Sunday, July 4, 2010

Mosaic Monday: Pups!

Happy Fourth Of July! America's 234th Birthday!

Took a nice break from things this past week. It was gorgeous weather, perfect for strolling the boardwalk, walking by the beach. So I did. We're enjoying the weekend! Not much cooking, not much doing lately, a welcome relief.  But joining in Mary's Mosaic Monday again this week. For more mosaic's stop by the Little Red House!

Trying a new way to do the mosaics this week. Change of pace from Big Huge Labs. Found the link to Picnik on another blog. and now I can't remember which blog, but I loved the mosaics, so I tried it. I usually use Big Huge Labs. Picnik is nice, too! I tried it with a mosaic of our dogs!

Sorry, Kathleen, but I did the mosaic of my pups this week! I know how much you love big, sloppy dogs, LOL! But scroll on down and there's a nice calzone for you and Mike :) Serves two!

Three dogs, Max is the baby at ten months, he was really supposed to be a pair of sneakers from the mall, but the big kid came home with a dog instead of new sneakers. Chip was a whim, from the dog pound. Six weeks old, he fit in our hands. Just couldn't leave him. and Trixie is because we were passing the Bide-A-Wee adoption place, and stopped to look instead of the bowling alley down the block. No one in the family is allowed near pet stores, pet adoption places or the pound any more in the near future.

                                                Max                          Chip                        Trixie

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So not much happening in the kitchen this week, we ordered in a lot. This was by far the favorite of the week. A brick oven calzone, stuffed with ricotta and mozzarella. The thinnest crust and not overstuffed to the point of a total globby mess, and it's huge, it's for two or more! With delicious brick oven taste! and a very crispy crust! I think I could do this, but it won't look as good, and it won't be a thin crust or as crispy a crust. but I'm going to try one of these days! Minus the brick oven. Unless Mr. Griller plans to buy me a nice, expensive brick oven, we'll stick to the grill! or a baking stone. Or takeout again!





26 comments:

  1. Great 4th post. Pups and food . . . how American.

    Darryl and Ruth : )

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  2. Ordering in is good! Nice break! Love the pups. Happy 4th of July!

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  3. Happy 4th of July! Love your puppies. I would be the same way and want to bring home any dog I see. Beautiful mosaic of your puppies.

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  4. I am not allowed to go to Petsmarts on Saturdays because of their adoptions. Love their stories!

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  5. The calzone looks yummy...cute doggies!

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  6. I am laughing as we use to have the same problem with going out for an item and coming back with a dog every few years. Right now we are pet free but the grown kids bring their dogs to us and we pet sit so that makes us happy. Well, not the the day Molly dog ate our window trim! Pizza on hot summer holiday weekends is a good thing. We did lots of grilling as the temps were mid 80s with NO humidity which is rare for the island this time of year but no fear the humidity and 90s are coming back this week so I feel a pizza delivery in my near future:-)
    Joyce

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  7. Aw, your pups are so cute!!! Thanks for sharing at MM. :)

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  8. The pups are so cute. Always nice to have a lazying around week:)

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  9. The calzone looks delicious - but the mosaic of your pups is priceless!!
    You needed to take a break from cooking..well deserved!
    Sorry about the power outage - at least it didn't last for days this time!

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  10. Loved your narrative on the dogs. Part of the family now. I have always wanted to try to make calzone myself. Looks delicious.

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  11. Cute dogs! :) Happy fourth!

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  12. Carol, you made me chuckle! Your dogs all look very sweet and I'm glad you were able to give them a good home.

    We had a quiet holiday weekend .. it was too hot to do much else!

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  13. I have such a soft spot for dogs and just love your pups! SWEET mosaic!

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  14. The calzone looks good. They are very easy to make, go for it!

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  15. 3 dogs!! wow....that's lots of work to do.
    The calzone looks so lovely.
    I hope you have enjoyed your holiday!
    Angie

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  16. You just can't walk away and leave a sweet face! That is why I don't volunteer at the SPCA.

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  17. Carol I'm so glad you had a nice relaxing week. I need a week off to stroll around. :-) You deserved it!!! Your pups are so lucky and so darn cute. That Max looks like he's been up to mischief lol.

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  18. I just love your reasons behind your pet adoptions! I'm a sucker for those faces too! I'd have a zoo if I didn't have more control. :)

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  19. The puppies are so cute! Summer is a great time to enjoy!

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  20. Hi Carol, me too, I took the week easy too, have been a "help desk" for two people on vacation. I hope to b back in swing by week's end.

    Yeap! I remember about the sneakers story! And we can't adopt adopt anymore cats.

    I have not tried using picknik, it is part of yahoo, think.

    Stay cool, I heard its hot in the East coast.

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  21. Very cute dogs! And great time to order in! I'm ready for some Italian! ♥

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  22. Glad you nice a nice break over the holiday, Carol! Give those pups a big squeeze for me :)

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  23. Sweet pics! In a weird way it looks like Max could be the offspring of Chip and Trixie. Perfect family!

    ...and one more time

    Happy Birthday!!!

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  24. Love the pups! Love the idea of take-out on a week where you are just enjoying life. Cheers!!

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  25. Cute puppy dogs! And one of them (Max) shares a name with my grandson...LOL!

    Looks like you have a great blog!

    Donna

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