Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day!

I didn't really plan too much for Valentine's this year.  I was suppose to play in a golf tournament in Ajman (just north of Dubai) but was told when the tee times came out 2 days ago that I "am allowed to play but not eligible to win any prize money".  Grrr... What the...!!! So anyway, I opted not to play especially having the thought of waking up at 3:30am and leaving on a 2-hr drive at 4:30am! No thank you!

So... Bobby suggested pizza for dinner and I took it one step further and decided to make our own pizza dough. It's a good thing we had just enough time to wait for it to rise!  It normally takes about an hour or so for the dough to double its size, but I cheated as I turned on the oven and put the dough right where it was warm on the burner. Clever Mommy! :-)
Boys are making their own pizza!  Well, they wanted to make a pizza "ball" so I suggested a calzone instead:
Charlie's turn.  I was really impressed at how the dough turned out. It was my first time with this random recipe that I found online:
Charlie is so meticulous!
Tada!!!  Just like pros :-)
The boys ate everything single bit of this with no complaints!  Looks like we will be making more of these for sure!
Bobby and I had pizza instead - cheese and sausages and garlic, of course!
The dough was just a little under-done. My oven is not quite hot enough.  It was suggested at least 550F!  Mine was only at 400F.  I was a bit worried about eating under-done dough but so far so good this morning! :-)
I was going to make a chocolate pie but it wouldn't have had enough time to set after school pickup. So, easy ice cream bars for dessert!
Mommy's new shirt from Daddy for Valentine's.  Hmm... sort of a dead giveaway where he picked this one out from??!
We are scrambling to finish up Daddy's Valentine's card:
Lots of hearts for Daddy!  Graham still needs to work on his spelling obviously!  And Charlie still needs to work on writing his 'a' in his name.  He loves to draw anti-clockwise circles first and then the little "tail" to finish up his 'a'.  Too funny!
And Charlie our little artist - as he says that is what he wants to be when he grows up.  He drew this little flower on a table on the back of the card:
Happy Valentine's Day everyone!!!

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