite obsession recipe is chicken pesto pizza that can either be grilled or made in the oven.  I got inspired to make this when I saw last month's issue of Food Network magazine and there was an article about grilling pizzas.  Hello genius!  Especially with it being a toasty 90+ degrees, it's nice to keep the oven off and keep the heat outside. 
Last week I made these pizzas on the grill and was so pleased with the results.   Individual size rustic pizzas that are tastey fresh off the grill and even the next day, according to Clint.
Here's how to make them:
I use this recipe for the pizza dough and this one for the pesto. 
Have the grill at about 350-400 degrees.  With a paper towel dampened in olive oil and held in tongs (folded up), lightly rub the grill grates on the areas where you'll be grilling the pizzas.  Place rolled out dough (in desired size) directly on the grill.  Bake for about 3 minutes (or until browned as desired), then flip to the other side and repeat.  Once the dough is cooked, remove from the grill place it on a cookie sheet/pan.  Put on pesto sauce, mozzarella cheese, grilled chicken, and sun dried tomatoes.  Put cookie with assembled pizzas back on the grill and close the lid.  Cook about 4 minutes or until cheese is melted. 

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Camp crafts

Hello!  I'm back from a week of camping with the young women from our church (girls camp).  I had a great time being able to get to know the girls from church better, feeling the love Heavenly Father has for us, and laughing with the other leaders and with my crazy (and awesome) young women.  I do have to say though that one of my favorite things was making these adorable crafts that were available for the girls and us leaders to make. 
Each year there is a theme for girls camp and this year's theme was "Anchored in Faith".  Such a great theme to remind us of what is most important in life.  I loved the anchored in faith picture frame that we did so I can remember throughout the year the camp theme and significance of being firm in my faith.  It also happens to go with the décor in our bedroom (sweet)!  The "verse of the week" chalkboard is something I look forward to hanging up in our living room with a weekly reminder of a scripture that can guide our lives.  And last but not least, the simple yet whimsical headband.  I look forward to wearing it and also making more of these hopefully soon (possibly during a girls craft night).