July 10, 2012

The First Mouse near the House

I don't have any picture to go along with this post like I do with most other posts, but I thought it would be wise to at least chronicle a momentous event. Today, while grilling pizza on the grill (as if you grill it any other place), I noticed a black furry rodent scurrying around the back of our house. It came through the small patch of the Lilly of the Valley flowers, ran around the corner toward the porch, then disappeared through a small hole in the concrete steps that I previously hadn't noticed. I was speechless and was staring at the rodent. I quickly looked up at Annie and tried to wipe the startled look off my face before she could notice anything amiss, but it was too late. She noticed. I haven't seen a mouse with her before, and I can say I am proud she didn't scream, but she did seem disgusted. In fact, she kept saying, "That's disgusting," with heavy emphasis on the "gust." I hope the little critter wasn't too offended.  We later saw him scamper back the the Lilly of the Valley from whence he came.

After reading this, you're probably thinking, "Grilled pizza, how does that work?" I was just as skeptical, but it works—and it tastes amazing. I start with a dough ball that I buy from Lunds for 1.49. After forming the right shape by tossing the dough in the air like a pizza professional, I heavily oil the grill then drape the dough on the hot grates. After a few minutes, I flip the dough and add the sauce, cheese, and toppings. Within a total of 5-8 minutes, the pizza is done, and it tastes super-duper (as some nerdy home school kids I know would say). I know I said there wouldn't be any pictures in this post, but what the heck, here you go...

This was a nice margherita-esque pizza. Marinara sauce with sliced mozzarella, olives, and basil from the garden. The possibilities are endless.