52 Week Challenge

52 Weeks of Susan's Life


Week 15 – #26 Mealtime

Weightwatchers Pizza, Homemade Pizza, Mealtime PizzaFriday night has become “Pizza Night” in our house.  I really enjoy using non-traditional pizza ingredients to create a unique mealtime. This weeks creations are as follows (from L-R):   Pizza Martguerita – I use fresh tomatoes, low fat mozzarella and fresh basil to create a low fat version of this classic,  Polenta Pizza – For this pizza, I use turkey sausage, polenta, fresh basil,low fat ricotta, Asiago cheese and shredded mozzarella, and finally my favorite – Date and Prosciutto Pizza – with arugula and Gorgonzola cheese topped off with a hint of balsamic vinegar.

My secret to successful homemade pizzas is to  pre-heat a pizza stone in the oven for an hour at 500 degrees.  Lower the temp to 450 and bake for 12-15 minutes for a really crisp crust.  I normally use pizza dough but lately I’ve found that the pre-made pizza shells from Publix are thin, easy to use and make a delicious crust.


Week 14- Birds Eye View

Egret, Bird Diving, Laurel Oak Country ClubOn a lovely golfing day at Laurel Oak Country Club I was able to catch this Egret about to take a dive for some lunch.  I don’t know what the bird saw other than his own image but he/she was sure intent on the capture. I love that you can see the underside of his wing color in the water but not on the bird.  He may be looking for prey but then again he may just be admiring his birds eye view.