Friday, July 9, 2010

Fruit Pizza

One day a week during the summer, I've committed some time to letting the kids cook something new. This week we tried a fruit pizza. They weren't so sure when I told them about this treat, but the end result met their approval!

1/2 cup margarine, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter and sugar. Add egg. Mix flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt. Add to creamed mixture. Press onto a pizza pan (of course I used a pizza stone). Bake for 8-10 minutes or until brown (mine needed to cook for about 15 minutes). Cool.

8 oz. cream cheese
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla

Beat cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla. Spread on cooled crust. Add fruit and chill.

Thursday, July 8, 2010


I have been craving kabobs lately so I decided to give them a try for dinner tonight. I marinated chicken tenders in our usual marinade (1 can sprite, 1 cup soy sauce, 1/2 cup veggie oil) for the day. I chunked a red pepper, a green pepper, a zucchini, a pineapple, and an onion. I also had a few cherry tomatoes. While the skewers soaked in water for 20 minutes, I cut the chicken in chunks. Then I started assembling the kabobs.

I heated the grill and then topped the rack with a piece of tin foil that I sprayed with Pam. When it was hot, I added the kabobs and rotated them about every 5 minutes for about 20 minutes.

Served them with rice and corn on the cob! Perfect summer dinner even without the sun. YUMMY! The kids even tried each of the veggies...some were a go...others a no-go. I will definitely try these again.