Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Red, White and Blue enough to make you green with envy

A post from my daughter Meg, age 9:

Meg's Holiday Pizza

Philo dough
1 stick butter
1 block cream cheese
Splash of vanilla
teaspoon of lemon juice

Put the philo dough between two damp towels.  Get a round pan and put one layer of philo dough on pan.  Brush on melted butter and sprinkle with sugar.  Keep doing this until the last layer.  Then bake it at 350F until done.  Then cool completely.

Make the sauce:  Whip the cream cheese in a medium bowl, put a splash of vanilla, lemon juice, and sugar to taste.  Spread it on the cooled pastry.  And decorate it with strawberries and blueberries.  Or choose what you want to put on it.

Daja: For dessert, we also had Ciliege e Vino (cherries in wine) over ice cream.  OH. MY. WORD.  You should try this.  It was really fresh and sweet and a bit spicy.  Over some organic natural vanilla ice cream it was SMOOTH.

Our first Fourth in our new house.  Our house is beautifully situated for Independence Day celebrations!  Next year, we just might do it big!  From the upper balcony (yes we have more than one), you can see the most amazing view.  And on the horizon line you can see about 20 different firework displays!  We had a blast!


Andrea said...

Meg, your desserts look absolutely amazing!!! And Daja, your view is absolutely gorgeous!! A feast for the eyes, both! (and one of the "both" a feast for the mouth as well!) *ha-ha* Thank you for sharing! Blessings~ Andrea xoxo

deborah said...

Both desserts look wonderful! I'm gonna have to give this recipe a try Meg! Great job girl! =)

Faith Babies said...

Meg your dessert looks and sounds delicious. Maybe when I get to come again you can make it for me. Lvoe ya sweetie.

Sheri said...

Meg, that pizza looks delish! We should try it some time. The view from your balcony looks amazing. I'd LOVE to come for a visit. In fact, Cory and I were talking about that during lunch today. How it would be so much fun going to see you guys. Keep up the good work.

Leona said...

OH YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMY MEG! I REALLY want to try this recipe out! Was it easy to make? AND where did you get the Philo dough from? Thanks for sharing it with us.

Claire said...

I agree! What wonderful desserts!

You cannot beat that view, Daja. Incredible. I am so stinkin' jealous. :) Love you!

Elizabeth said...

Looks DELICIOUS!!! And the fireworks look like they were a blast!!

Lea said...

Meg this looks delicious! It has all my favorites, cream cheese, sugar and berries! I'm definitely trying this :)

Lady Dorothy said...

Oh, Meg! You are so creative! I love the fact that it was your very own recipe! Good job! It looks delicious!

And, Daja, Dad already is planning to take off work so that we can join you next year for Independence Day!

Mrs. and Mama K said...

Meg, that looks D-LISH-US! How come you never bake for us?! ;)

I'll have to attempt the pizza with goat products. yum!