Sunday, July 31, 2011

The SWEET Life

Married life is pretty sweet.

Michael and I celebrate our one month anniversary on Tuesday. It's been a month of discovery, let me tell you what.

Like discovering how much your husband can eat. And discovering that you unfortunately cannot eat as much as him. And discovering that your husband makes the most delicious bread and pizza in the world.

He made sandwich bread in a Pullman loaf pan last week. It was amazing:

And then he commenced to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich....

with cheese.

See the cheese? Wow. No lie. I did not try it, but Michael loves this creation.

In a similar vein to PB and J's with cheese, we had brunch a few weeks ago at Tunnicliff"s in Eastern Market. On the menu was Peanut Butter and Jelly Pizza. We ordered it (along with our toast and eggs,) and it was really good. So tonight, we decided to re-create the daring dish.

Michael used our new rolling pin (thanks, Audrey!) to roll the dough thin. He then cooked the dough on the pizza stone until (surprise!!) it blew up like a blowfish:

Then, once it deflated, we spread the peanut butter over the top. It basically just melted in all its glory over the hot surface:

Then we added the jelly:

Then (gross ahhhhh whhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaat whhhyyy?) Michael added some mozzarella on top of it all. Must be the Italian in him.

We put the pizza back into the oven for a few minutes to get it all gooey, and then we covered it with banana slices:


Amazing. Yum. Get in stomach now.

Now -- the best part of this whole thing???

We made two pizzas!! Mine had reduced fat PB on it (like it really makes a difference,) and I did NOT include the mozzarella. We used grape jelly for the most part, but a section of mine had raspberry preserves. Really either option was great.

Now -- the second best part of this whole thing?? and probably the most essential:

You know it.

We have decided that making PB and J Pizza will be a Catalino family tradition on the last Sunday of every month. I suggested every Sunday at first, but that was too ambitious and just downright unfair to my waistline.

Married life is pretty sweet.

And just for kicks, here's our awesome rolling pin from Anthropologie (next to my equally awesome, old school Mary Engelbreit recipe box.)


  1. Welcome back to blogging! Don't even get me started on all of the weird things Thomas eats, ha. I hope the next month is even better than the last... :)