Feeling Al Fresco

by Melody Kettle

Cabin fever was bringing me to the brink!  Thanks to mother nature, it's time to start thinking al fresco.  

Yesterday, the first warm day of the year, I was inspired to grill something - anything! 

I had nothing at the ready except a package of hot dogs.  But I did have white bread, so that made the cut.  Grilled hot dogs on white bread - and guess what, I didn't care a bit because we ate them outside.

Today, I was determined to grill better.  In the morning I made some pizza dough and set it to rise. 

I went outside and did a little pruning, raking, and soccer ball kicking. By 11:30 am, me and the rest of the Kettle crew were hungry, and thanks be to Fleishman's, my dough had risen. 

By 12:30 I found myself sipping some wine and enjoying a pizza grilled on my spanking new pizza stone - courtesy of Lou Palma of course! 

What a beautiful day! My flank steaks are marinating for tomorrow.  I hope it doesn't rain.