Friday, July 10, 2009

Summer Scrumptiousness

Here is one of my lovely cooking assistants (it takes an army to feed an army). She has two fruit pizzas in hand. This is our first time making them. Emily baked the sugar-cookie crust, I mixed the cream cheese "frosting", and Susanna took over from there. Not being one to just do it the easy way, she had two approaches...concentric circles on our left, and fruit fly, on the right. It just flew all over (in a very specific pattern, of course. Each piece has each kind of fruit in tiny bite-sized pieces. She used mandarin oranges, pineapple tidbits, strawberries, green grapes, and blueberries. Delish! Thank you, Susanna. We'll enjoy that at supper .

We used a pouch of Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix for each crust. Just follow the package directions and bake until golden brown. For the white layer, soften one 8 oz. cream cheese, mix with 1/3 cup granulated sugar and 1 tsp. vanilla extract. When cookie crust is completely cool, spread with "icing" and then arrange fruit to your heart's desire. Eat and enjoy.