During past year I dove into my first year teaching. I got to spend every day learning with 22 of the cutest munchkins in the world; I love their little minds and how they see the world. Best. job. ever!
Also turns out when people say teachers work wayyy more than 8-3, they aren't kidding. I've never worked harder in my life or been more exhausted. But it was worth it. So worth it.
I've spent the past couple weeks enjoying Summer break, snuggling my kiddos, reflecting on things to change/improve for the upcoming year, reconnecting with friends (hi guys! sorry for being anti-social from August-May!) and cooking.
Cooking. With food. In the kitchen. Some days I get carried away and make breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. Because I can. Because it's Summer, yo!
One of my Summer favorites is grilled pizza. I've been making it for years and if you haven't tried it yet, do so. Like tonight.
The other night we had just gotten back from a trip and needed something quick and easy for dinner. Pizza was calling and I was feeling creative so I riffled through my fridge and compiled an assortment of toppings:
Sun-dried tomatoes, gouda, beef summer sausage and mushrooms.
Mozarella, arugula, turkey bacon and greek feta dressing (that stuff is my new favorite!)
Grilled pizza is the best. Be sure and lower the coals/heat because you want the cheese to melt before the bread burns.
We really liked the bacon and arugula pizza. I can't wait to make it again!
Go grab some toppings, knead up a batch of pizza dough and light up that grill. It's the perfect Summer-night-on-the-patio-meal.