Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Summer time grillin'

Yes its Tuesday and yes we are grilling today! With the hubby having rotating days off he is off this week Sunday thru Wednesday. So its his weekend so to speak. To begin with the grill wasn't used at all last summer and was stored in the shed. So hubs drags it out and we open it up to find a nice rats nest. Yuck! We got it all vacuumed out and cleaned up but will need another trip to the store for more propane!

We have chicken breast, ribs, sausage and fresh corn on the cob to throw on the grill. I'm making potato salad and fresh fruit cookie pizza to go along with it. The cookie pizza is simple to make and its just really good!

Fresh fruit cookie pizza
You will need:
1 roll sugar cookies
1 pkg cream cheese (softened)
1/2 cup powdered sugar
Your choice of fresh fruits. Here I've used strawberries and kiwi's (grapes, blueberries, raspberries, mandarin oranges or whatever you like will work too)

Sprinkle some flour on your work space and unwrap the sugar cookie roll. You might need to knead it a little to get the dough to work into a ball for you. Then using a rolling pin dusted with a little flour roll the dough out very thin but just thick enough that you will be able to roll it up to be moved to the baking sheet. You can roll it up or fold it over and transfer to to your baking sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 7 to 8 mins just until the top is lightly golden. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely (You have to let it cool completely or the topping will melt off) Don't worry if it puffs up during the cooking process. As the giant cookie cools it will flatten back down.

In a mixer blend together softened cream cheese and 1/2 cup powder sugar till smooth and creamy.
Slice up your fruit - you can toss with a little lemon juice to help keep browning away.
Ice your giant cookie with the cream cheese mixture and arrange the fruit all over the top.
Keep chilled till serving.

I forgot to get a picture before everyone dug in.. but you get the idea :)

We then ended the night with a bon fire. Its been a great Tuesday! :)

1 comment:

  1. Looks great, thanks for sharing! And the instructions are so easy to follow even I might be able to make this!


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