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pizza cat

I guess it’s safe to say I’m a little too into cats…and food.

Luckily, so are my friends. And we got this brilliant idea to make a pizza cat.

Definitions from ninjawords:

“pizza: noun. A baked Italian dish of a thinly rolled bread dough crust typically topped before baking with tomato sauce, cheese and other ingredients.

cat: noun. A domesticated subspecies of feline animal, commonly kept as a house pet.

‘pizza cat’ is not in the dictionary.”

How sad.

I don’t know what makes eating a cat-shaped pizza so great, but it is. Maybe it’s the removable bread stick arms (!), but we’ll get to that in a minute.

Here’s the basic assembly of our pizza cat. We used the Pioneer Woman’s pizza dough recipe. Be warned, this makes a lot of dough. We had enough leftover for extra bread sticks.

We rolled out the body first and stuck a tail behind it.

pizza cat body

Then we shaped the head and the bread stick arms.

head and arms

Check out those paws.

pizza paws

Then we slathered a garlic butter mixture on the bread sticks. My friend Adrienne really has a talent for creating pizza cat faces.

pizza cat

We loaded the body with sauce, cheese, and strips of basil leaves to create stripes. We placed both cookie sheets in the oven at 450 for 18 minutes. It was a little tricky since the dough was thicker in some places than others, but we didn’t burn it.

bread stick arms

pizza cat face

Place the bread sticks over the body.

pizza cat assembly

And then add the head to the top.

pizza cat

Pizza cat is the best. Building the cat is as much fun as eating it.

Recipe: Zucchini & Squash on French Bread

Here’s the deal. I’m sick of eating zucchini and yellow squash. It seems like it’s always in season at the farmer’s market. It’s also cheap. So lately, I’ve had to get creative with this mixture. Today this one popped in my head:

it may not look pretty, but it was delicious.

Zucchini & Squash on French Bread
Yields 4
Prep time 10 min.
Total time 20 min.

Ingredients:
– 1 small French loaf (or large cut in half) cut in half and sliced lengthwise
– 1 large zucchini, sliced
– 2 small yellow squash, sliced
– 2 Tbsp of pesto (I made my own, it works best if it’s a thick pesto)
– 1 tomato, sliced
– 1/3 cup shredded mozzarella

Directions:
– Preheat oven to 350 degrees
– Sauté the sliced zucchini and yellow squash until tender
– Remove from heat and stir in pesto
– Place sautéed mixture on flat surface of French bread
– Top with sliced tomatoes and mozzarella
– Place bread on baking sheet and bake for ten minutes.

mmm…

I’d also like to welcome the newest member of my family, I think her name is going to be Riley. I’m really not in love with the name, so if you have a suggestion, I’d love to hear it.

I already have a cat, Watson, and he’s the love of my life. Unfortunately, he’s destructive and aggressive. After putting up with it for a year, I finally decided to take my vet’s advice and get him a companion. It’s been two days and I’ve been bite and scratch free. The cats are getting along nicely, as well.

Hey, did you notice the pictures I took with my new camera? I’m satisfied with it.