Tenny's Pizza - Eyes for Pies

Saratoga Springs, UT, USA
Let me start this post off by saying I LOVE pizza. What is that phrase they use..."water is the stuff of life" no... "they" were wrong because PIZZA is the stuff of life. Okay so it's obvious that pizza is a huge part of my life. 

Up until a few months ago I used to live in what I consider the pizza mecca of the US...Phoenix AZ. In Phoenix there are so many pizza places it's not even funny Barros, Venezia's, Oregano's and the list goes on. When I got to Utah I was so sad that I wouldn't be able to eat at any of my pizza places again. So this is what Eyes for Pies is all about...finding my pizza places.

First up on my Saturday pizza day was Tenny's Pizza in Saratoga Springs and here's how it did:

Crust
This crust was crispy and soft at the same time, basically your traditional pizza crust

Sauce
Good traditional red sauce, nice and garlic-y. I liked that they didn't load on the sauce and they didn't skimp on it either. It was the right amount of sauce. Yummmm.

Toppings
Basic pepperoni and mozzarella, not really anything special but still delicious.

Specialty
Tenny's offers quite a few specialty pizzas. We decided to go with the Blazing Buffalo Chicken. This bad boy has Franks Red Hot Sauce, chicken, mozzarella cheese, red onion, celery and blue cheese. Now normally I wouldn't go for anything with blue cheese but I was feeling adventurous. This pizza did not disappoint. It was uh duhlicious! There's only one minor flaw with this masterpiece and its the reheat factor. You have to reheat it in the oven instead of the microwave.

Drinks
Coke products! HEY OHH!

Some other cool things about Tenny's are: They have a drive through pick up window pretty sweet if your out and about and wanna pick up a pie on your way home. Also they were super quick it took about fifteen minutes for us to order and get our two pizzas.



Chicken and Dumplings - Pressure Cooker


This meal is a staple in mi casa mainly for three reasons, it's cheap, it's fast, and its duh-licicous. It can be ready in about 20 minutes and it tastes like I spent all day in the kitchen. Boo yah! This is also one of the few meals I can share with my 10 month old. It's soft and the chicken is very tender so he has no problem eating this! I'm sure can make this dish on the stove top but because I'm lazy and slightly obsessed I use an electric pressure cooker. Oh yeah, I put together a fun video while making this so scroll on down and check it out.

Chicken and Dumplings

2 Lbs Chicken (you can use whatever you want but I usually go with breasts or thighs)
2 T butter
1 Can Cream of Chicken soup (can substitute Cream of Mushroom if desired)
2 C chicken broth
1 Can refrigerated biscuits
Salt & Pepper to taste

In pressure cooker place skinless chicken, chicken broth, soup and butter. Make sure the chicken is slightly covered with the soup, this will help keep it tender. Set pressure cooker for 8 minutes and do a quick release when the time is up. If doing this on stove top cover and cook on medium heat until chicken is done. Remove chicken and cut into small edible pieces. Return chicken to pressure cooker or pot. Tear biscusts into pieces and place in pressure cooker. Set cooker for 3 minutes and do a quick release. If cooking on stove top cook until biscuits are like dumplings and not raw in the center. Then stuff your face.




Winter Christmas Time

Ok so I know the holiday was like a month ago but don't judge me! This Christmas was a Christmas of firsts. It was my first Christmas away from my immediate family, Lennon's first Christmas and my first white Christmas. It was a pretty good Christmas but a slightly weird one.

No one ever talks about what it's like to go Christmas shopping for your nine month old. Let me tell you it's slightly weird and slightly hilarious. Trav, Lennon, and I all went to Targetlandia together and we just walked up and down the isles looking for presents for each other. What made the whole experience funny was that we would pick stuff up and show it to Lennon and say, "Hey kid do you want this for Christmas...sure why not?! Put it in the basket he'll never remember it anyway."

Aside from the lame family shopping experience Christmas was pretty great. Lennon was so excited when he got his puffs and sippy cups (he, like his mother, has a strange obsession with cups and bottles). It really is strange how simple of a gift a child will love. I guess it goes back to that whole, "we should be more like children" scripture thing. It's true. I was a little sad that we didn't have this grand tree or a bazillion presents wrapped around it for Lennon's very first Christmas but after seeing his face I'm kind of glad we didn't have all that jazz.

Anyway....here are some pictures of our Christmas and some from when we took Lennon sledding with his aunt Kaitlyn....









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