Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Josh’s Birthday Dinner and Pizza Recipes

We celebrated Josh’s birthday last night with dinner at home! I invited my family over to celebrate with us.

The Jills! :)

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This girl was quite the little character last night. She thinks she’s the life of the party!

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Josh requested homemade pizza and salad, so I made a BBQ Chicken and Pineapple pizza, as well as a Three-Cheese Garden pizza. (I included the recipes at the end of the post)

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Brody picked out the colors for the cake! I loved the navy and orange! We ordered Josh’s cake from another local cake place because he doesn’t love the tastes of the cakes from our normal cake place. Gasp! :)

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Getting ready to sing “Happy Birthday” to Daddy!

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Blowing out the candles!

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And still attempting to blow out the candles. Jill accidentally bought trick candles. Or so she says! I’m glad we didn’t put 29 candles on the cake or it would have been a mess! :)

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We had such a fun night celebrating Josh’s birthday! I love simple nights at home as a family!

BBQ Chicken and Grilled Pineapple Pizza (Original recipe from Sing for Your Supper)

1 large, thin pizza crust (I used Boboli brand)
1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
2 chicken breasts, fully cooked and shredded (I baked mine in the oven coated in BBQ sauce for a little extra flavor)
1/2 cup BBQ sauce, plus more for brushing on the crust
1/4 cup ranch salad dressing
fresh pineapple, cut into 1-inch pieces (however much you like- we like lots!)
fresh cilantro, chopped, about 1/3 cup

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Toss the cooked, shredded chicken breasts with the BBQ sauce. Set aside. Brush the pizza crust with a thin layer of BBQ sauce (if you’re using homemade pizza dough or the roll-out kind in the can, you’ll need to pre-bake it for 10 minutes or so, just to crisp it up a little bit. My crust was pre-baked already, so I skipped this step), then spread on the ranch dressing. Top with the cheddar cheese and mozzarella cheese, then the chicken and pineapple. Bake for about 15 minutes, until all the cheese is melted and the crust is golden brown. Top with the chopped cilantro. Makes 1 pizza.

Pampered Chef Three-Cheese Garden Pizza (Original recipe from Pampered Chef)

1 (10 ounce) package refrigerated pizza crusts

2 garlic cloves , pressed

2 tablespoons olive oil

4 ounces mozzarella cheese , shredded

4 ounces cheddar cheese , shredded

1 medium tomato , sliced

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning , dried

1 medium zucchini , sliced

1 small onion , sliced (I only use half of a small onion)

1 cup fresh mushrooms , sliced

¼ cup parmesan cheese , shredded

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place pizza dough on flat stone of your choice. Roll dough to fit stone. Combine garlic and olive oil and brush onto crust. Bake 7 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven. Sprinkle with mozzarella and cheddar cheeses. Top with tomato and Italian seasoning. Layer zucchini, onion and mushrooms over tomato. Sprinkle with parmesan. Bake 15 - 18 minutes more.


Melissa said...

We love simple, special birthdays at home too and that garden pizza sounds yummy! Love that Tiger/Gator cake Brody picked out for Josh-ha!

Jen S. said...

Those pizzas look so good! Thanks for sharing the recipes.
Happy Birthday to Josh! Looks like you all had a fun celebration. :)

Brittany said...

Happy birthday Josh! I need to make the garden pizza again. The BBQ one looks great!

Nancy said...

YUM to the pizza! I've been reading for probably 2 years now & I just realized that we have the same names in our families!! My sister is Jill & my husband is Josh! HA!

Superchikk said...

I must comment on Jill's hair in the first picture. First, it looks great, but where's the poof? ;)

Anonymous said...

those pizzas look yummy!

Sarah-Anne said...

how fun!

H.i.D. said...

Aww. Luv her dress! If I may ask, wher did u find it & the name brand! Thnx Heidi