I feel so lucky to have such a wonderful group of friends here :)
Love these girls. (We missed you, Elder!)
Last night, my classmate Elle (the blonde in the white shirt) had us over to her adorable place for a homemade whole wheat pizza night!
Matt came, too :) He was a good sport about hanging with the girls all night!
(Sidenote — aren’t Elle’s curtains fabulous?! She made them herself!)
Elle has a pizza stone, so we cooked the pizzas one at a time :) It was perfect so we had time to digest in between!
We had some awesome combinations, all on top of Trader Joe’s whole wheat pizza dough.
First up — Elle’s creation, a roasted garlic, pear (!), prosciutto, and mozzarella cheese pizza :)
YUM! The pear was such a fun addition.
Next up — me and Jillian’s special top secret pizza, using our purchase from the farmers market — smoked mozzarella cheese!
This cheese was SO good. We sampled it at the market and it tastes like smoked meat or something! Yum.
Using the cheese as inspiration, we made a BBQ Chicken pizza!
It was just as good as we hoped it would be :)
Next up — a veggie pizza with tomato sauce, roasted squash and orange pepper, fresh mozzarella, and Italian seasoning. Beautiful!
Check out the steam!
By this point, Matt decided to step in ;) Enter — the MAN PIZZA!!!!
He had fun creating it, haha. Man pizza basically = lots of meat!
On the left — tomato sauce, cheese, and a ton of prosciutto. Mmmmm.
On the right — pesto, fresh tomatoes, fresh mozzarella.
Both sides were AMAZING!
We also had a beautiful salad to enjoy with our pizza :)
Dessert was this insane chocolate tart that Elle made earlier on in the week using a recipe from Real Simple.
It was like fudge — very rich! A tiny bite was just perfect :)
Matt and I just went for an awesome hike and now we’re heading off to his brother and wife’s place for dinner! They live in Raleigh and it’s insane we hadn’t met up with them until this weekend. We’ve all been so busy! Actually, the last time we saw them was at their wedding in June!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend and stay tuned for some amazing hiking pictures tomorrow :)