Friday, March 20, 2015

Friday Mishmash

Broccoli on pizza?  Why not?
Boboli pizza with ground beef, onions, mushrooms, and broccoli.

One of my goals was to try and get more vegetables into my meals, so when Jeff asked for pizza, I bulked it up with broccoli.  Guess what?  It was good!  I roasted it first, so it was extra frizzled on the pizza.  This one was a keeper.

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I heard it before I saw it - a woodpecker came to visit the huge oak tree in our backyard.  It was really pretty, and I tried to get a picture, but dang if that thing wasn't moving around fast!  Here's the best that I could do:
I have to say, this bird looks NOTHING like Woody Woodpecker.  Another childhood illusion, dashed to pieces!

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Did you hear that my future second husband is the new spokesperson for Little Debbie Snack Cakes?  It's true!  Watch the video:
He cracks me up, my future second husband does!

I especially love the jingle he sang - "Little Debbie Snack Cakes...no one has to knooow" - yep, even Will understands the shame that comes along with junk food!

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Another week with no finished knitting projects to show you - boo on me!  I should have a couple done soon, and I just got some yarn that I ordered for a neat shawl project, so I'll be casting on for that one this weekend.  The yarn order was extra fun - not only did I receive the yarn, but some additional goodies as well:
The yarn is from Miss Babs - colorway is Perfectly Wreckless, in Yowza!  I'm going to make Susan B. Anderson's Yowza 3 shawlette with it.  But Miss Babs also sent a pattern for another shawlette, which I like, so I'll be doing that one sometime this year as well.  Plus she sent a mini skein of yarn, and some Eucalan soak, which is what I use to block my finished projects with.  It was like Christmas when I opened this package - which was appropriate since I bought the yarn using money my parents gave me for Christmas specifically FOR yarn!

Have a great weekend!

14 comments:

  1. I sincerely hope you get to come to CT to visit me one day. The part of CT where I live is known for its pizza! We have two styles - a thin crust Italian style and a Greek style (so called because we have a lot of Greek people who immigrated here and opened pizza places) that has what I call a regular crust. But we put all sorts of stuff on pizza! One of my favorite pizzas is chicken, broccoli, chopped tomatoes, and sliced black olives. YUM. (And now I want pizza...)

    Re knitting: did you see the Humans of New York post yesterday with a very lovely elegant woman and the caption, "I only wear my own dresses. Whenever I sit, I knit." If not, go look it up! I immediately thought, she stole Shelley's diet LOL!

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    1. Oh heck yes, pizza will be on our agenda whenever I get out to visit you!

      I didn't see that HONY, but how cool!

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  2. That woodpecker doesn't look like Woody because it is a downy woodpecker and not a pileated :D (being ms smartypants here). The pileated look just like Woody and are really big. Something cool to see, too. There was one that hung around our old place. We have those downy ones all over. They like suet feeders, so if you want it to come closer, you could hang one.

    That pizza is impressive for a homemade pizza! Broccoli is good with a pesto and mozz, too. :D

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    1. Bird expert weighs in - love it! Well, that makes more sense about the cartoon Woody - they did fashion him after a real bird after all. :)

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  3. The pizza looks good, the topping that is. The crust isn't thin enough for me. I only like real Italian crust that is the thin one. They sell pizza's here that are called American pizza's but I don't like them.

    Can't see the photo of Woody but I have heard a woodpecker a couple of times on my walks in the forest but never spotted one.

    Have a great weekend.

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    1. We can get a thin crust at Papa Murphys, but it kind of tastes like a cracker to me. It's good though. LOLing at "American Pizzas" - I should go on an American authentication tour and check if they are correct. :)

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  4. Your future second husband is a goofball!! "Its LITTLE, not 'liddle.' I enjoyed :))

    That woodpecker is so pretty. I haven't seen any this year yet. But I enjoy watching them. They are really hard to get a picture of--the minute you get them framed, they just move around to the other side of the tree.

    That free pattern looks so pretty. I want to knit it next. After I finish a few more rows of this 540 stitches I have on the needles now… Off to search for both those patterns!

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    1. Oh yeah, LITTLE not liDDle cracked me up as well!

      You are exactly right on how fast the woodpecker moved, and I have 19 (now deleted) blurry photos to show for it.

      OMG, 540 stitches. Did you have to cast on all of them? The Yowza 3 shawl has a 9 stitch cast on - then you increase.

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  5. OMG Shelley....LOL at the woodpecker looking nothing like Woody. You are hilarious. As is your future second husband!!

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  6. Put on yer backyard birdwatcher's boxing gloves, Lori. That there bird is a red-bellied woodpecker. But I'm in your corner on Woody, he was a pileated. I get red-bellied, hairy, downy, and northern flickers here. The latter being my fav.

    Yum, yum on the pizza Shelley - that look's delish. So does the yarn, can't wait to see how that knits up.

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  7. There was a pizza place near where I use to work and I would get the broccoli and tomato pizza all the time. Sometimes I would miss that there was no sauce on it though!

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  8. Yum that Pizza looks good! From one 50 to another... great blog!

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  9. OOOH how had I MISSED your second hubby as spokes caker!
    I love I love I love.

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