Fruit Pizza


As usual, it’s been a really long time since I’ve posted anything here. Time has really flown. I can’t believe it’s already mid-June (looks like I last posted in February). Winter is finally gone and the sun has finally come! Yay!

With summer comes summer family groups at Harvest. This summer we’re doing gender-specific studies. The women are going through this book called Breaking Free by Beth Moore. I’ve done a few of the studies on my own in the past, but I haven’t gone through the whole book before. I’m excited to see how God will work in the group (and in me) this summer. Will hopefully keep you updated on that.

My brother’s getting married next Saturday, so I’ll be going home on Wednesday. It’ll be nice to get away for a little bit, but I think it’ll be a pretty busy week. I have a lot of work to get done and I have to drive to Chicago for my flight on Wednesday so I have a feeling it’ll be pretty hectic. But exciting and fun! I have a lot of weddings to attend coming up (this weekend, one in July, one in August, one in September, and one in November…as far as I know right now). I guess I’m at the age where that’s pretty normal.

This weekend seems like one of the chiller, more laid-back weekends I’ve had in a while. I slept in, then had lunch with some friends at Joe’s Kitchen in Monona. It was pretty good, but the place was super small and hidden in the back of a Vietnamese grocery store. Then I spent the afternoon cooking for a dinner at my pastor’s house.

I ended up making lo mein with snow peas, red peppers, carrots and chicken. It wasn’t particularly exciting. But for dessert, I made fruit pizza, which I’ve been wanting to try out for some time now. I think it turned out pretty well – although I would also say it looks much more impressive than it is. The actual recipe is quite simple. I guess next time I could make the crust from scratch.

This time I followed this recipe pretty closely. I used Pillsbury ready to bake sugar cookie dough for the crust, cream cheese, sugar and vanilla extract for the frosting, and topped it with strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and kiwi slices. I ended up skipping the glaze but I think it would have been too sweet with it.

Personally, I’m not a huge fan of cream cheese, so I would consider making the frosting into more of a whipped cream or a whipped topping (Cool Whip-esque), but I think if you like cream cheese frostings this recipe is quite good and fairly simple.