The kids and I went to the park today. There were two other younger kids there and two older ladies. The ladies had a huge container of Magic Bubbles with them and were blowing free bubbles to the park goers. The kids laughed and played in the cloud of iridescent spheres. I was standing near the cement wall that marks the edge of the wood chip filled playscape and the steep hill that lies behind it. One loan oak treeling stands near this wall. The alien soapy bubbles apparently agitated a colony of butterflies hanging out on the oak tree. A few of them darted out of the tree into the bubbles, around my head, then back to the tree. These were no tiny butterflies either, no ma’am! They were Texas-sized butterflies! Beautiful although a little scary when they want to defend their little hiding place.
Are there such things as vampire butterflies? This seriously crossed my mind while in the middle of it all.
We got home and I made Hawaiian pizza using fresh pineapple and chicken, mozzarella and apple smoked fontina cheese. If you’ve never tried smoked fontina, try it on homemade pizza or a panini. Oh, it would compliment bacon too. (Should have put some bacon on my pizza.)
Applewood Smoked Pineapple Chicken Pizza
- 3 x 6″ prepared pizza crusts of choice
- 9 tablespoons tomato sauce
- 2/3 cup finely diced cooked chicken (dark meat)
- 1/2 cup finely diced fresh pineapple
- 1 cup shredded applewood smoked fontina cheese
- 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 cup shredded colby jack cheese
Place the prepared pizza crusts on greased baking sheets. Pre-heat the oven to 400ºF.
Spread 3 tablespoons of tomato sauce evenly on each crust. I like to go all the way to the edges to maximize my toppings. Roughly divide the chicken and pineapple between the three crusts. The kids like more cheese than toppings so one crust gets a smaller share of the goodies. Divide the cheese among the pizzas and cover the toppings evenly.
Bake for 8-12 minutes or until the cheese starts to brown.
Let cool on the pans before transferring to a cutting board to slice.