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6. Bake cookies without a recipe & 30. Go to the library & 35. Surprise someone with flowers

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Hello again!

This one will actually be good, I promise. I actually have something to work with now, finally! Today has been a very busy day. Except not really. I didn’t really do anything this weekend, so I really had to make up for it today… and I think I did? I hope so. Anyways, I woke up this morning and read Catching Fire for like 3 hours… then finally got up. Tucker came over and we… went to the library and played computer games. I’m going to Kansas this weekend to visit my cousin and her daughter, so I needed something to do in the horribly long drive… and so I got books! (GASP. More reading.) That was fun, I guess? Then we played games. Civilization 4 and Railroad Tycoon 3, in fact. Yeah, on separate laptops at the same time. We’re super cool, okay? He left and then at about 7, Grace, Vanessa, and Maddi showed up. Thank god! Came to save the day.

First, we started with baking cookies without a recipe– a struggle, kind of. We knew the basics, flour, sugar, butter, eggs, etc. and then we just kind of threw in some random things. 2 eggs and an egg white, chocolate chips, a lot of vanilla extract, and some baking soda or powder… I don’t know which haha. And I mean, they turned out pretty good? I’d say they were decent. Not great– but not terrible.

Without a recipe.

Decent.

After the cookies were done, we were rather bored. We thought about a movie or something, but I didn’t really have anything we wanted to see– so we set out to Cub for an adventure. We bought two bouquets of flowers, a balloon, and set on our way! Our first stop– McDonald’s. We surprised a girl waiting to order with a carnation, and it was kind of awkward, but fun. Walgreens, next. We totally made the cashiers day! Of course, it was just past 10, so nothing was really open, so we gave 2 more at Pizza Hut and a nail salon. We had 4 left, so we went over to Kelsey’s house! She wasn’t home, but her mom sure enjoyed it! Then we went to Christine’s house. Her family seemed to be hosting some kind of a party… which was kind of awkward, but I went in and found her and gave her a few. It was cute! Also, she was wearing a romper, which, although I could never pull off, looked adorable. Anyways, our last stop was Sam’s house. We gave him a full bouquet of flowers and a balloon. It was awkward, but fun. It was kind of a spontaneous and random thing to do, but I hope we made someone feel good! It was fun, and that’s really what matters.

Surprise!

Adventure time, yo.

Love always, Amelia

 

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71. Make Homemade Pizza

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Hello, once again today!

I spent the evening at Tucker’s house… making pizza! So, of course, I’m posting a recipe because I have nothing more than a recipe to say other than the fact that it was delicious. SO… we began with dough his mother purchased. We rolled it out… well, actually, Tucker did it his own way.

Doing it his own way.

Tucker likes to throw things in the air.

Magic, really. I could never do that! Anyways, meanwhile, preheat the oven to 425 degrees. After the dough is all happy, put a little olive oil on it, or EVOO as Rachel Ray would say.

EVOO

Rachel Ray and Tucker = The same person.

After that we made the sauce! Basically you put ripe tomatoes in boiling water for 30 seconds, and then put them in ice water. This makes the skin start to peel off. Then, peel them, cut them up, put ’em in a food processor, viola! Put that in a saucepan with some garlic, oregano, basil, salt, pepper, and you’ll probably end up with something good. Just a little bit of everything! I would also suggest putting in either browned hamburger, or browned onions… or both! It would all be good. Simmer in the saucepan for 30 minutes (or until it seems good enough haha.)

Yummy.

This is what it's supposed to look like... we think.

THEN put the sauce on the pizza, duh. C’mon guys, keep up. After that, it’s pretty much up to you. Put whatever you want on it! We did pepperoni, canadian bacon, a browned onion/mushroom mix of deliciousness, and a lot of cheese. We used a variety of cheeses too, which was very good. Here’s what it looked like before we cooked it.

Maximum deliciousity.

Looks good... but will it be!?

Yes, it was good. Cook the pizza (at 425!) for 12-15 minutes. Maybe a little longer, depending on how thick the crust is. Whenever the cheese is lightly browned and the crust is all the way cooked.

Finished.

Let's eat!

Ours turned out fantastic. How did yours?

We had some extra dough, so we also made a desert pizza… which was DELICIOUS. Tucker had made these as a kid… and I can understand why! Yum yum yum.

Same dough, roll it out… except roll it out more. And a little more. Almost paper thin! Thinner than a slice of pepperoni. Ridiculous, yet very good.  I promise! Also, all the same keep the oven at 425 degrees. THEN, use chocolate sauce as the “pizza sauce.” His mom made some homemade!

Chuong's Pie and Chocolate Sauce

Homemade is the best. Yay moms.

Don’t judge the weird shape of the pizza. We’re not good at rolling it out. Shhh.

Then, cover it with caramel. Finally, cut marshmallows for “pepperoni.” I suggest using scissors, it worked the best for us. Put these on the pizza!

The best combo.

I love chocolate. And caramel. And marshmallows. This really can't go wrong.

Cook the concoction for about 12 minutes, maybe a little longer. The crust should be cooked all the way through and the marshmallows should be lightly toasted brown.

Delicious!

I want some now.

This was so absolutely delicious. Serve with a mini scoop of ice cream and perhaps some whipped cream. I rolled mine into a kind of taco. Desert taco-pizza? Yuss. Anyways, it was very good. I would suggest these for everyone.

PIZZA FOR EVERYONE.

That is all, goodnight then!

Love always, Amelia