Just Another Weekend

with the Leahy-Dowe’s.

Pizza is a frequent guest in our place on the weekends. And if you’re a friend of ours who happens to show up around pizza time, it’s pretty much guaranteed that you’ll get put to work in the kitchen.


Shredding cheese.


Stretching dough.


I got off easy by making the white sauce (greek yogurt, lemon juice, ground dill seed, dry mustard, salt and pepper) and being the food photographer.


On Saturday night, Dave was our taskmaster for two pizzas: a salmon pizza with artichokes, peppers, grape tomatoes, capers, mozzarella, and parmesan with a white sauce.


And a deep dish sausage pizza with peppers, muenster, parmesan, and tomato sauce.

The pizzas baked while we played the shortest game of Clue in history. It was John’s first time playing the game. Fifteen minutes and I had pinned down Colonel Mustard in the Lounge with a Lead Pipe. How could you, Colonel?

Perfect timing for pizza-fying.


I’ve made several salmon pizzas before, but I was a huge fan of the addition of artichokes on this pizza. Fish pizza may sound weird, but it is awfully delicious.


And I haven’t met a Dave-style deep dish pizza I didn’t like. We ate our pizza while watching Clue, because after playing the game, John said he had never seen the movie, either. It was a must. True to form, Dave and I fell asleep before our guests left; apparently cooking is much more exhausting than we thought.

Sunday was a lazy day spent with the family. In the summer, Sundays are almost always cookout days at my parent’s or the beach, and I think we all want summer to get here just a little faster.

We spent the day at my parents talking, snacking, and playing a few games, but mostly just watching Aurelia.


I don’t know what we did before Aurelia was born, but she is certainly a fine form of entertainment now.



And cute to boot!


She hasn’t started walking yet, but she’s getting oh-so close. She’s pretty small for her age so it might be a bit yet. Dad pulled out his baby book to show me that it took him awhile, too. Grandma had written “Tim was seventeen months old before he walked. Sure was slow.”


She’s certainly an excellent crawler, though!


And she loves to eat! She’s definitely part Leahy.


Dad and Dave went outdoors to grill while the girls stayed in for the most part with Clue, cards, iced tea and wine. We’ve had enough of this cold winter crap.


Dinner was delicious! I had thrown together a quinoa salad with sauteed red peppers, onions, and garlic, and we also had some of Mom’s seasoned catfish, some salmon, Davy’s homemade rye bread, and roasted sweet potatoes. Aunt Dina brought some coleslaw and Texas caviar to share, as well. And Em made a fruit dip with cream cheese, sour cream, walnuts, and pineapple to go with sliced apples.


It certainly looks summery. I’m waiting….


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