Thursday, December 23, 2010

Lego OKC: Part 2

Memorial, Skirvin, Crystal Bridge, Old Devon building, Thunder Up!, playing around, Bricktown.
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OKC in Lego

As part of OKC's Downtown in December activities, you can go see The City (this is how Okies refer to Oklahoma City) in Lego Blocks.  Now, if you have ever been to Legoland, you may not be blown away.  After all, there are no life-size Darth Vaders or Volvo SUVs, but it is still really neat.  There is a replica of the current Devon building and the one that they are still building in real steel and glass.  You can see the state capital and Crystal Bridge.  There is even an OKC Thunder game with Kevin Durant slammin' one in against the Mavs.  The neatest part of it might just be the bombing memorial.  All the chairs are there and lit up.  Each one is place just as it real life counter part is on the memorial lawn.  I never knew Lego could be moving.  We also got a bit of a surprise while we were there.  At the Thunder display they have a video playing (I think it is supposed to be a jumbo tron) as we were watching, we saw someone familiar.  Not Kevin Durant, but Elijah Burks!  I had to giggle.  He's been wanting to go to this since it opened and he's been there the whole time!

Elijah hanging off of Daequon Cook at Thunder Basketball Camp.  Now on the "jumbo tron" in Lego OKC!

Well, now Google says the picture uploader is unavailable.  I'll post more pics later.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Homemade Pizza

This just sounded good today.  Of course, I get to the pantry and no yeast.  No problem, each spring we observe Passover and Unleavened Bread.  This means we do not eat leaven breads.  Pizza crust is of course a bread.  We found a great recipe for an unleavened pizza crust.  Elijah likes it so  much he asks for it throughout the year.  Problem solved.  Here is a recipe for the crust and also what I used for toppings today.  Use your favorite!

1 cup whole wheat flour
2 eggs
1 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp Italian seasoning
2/3 cup milk
1 tsp olive oil
1/8 tsp black pepper

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and mix just until it comes together.  Pour into a greased baking dish or pizza pan with a lip.

To assemble and cook.  Put all topping except for sauce and cheese on the crust batter.  Bake at 425 for 25 minutes.  Remove from oven and add sauce and cheese.  Bake an additional 10-15 minutes.

Here are the toppings I used today:
Homemade tomato basil garlic sauce

1 pound lamb sausage, browned and drained-(out of ground beef as well)
black olives
Turkey pepperoni minis
4 oz smoked provolone
2 oz mozzarella
2 oz Parmesan

Crust Batter
After 20 minutes added sauce and cheeses
Fresh form the oven

Elijah is ready to go!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Back At It, Again

Almost exactly a year ago (3 days shy) I spent the day lying on on my laundry room floor and in an ER with a back that had gone out.  To make it a short story, I had bent over to pick up a sock and never made it back upright.  Well, to celebrate that most fun day, it has happened again  Now I happy to say there has been no trip to the ER and I was fully dressed this time, look here if you care to see the whole story, but I have spent the day with ice packs (always fun in December) and ibuprofen.  As if the car dying wasn't enough.  I know I have much character to build, and God is just making sure that it gets done.  I'll try not to complain too much, but I have things to do tomorrow!  I'm just glad we are home schooling again this year.  Elijah has been a great gofer!

Oh yeah, today I was washing the hot tub filter.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Comments working

Someone emailed me that they couldn't post comments.  The template I was using didn't work right.  It was the same on my other blog.  I know there are thousands of you out there who are dying to comment on my blog, now you can!