Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Roasted Red Pepper & Goat Cheese Pizza

On E's dairy free diet, I have really been missing homemade pizza nights.  I decided to give goat cheese a try as some dairy intolerant babies do tolerate goat cheese.  The pizza ended up being delicious & one of my husband's favorites so I had to share.   If you are a goat cheese fan, you will LOVE this pizza.
Here's what we used:
pizza dough (homemade or frozen, thawed)
1 TBSP oil
2 bell peppers (I used one yellow & one red)
1/4 tsp. black pepper, salt & garlic powder
2 large heirloom tomatoes, thinly sliced
4 oz goat cheese, crumbled
1 poblano pepper, thinly sliced
2 TBSP fresh basil, torn in large pieces
And here's what we did:
Preheat oven to 450*.  Roll out dough onto pizza stone.  Roast bell peppers over gas flame or in oven until charred all the way around. Set aside to cool, then deseed & chop into large pieces. Puree bell pepper with oil, salt, pepper & garlic until nice & smooth in food processor or blender.  Spread bell pepper puree over pizza dough.  Spread tomatoes, goat cheese, poblano & fresh basil over pizza.  Cook in oven 15-20 minutes or until crust is slightly browned around edges.  Let cool, slice & enjoy!!
We paired our pizza with a spinach salad with walnuts, avocado & grape tomatoes, drizzled with balsamic vinegar. A great compliment!

Friday, August 24, 2012

3 months old

Sweet little Ephram Fletcher is 3 months old today!
It is amazing how quickly time is passing & how much our handsome little man changes daily.  Weighing in at over 13 lbs & stretching past 25" long, he really is becoming a big boy!

Some things of note from this past month:

You took your first airplane ride (first four, actually) and did so well!  You even earned your wings.
You also took your first trip to Texas & loved it & met lots of new friends & family.  I think it's safe to say you're a Texas boy :) 
You have been examining your fingers quite studiously and they often end up in your mouth.
You have learned to reach for & grab objects; some favorites include your pacifier, monkey rattle & O-ball.
I heard my first true "haha" laugh from you yesterday!  I was playing with your feet (those who know me well, know the irony in this one) and you were overtaken with delight as I blew raspberries on your little feetsies & clapped them to my face.  
In the past week, I've seen the first signs of teething. No teeth yet, but plenty of drool, gnawing at fingers & little red cheeks all point to teething.
Bob has started to catch your attention!  You will only tolerate tummy time when he is around to entertain you.  I think a long lasting friendship is forming already :)
You can support your own head now--every now & again it gets a little wobbly, but for the most part you've got it down!

We love you little E man!