Summer nights always leave me a bit at a loss for dinner ideas. The main reason for this has a lot to do with my oven. It’s ancient; it’s always hot (even when turned off). This in combination with the summer heat make it hard to find the motivation to cook for dinner. But this fig and caramelized pizza is a keeper, because it only goes into the oven for about 7 minutes. 7 minutes of torture none the less but it’s all a compromise.
- 1 pre-made GF pizza crust
- Olive Oil
- 2 Figs
- 1 onion, slivered
- 4 TBSP butter
- 2 oz. of goat cheese
- 2 cloves of garlic
- Salt and pepper
- Pre-heat oven to 350 (skip this step if your oven is anything like mine)
- Coat the pizza crust in olive oil.
- Add the slivered onions and butter to a sauté pan. Cook over medium heat for 15-20 minutes, until onions are caramelized. Once nearly caramelized add in the garlic, salt, pepper, rosemary and thyme to cook.
- Slice the figs into thin slices.
- Add the caramelized onion mixture to the top of the pizza crust.
- Slice the goat cheese and add on top of caramelized onions.
- Place directly on the oven rack. Bake for 6-8 minutes until golden brown.
- Once done, add the figs to the top. Enjoy!
One night this weekend we packed ourselves a picnic, ventured down to the park surrounding the marina and soaked in some of the great city views Milwaukee has to offer. We gathered up some raspberries, blackberries, dried figs, yogurt Craisins and watermelon. To keep it simple and easy, I whipped up two flatbreads. They both had a base of marscapone cheese and I topped one with sliced cucumbers, mint and blackberry. The other was peach slices, raspberries and basil. The flatbreads were delicious, Harrison agrees, super easy to make and perfect to pack up for a picnic. And of course it wouldn’t be picnic for me without a bottle of Perrier. We biked down before sunset, set up the picnic under a tree, and just relaxed, ate and enjoyed the views. My dress and Harrison’s pants and shirt are from Zara that we bought almost a month ago so we decided our picnic was a good time to sport our new frocks. I think this shirt is perfect for Harrison, I mean it has minibikes on it… and doesn’t he just look suave reclining there? We love moments like this together, simple but meaningful. Here are a few snapshots of our evening. What are your favorite types of moments shared with your friends, family and/or significant other?