What’s for Dinner??: English Muffin Pizza

Hey friends!! It has been a while since I posted a recipe and well that’s because it’s been a while since I cooked us anything decent! Although shout out to Fresh Market and their Meal Deals!!

BUT! Tonight I made an easy dinner- so easy I promise you can’t screw it up!! Like I SWEAR!!

English Muffin Pizza.

I tried to think up a more creative name but it is taking all my energy to cook and write this post. Kidding……. maybe.

Anyways, English Muffin Pizza is something I use to make for Kyle and I all throughout college when I was down to the last of the english muffins and trying to use up things in my fridge!

Now as a mom I’m seeing them in a whole new light!!

Tonight I used what we already had ( english muffins, black olives, basil and shredded mozzarella) and I picked up the pepperoni’s and pizza sauce at the store on my way home. Sometimes we add mushrooms or make a pesto pizza etc, it just depends on what you have and how creative you feel like getting!

Assemble your pizza to your liking:

Pop it in the toaster oven and toast on medium or until the cheese has melted! Y’all I didn’t even turn my oven on for this dinner! Kyle teases that I’m one step above Lunchables. We will see if he gets any more pizza…….

I’m telling you it doesn’t get easier! I am spending more time writing this blog than I did making our meal tonight. That’s how it should be! We should be feeding our family’s good dinners but not taking a zillion years and three paychecks to make them!!

Big Family? Big appetites?? Make these as an afternoon snack or make them on pita!! Are your kids at home for the summer?? Be the cool mom with the pizzas for all their buddies! Even better- let your kids cook for you with this recipe!! Just sit back and relax with that glass of wine mama!

Kiddo approved! She’s not quite at the age that I can trust her to operate the toaster oven….soon.

If you love it- pin it with the graphic below!

What are you making for dinner?? Hit me up with those easy recipes!!

XOXO,

Sallie

P.S. Shout out to our friend Jim for our amazing backsplash- he helped us finish it up this Summer! We’ve only been renovating our kitchen for 2 years…… someone (me) has a hard time making decisions for my own home.

Stokes Family Vacation 2018

Hey y’all— Long time, no type I know but JUNE was INSANELY busy!  Hoping the rest of our summer slows down some! I’ll probably do a June wrap up post soon but I wanted to go ahead and share all about our beach vacation!!

Every year we take a big family trip down to Panama City Beach and stay at this great house in Sunnyside. This year the group got even bigger with Keely and most of my family in attendance!

So for those of you counting we had about 20 adults and kids staying in two house this past week! It was fun and crazy and chaotic but the memories we are making with our families are priceless! I’m going to share some of the fun, a lot of the pictures and a few tips on traveling with a toddler. I think I’ll break that off into a bigger post later on and go into depth about things we brought with us!

 

Saturday

Travel day! We actually started driving Friday but stopped in Montgomery and stayed with Kyle’s parents to break up the trip and to all caravan together Saturday morning. Our first stop in PCB was for LUNCH at the Captain’s Table. This is a fabulous hideaway oyster bar near downtown PCB on the bay! We actually ate at CT twice this trip!

This girl is a road trip pro! Nice long naps!

Give Mama all the oysters!

Keely tried shrimp for the first time (Dangerous game mamas I know but I had Benadryl in the care) and she LOOOOOOOVED it! She’s definitely a fan of seafood!

Checking out the porch views!

Too many shrimps mom!! But in reality I was trying to squeeze her into last years suit because I love it!

We got to our house and unloaded the car and Keely and I joined Kyle’s Aunt and Cousins on the beach! The second the ocean was in view our girl screamed for joy! I really think she was thinking  “I’m at the Ocean just like MOANA!!!!”

Getting in the ocean for the first time with cousin Jeb

She LOOOOOVED every minute of this trip!

Mama even got some sun time in!

Saturday night we planned to take photos on the beach with my family- My parents, brother and sister-in-law were already down and spent the day on the beach Saturday. I’d search and searched for a photographer in Panama City and found Victoria Land Photography! Y’all if you are headed down to 30A this summer- message Victoria! She was great with our crazy family and absolutely fabulous with Keely! I can’t wait to see our images- Kyle snuck a couple behind the scenes photos!

Sunday—- well really the rest of the week

Y’all know how beach time goes- It all gets washed out with the tide- it was such a relaxing week!  I’m so thankful I’ve got a beach bum and not a beach glum!

Y’all remember my post in May about my favorite summer staples?? Read it here! I purchased both suits that I talked about in that post and I LOOOOOOOOVE both of them! Re linking here and here for ya! This plum one-piece still let me feel sexy but definitely enough coverage and support for chasing Keely around! And it’s on sale!!

Back to Keely on the beach pics

I’ll touch on this more in my beach must-haves blog post but I just loved this sun hat and cover-up all week last week! The hat has ties (which is the only way I get this girl to keep a hate on!) and the cover up is terry cloth! Both are perfect for the beach!

  

Girlfriend napped hard on the beach all week and I was so happy I brought along our play pad from BlaBla! They don’t make ours anymore but Target has this super cute one!

Dino Rash Guard Set- Here

I swore  I wasn’t going to post this picture (c’mon Sal sit up straight ugh) but it’s the only candid shot I have of the three of us from the whole week! Birdie hates that life jacket fyi.

‘Mingo Rash Guard set- Here

Jessica Simpson Swimsuit-Here

Keely loved spending the week surround by her big cousins! Especially Cousin Mattie who turns 3 this week!

Big girl read the whole way home!

Speaking of reading- of course I didn’t snap a picture but I brought “The Mountain Between Us” by Charles Martin. If you like adventure novels (with a tiny bit of romance thrown in) this is the beach read for you! I’ve read that the movie got mixed reviews but I haven’t seen it yet! However I thought the book was a great read!

The drive home took us 9 hours! Pheww we were pooped! Made a starbucks stop along the way though! Don’t worry it’s only whip cream! They actually call it a pupachino!

Be on the look out for my Beach Must-Haves post later this week! Right now I’m going to head out to the pool with my fam and celebrate our awesome Country! Happy Birthday America!!

 

XOXO

Sallie