pizza pull-apart and airplane plant

I’ll document my busy morning. Most mornings I like to read a bit of the Bible, jump a little on my mini-tramp, go to swim class at YMCA, or work around the house. Today I wanted to make the pizza pull-apart recipe I found. I also got tired of all the little airplanes coming off the airplane plant, so I potted a bunch up to give to the Mission Thrift Store – they love to get them!

I usually make sourdough bread at least 3 times a week; I decided to use part of that dough for my pull-apart pizza. Here it is rolled out into a rectangle and then covered with plastic so it won’t dry out too much. It remained there about 1 1/2 hours.

Next I cut up the cup ofย  Brussels sprouts while making the white sauce. Spread on the white sauce and then the Brussels sprouts, cheeses and pecans. (Here you see the correct spelling and capitalization of Brussels ๐Ÿ™‚

Next comes the messy part – separating it into 5 pieces, then cut into 5 or 6 stacks, placing stacks against each other.

Then into the oven. I also made mac & cheese, heated up corn-on-the-cob, added to yesterday’s salad and took some cookies out of the freezer – ta da – – that’s our lunch !

We liked it ! Chuck washed dishes – thanks, Chuck!

The recipe – pizza pull-apart:

1 pkg. pizza mix (or your own dough)

1 c. shredded Brussels sprouts

1/3 c. blue cheese crumbles and more for garnish

1/2 c. Mozzarella cheese, shredded

1/3 c. chopped pecans

3 T butter, melted

salt and pepper

White sauce:

3 T butter

3 T flour

3/4 c. milk

Pinch nutmeg

salt and pepper

Preheat 350 degrees. Spray loaf pan. Oil or use parchment paper.

Roll out dough to 12″X20″ rectangle. Pour on white sauce, then Brussels sprouts, blue cheese, Mozzarella cheese & pecans.

Cut rectangle into 5 strips. Put on top of each other and cut into 5 or 6 stacks. Place stacks against each other in loaf pan. Bake 30 minutes, then pour butter on top. Bake 30 minutes more. Remove and cool before serving.

White Sauce: Melt butter. Whisk in flour, add milk, whisking. Thicken 5 minutes. Add nutmeg and salt and pepper.

And here are the plant pictures ready to take to thrift store as soon as the cardboard dries out from the watering.

Our Christmas elf-it picture – the video is funny – We have here Scott, me, our 2 children who are adults now and don’t live with us and Chuck who does live with us. What a riot!

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Beautiful day for Missouri history!

We went to Sibley, MO for the Fort Osage Living History day.

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The above says Daniel Boone was here in 1816. Found his picture in the visitors’/nature/history center.

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The troops (re-enactors) were lined up ready for lunch.

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I got a video of them marching to lunch, but it’s only on my instagram here. It’s private, but I could use more followers!

The visitors’ center has an unusual method of heating & cooling to read about here:

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The Mighty MO. Lewis and Clark decided this area would be a good place for a trading fort.

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A marker of 200 years.

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Inside the center:

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short 2 day trip

We went to Warrensburg and Knob Noster State park. Nice, but no more will I stay in a basement airbnb place – just not as fun as when you have the whole thing. People are on top and basements are usually not as nice. Besides, I figured out I spent about 1/3 or more of my college years in basement apartments. Also, today would have been my mother-in-law’s 94th birthday, but she passed away July 13, 2015. Bless her soul ! ! !

The Red Oak leaf is on the right, and the White Oak leaf is on the left. The Post Oak is a variation of the White Oak.

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This is at a lake in Warrensburg.

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our resident woodchuck is dead

We have been battling this animal for many years, at least 8. It lived under our drain pipe at the end of the driveway. It has eaten my young summer squash. Yesterday it got hit by a car and was upside down & dead on the driveway this morning. My husband had gone to buy some rain barrels and when he came home I was trying to get the heavy thing in the trash bag by wrapping it in another trash bag; I was so glad he got home to help. And then he said: “Ha. That thing was on the street since yesterday afternoon!” I said, “You coward, why didn’t you take care of it??????” Crazy. Anyway, now it is gone, since today is trash day . Hip Hip Horrah ! ! ! ! ! So glad to have that thing out of our lives!

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UPDATE August 13 ~ A younger one has taken its place ~ Ugh~ ~ ~ ย ! !

garden pictures

The photos uploaded this morning ~ I guess old faithful computer just needed a night’s rest.

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The plant stand Scott made.

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Tomato, basil, herbs, flowers, etc.

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Potatoes

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coneflowers mostly

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our fenced in garden with deer guard on top ~ it’s working !

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spiral herb garden ~ work in process ~ the ginger mint is planted here so far.

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The tomato plants I thought would grow so large, but they are much smaller than the others planted in the key-hole gardens! I also planted cucumbers here which are starting to come up~!

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beans planted here in this KHG, also kale and garlic in the raised beds.

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This is where I planted old seeds and now all these squash plants are flourishing with lots of flowers and soon to be squash ~ can’t wait ~

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The tall tomato plants ~ ~ ~ ! ! !