Thursday, March 28, 2013

Baby Pizza

Spring is slowly creeping into the air. Perhaps there will be a sliver of time where we get moderate temperatures somewhere between 5 degrees and 95 degrees this year. At least a period of time that will last longer than a week-and-a-half. As in years past spring is more of a concept than an actual season. It's idyllic in everyone's mind of budding trees and warming temperatures but usually means you foolishly leave the house with no jacket then find yourself freezing to death after the sun goes down.

Pizza with Asparagus, Ham, Mozzarella, and Ricotta

To celebrate the season I got some surprisingly good asaparagus from California as we probably won't have much around here for a while. I made this pizza topped with tomato, mozzarella, ricotta, and sliced ham from the freezer which is still leftover from Christmas and still quite delicious.

Tomato, Ricotta, Asparagus, and Multigrain Cereal

I took some of the tomato, ricotta, and asparagus and pureed it up for the Wombats mixed with a little multigrain cereal. The end result tasted much more like pizza than I would have expected. This may have been the closest that the Wombats have come to having the same thing for dinner that we had.

Martin's First Tomato and Asparagus

Gleeful Elliott

The verdict was a positive one. They seemed to like it quite a bit. This was fitting because we liked the pizza quite a bit Of course by the time we are able to eat any meal we generally enjoy it for the sheer fact that we are hungry as hell.

Samuel Adams Double Agent IPL

For beer we had this Double Agent IPL from Samuel Adams. I've been wanting to try this one for a while as it is a new style of beer. They took a lot of the classic India Pale Ale hops and made what they are calling an India Pale Lager as a result using the lagering method rather than ale yeast. This beer ended up being quite good and while a lot of the traditional IPA elements are there it does have a very different characteristic to it. If I had been served this blind I don't think I'd have been able to put my finger on why it seemed like an IPA but slightly different.

I applaud Sam Adams for trying something new with this one. It was tasty and very easy to drink.

After dinner in order to entertain the Wombats we gave them their sippy cups.

Elliott with Sippy Cup

Martin with Sippy Cup

Yeah, they still haven't quite figured them out yet.


uberlours said...

would this be about the right time to comment on the effect that keeping meat for prolonged periods in a freezer seems to have? Like ZERO!

Unknown said...

False. I did not comment on how I had to cut away the freezer-burned edges that had discolored.

uberlours said...

Indeed, properly wrapped there is no freezer burn.