Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Secret to 72 years of Marriage

I saw this story on CNN today & it made me smile! This couple is 98 & 93, and they have been married 72 years. That is AMAZING to me! They have a blog, Facebook & Twitter which cracks me up.

I mean wow--72 years. What a lifetime of events together! If you want to read more about "Cutie & Pop-Pop", click the links above. And here's to a 72 yr marriage mindset--don't know if I'll make it that long, I would be 102. Who knows though! :)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Tomato & Corn Pizza

I love all things southern, which means I am a huge fan of Southern Living magazine. Everything about it (except the ads of course!). The houses, recipes, flower articles, porch displays, road trip ideas in the south...its just goes right down the roads of my brain & how I think! I don't know why I don't have a subscription, I just keep buying it at the store.
And I'm a sucker for magazine covers. How perfect is this for summer?

In the July issue there was a recipe for Tomato & Corn Pizza, which happen to be 3 of my favorites! I can't get enough homegrown tomatoes & Bixby corn in the summer!

We make pizzas on Sunday nights a lot, so this was one I couldn't wait to try! It was so yummy, light, and summery!

Tomato & Corn Pizza

3 small plum tomatoes, sliced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 (14-oz.) package prebaked Italian pizza crust (I used Boboli, or you could make your own)
Parchment paper
1/3 cup refrigerated pesto
1/2 cup fresh corn kernels
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon sugar
8 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced
3 tablespoons fresh whole or torn basil leaves

1. Preheat oven to 450°. Place tomato slices on paper towels. Sprinkle with salt and pepper; let stand 20 minutes.
2. Place pizza crust on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet; spread with pesto. Stir together corn, Parmesan, and sugar. Top pizza with corn mixture, tomatoes, and mozzarella slices.
3. Bake at 450° for 14 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden. Remove from oven, and top with basil leaves.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Happy 234th Birthday, America!

Happy Birthday, America!

We hold these truths to be self–evident,
That all men are created equal,
That they are endowed by their Creator
with certain unalienable Rights,
That among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
~Declaration of Independence

This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.
~Elmer Davis

From every mountain side, Let Freedom ring.
~Samuel F. Smith, "America"

We sleep peacefully at night, cradled by the big strong hands of America.
~Val Saintsbury

We have enjoyed so much freedom for so long that we are perhaps in danger of forgetting how much blood it cost to establish the Bill of Rights.
~Felix Frankfurter

Patriotism is easy to understand in America - it means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.
~Calvin Coolidge

My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy!
~Thomas Jefferson

May I never wake up from the American dream.
~Carrie Latet