Wow, this afternoon has been non-stop!
First of all, Courtney came over and we walked for almost an hour (!!) along the bay with Mikan. We have SO much in common and I’m super jealous that she is currently doing yoga teacher training! It is just so funny to me that this blog has come so far that I actually meet good friends from it! If you would have told me a couple years ago that I would start a blog and make new friends from it, I would have looked at you like you were off your rocker. I don’t even have a Myspace page! But, somehow this blog has evolved and I am just so blessed and so happy that we all have this encouraging and friendly space to talk about food, health and life in general!
After our walk I immediately got on the phone with my insurance company regarding the “accident” the other day. Not too thrilled about that AT ALL but it could have been so much worse. If what happened two days ago happened yesterday instead, I would have totally smashed a car that was sitting in the street all day yesterday. God was looking out for me on that one! After the stress phone call had ended, I hopped in my car and raced over to the mall to have Apple look at my charger. Well, turned out I needed an APPOINTMENT so I had to go home and come all the way back an hour and a half later. It was worth it though because this totally awesome tech guy gave me a brand new charger for free (usually an $80 value!). I’m telling ya—despite all my tech problems (mainly due to the fact I’m a total ditz on the computer), I would NEVER steer away from Apple. I have had the best luck ever with Mac support and the people that work in the Apple store. This guy totally made my day because I really thought I was going to have to shell out 80 bucks that I do not have. Amen.
In between all my racing around, I snacked on a big bunch of grapes in the car—-
And then I finally made it to Ryan’s condo around 6:15 and finally got to making the pizza that I had been carrying around the ingredients for in my PURSE! Yes, that’s right. When I was at the Apple store, I totally had cheese and pizza dough in my purse. That’s how I roll. Obviously.
I used organic nine grain pizza dough that I had made last week at work and that had been sitting in my freezer. The dough for the pizza is the same for the bread and I LOVE our nine grain bread so I was super excited about this pizza crust!
I used an all natural pizza sauce and sprinkled mozzarella cheese on the whole thing before putting turkey pepperoni on the boy’s half and creamy herb goat cheese crumbles on MY half :). I LOVE me some goat cheese on my pizza! I baked the pizza at 450 on our pizza stone for about 10 minutes…..nothing like the smell of homemade pizza in the oven, I tell ya!
And then for dessert…………………………….
Yes my dear friends, THAT would be a cookie cake. I made it for Ryan (uhh and me!) at work today! EIGHT chocolate chip cookies went into this massive cake and then I decorated it with pretty colored buttercreams. And, OH MY GOOOOOOOODNESS, was this ever aaaaamazing! Here is my slice (with extra frosting!):
Soft, chewy…..so bad yet oh so good. Haha that’s a healthy meal for ya—pizza and cookie cake. Its like a six year old’s birthday party over here! I take comfort in knowing that I made both the pizza and the cake and nothing artificial was used…..plus tomorrow is Valentine’s Day and anything goes!
Happy Valentine’s Day Eve! See you in the morning!
gina (fitnessista)February 13, 2009 at 7:45 pm
that cookie cake is gorgeous!!! i love the pizza too– nothing like goat cheese on pizza.. or anything for that matter 😀
i like how you roll with a pursefull of pizza supplies
hope you and ryan have a very happy v-day!
FoodsThatFitFebruary 13, 2009 at 8:04 pm
I love chocolate chip cookies, and in a cake form, even better! That is great that you carried around dough in your purse, so funny! I love goat cheese on salads, but haven’t had it on pizza before, great idea. Great news about the charger and hope everything works out with the car!
VeggieGirlFebruary 13, 2009 at 8:12 pm
Same here!! No MySpace page; and great friends from the blogging world 🙂
Hooray for Apple!! I love my MacBook (despite the fact that there’s no sound on my computer anymore, haha 😉 ).
LOVELY COOKIE CAKE!!!
MattFebruary 13, 2009 at 8:24 pm
Dang! Two good meals with no guilt. I love it! We all need to enjoy ourselves every one and awhile right?
meganFebruary 13, 2009 at 8:28 pm
that pizza and cookie cake looks SO good! they are both beautiful- and even more so since you made them with love!
i am glad that you got your new charger. apple is the best, for sure 🙂
have a great night 🙂
joyfulFebruary 13, 2009 at 8:33 pm
Ooh, it’s like you had pizza and cookie pizza, like a theme night. It looks incredible – I had homemade pizza tonight, too! Goat cheese would have made it even better!
LesleyFebruary 13, 2009 at 8:35 pm
OMG!!! That is quite possibly my DREAM meal!! I lurrrve me some cookie cake and I luuuurrrrrve me some goat cheese pizza! I’m even more jealous that made both of them. Sadly, I am not so talented…but yours look amazing!! Dee-lish!
AmeliaFebruary 13, 2009 at 8:35 pm
“It’s like a six year old’s birthday party over here.” LOL!!! 🙂
The fact you made everything for your pre-Vday dinner makes it even more special! And it all looks so yummy!
Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)February 13, 2009 at 8:46 pm
Loved our walk! Can’t wait to see you again soon!
Glad you got your computer situation figured out…that is always stressful.
Dinner looks divine! I laughed out loud when I read you had the ingredients in your purse. Too funny.
AnnaFebruary 13, 2009 at 8:47 pm
Cookie cakes are the BEST!
Sarah (Tales of Expansion)February 13, 2009 at 8:48 pm
Wow, that cookie cake looks SO good!! Enjoy your Valentine’s day with the boy!
JenniFebruary 13, 2009 at 8:54 pm
That pizza looks amazing! YUM…
ShelbyFebruary 13, 2009 at 9:14 pm
LOVE the cookie cake!
MegFebruary 13, 2009 at 9:35 pm
Yeah for a delicious looking pizza and a cookie cake!
SharonFebruary 13, 2009 at 10:54 pm
Glad things turned out great.
And mmmmm that is one delicious cookie!!!
skinnyrunnerFebruary 13, 2009 at 11:34 pm
what a cute cookie and great dinner. thats my dream vday present right there-extra frosting. yum.
Alisa - One Frugal FoodieFebruary 13, 2009 at 11:40 pm
must have a slice of that cookie, now!
CarolineFebruary 14, 2009 at 12:38 am
I am totally drooling over all the icing on that cookie cake! Yum! The cake is gorgeous.
Sarah (lovINmytummy)February 14, 2009 at 12:40 am
That has to be about the cutest cake I’ve ever seen! What a perfect little Valentine’s Dinner =)
JimFebruary 14, 2009 at 9:17 am
drools over meal
brandiFebruary 14, 2009 at 3:37 pm
cookie cakes are my FAVORITE!!
That is what I ask for every year on my birthday. It makes a good “post birthday” breakfast 🙂