December 1, 2011

Rainbow Pizza

I truly cannot get enough of this devotional. Dive in, my friends.

"Walk peacefully with Jesus Christ through this day. We wonder how we will cope with all that is expected of us. We must take today one step at a time. Instead of mentally rehearing how we will do this or that, keep your mind on Christ's presence and on taking the next step. God designed us for deep dependence on our King, challenging times wake us up and amplify our awareness of needing His help. Trust that God knows exactly what He's doing, be ready to follow His lead. He will strengthen us and give us complete peace."

Jesus Calling, November 4th.
I love you, Fall skies at 7:30am, you take my breath away.

Here in the Carrillo home, we tend to really enjoy our pizza. Each weekend, every weekend, I mix, dice, slice, fry, chop and knead the ingredients for a half vegan/half cheesy turkey pizza pie, and we indulge in the little fella while watching a movie. We feel strange when we go a weekend without this delightful routine, so we do everything we can to make pizza Saturday and/or Sunday (okay, we've only done 2 pizzas in 1 weekend twice!) a priority. For example, I started making 2 batches of dough every other weekend, splitting the big ball right down the middle and letting each one rise before I toss one in the freezer for the following weekend. I also have, at times, put the entire pie together and thrown it in the fridge, simply so we can come home after a long day of "to-do's" and all I need to do is preheat the oven and pop dinner in the oven. Pizza weekend in very important. Don't mess with us and our pizza, or we might get indigestion.

The usual suspects:  
  • Muir Glen organic pasta sauce
  • 1 entire fresh pineapple (we usually snack on whatever can't fit on the pizza!)
  • 3/4 of one bell pepper
  • 3 Serrano chili peppers
  • 1 small summer squash or zucchini
  • 1 tomato, a bunch of cabbage
  • fresh mozzarella
  • turkey breast with italian seasoning sprinkled right on top. 

Dough recipe here and how we cut our pineapple (but no, that is not us cutting into our pineapple) can be seen on this video. Ah, I'm telling you, this is what keeps a family sane. Pizza does have the power to make the world of my taste buds go round and round, and when you pair a few (3) vegetable loaded slices with a side of more vegetables *with kelp granules sprinkled on top!* and or beans you are set for a wonderful meal. Edu and I are also huge fanatics of kale, so we gobble down a nice-sized salad right before I put in the pizza (which takes 30 minutes to cook @ 400* F) in order to hold our tummies over and leave plenty of room for this creation. Oh, and red pepper flakes are a must, even with the 3 chili peppers. You're not really enjoying a pizza if your eyes aren't watering and your nose isn't running from how spicy it is! 

and... back to Jesus:

Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great Shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do His will, working in us that which is pleasing to His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever, Amen!

Hebrews 13:20-21

The Lord will give strength to His people.
The Lord will bless His people with peace.
Psalm 29:11

Happy Thursday, Happy December.


  1. I love this time of year, because everyone seems to realize that this month is all about Jesus, even if they don't personally know him. That to me is a blessing and an opportunity to share Him :)
    That pizza looks fab girl. Ive never thought of putting cabage on a pizza before! I love the pop of purple

  2. That's like the most delicious pizza combo I've ever seen!

    Happy Friday, girl!