4.22.2015

Tomato Zucchini Galette

 
We had some friends come over for dinner last Saturday night. We didn't know it was happening until that afternoon and then we also offered to make dinner. Hmm our fridge was pretty sparce. So I decided to make a galette. It was a warm spring evening and a plate of roasted veggies covered in a cheese dusted dough sounded perfect, but also so so simple. I love filling a galette dough with plums and the like but this savory one was delectable!
Crust:
 
2 1/2 cups flour
1 cup of butter; cold
1 tsp salt
1/2-3/4 cup ice water
 
1    in a large bowl mix flour and salt
2    cut in or grate in the butter
3    add 1/4 cup of ice water and mix
4    mix in the other 1/4 cup 1 tbs at a time, add a little more if necessary- dough should hold together
5    shape dough into a disk, wrap in plastic wrap, place in fridge for 1 hour
6    flour parchment paper surface and roll out dough to about 1/4" thick circle
7    preheat oven to 350 degrees F
 
 

Filling:
2 leeks; thinly sliced
handful of brussel sprouts; leaves pulled off
1 tbs olive oil
1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
1 carton cherry tomatoes; cut in half
2 small zucchini; sliced
handful of parsley
salt & pepper
egg & cheese for top of galette
 
1   heat oil in saucepan and sauté leeks and brussel sprouts 2-4 minutes
2   spread leeks and brussel sprouts onto rolled out dough leaving a 2" gap around edges
3   sprinkle cheese over top
4   lay on zucchini and cherry tomatoes
5   sprinkle on parsley and s & p
6   fold up sides of galette with parchment paper until all are folded over one another
7   whip an egg and brush the galette crust with it and sprinkle with cheese
8   bake for 50-60 minutes, slice and serve
 


4.21.2015

Dino Baby Shower!






Our friends Molly & Ryan are having a baby boy! Their the first people this close to us proximity wise and friend wise combined to have a baby. It has been really fun to watch them grow into their new parent role. They are both beautiful people and I just can't wait to smoosh this kid's cheeks!

To celebrate they had a mixed baby shower - dino themed! It was complete with a mojito and taco bar, chugging beer from bottles and cute dinosaurs abound. I got to make the cake which was a carrot cake decked out in chocolate rocks, mommy & daddy dinosaurs and a baby egg.

We had more fun than I'm pretty sure you normally get to have at a baby shower. One of the highlights was strapping on our "bellies," balloons to play twister pregnant. We all had quite a hard time of it and also seriously fun!

Can't wait to meet him soon!