Memory Monday – First Celebrity Crush

It’s been fun having a great group of interns around the office this Summer.  What isn’t fun is that, from time to time, they remind me that I’m not in my twenties (or thirties) anymore.

That was the case today when I made a joke that none of them got. It was a reference to Tony Danza and the 80’s sitcom Who’s The Boss. They all stared blankly at me.

“Please tell me you know who Tony Danza is,” I said.  This was followed by more blank stares.

Yep.  That little exchange made me feel old… and got me remembering my first celebrity crush.  To me, Alyssa Milano was the real star of  Who’s The Boss, not Tony Danza.

Alyssa Milano is the same age as me and my 14-year-old self thought she was funny… and hot!  Truth be told, she’s still attractive and has had a great career.

I remember Who’s The Boss as being a really fun show and not wanting to miss an episode back then. Kind of makes me want to pull up an episode on YouTube just to see if it’s still as good as I remember.

Who was your first celebrity crush?

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Weekly Verse – Following God’s Word

Our Church sermon today was about having a servant’s heart; how it makes God happy when we serve others.  As I walked out of Church, the sermon still fresh in my mind, I thought back to one of the Bible verses that showed up on my smartphone screen earlier this week.

I liked it then so I took a screenshot of it.  It was James 1:22 (NIV).

Perhaps the reason this verse resonated with me is it’s a reminder that it’s important to live our faith all the time, not just on Sundays. I’ve had times in my life where I’ve struggled with this. Maybe you have too.

Hopefully, I’ll remember this Bible verse the next time this happens:

“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.”

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Tony Tries It: Grilled Frozen Pizza

Full disclosure here… I really should have titled this post “Tony Tries It, Again: Grilled Frozen Pizza”.  You see, I have tried grilling frozen pizzas one other time before but that time the results were disastrous.

I didn’t plan in advance. I didn’t research tips for grilling frozen pizzas and I didn’t pay close attention while I was grilling it.  What followed were lots of smoke, a grill fire, and one inedible frozen pizza burnt beyond recognition.

That incident happened several years ago and it’s kept me from trying it again… until now. A recent heatwave made me want to give it another try.  I love frozen pizza.  They’re cheap, easy, and taste great.  What I don’t love is heating up the house when the air conditioning is running.

History was not going to repeat itself.  This time before trying to grill a frozen pizza I did my homework.  Some internet research led me to the Jack’s Pizza website and their instructions for grilling frozen pizza.  It just so happened that we had two Jack’s Pizzas in our freezer; a Canadian Bacon and a Sausage and Pepperoni.

Armed with this new knowledge I was ready to give it another go.  I got the temperature on our Mr. Steak gas grill dialed into 400 degrees; the perfect temperature.

It was time to put the pizza on the grill.

This time I stayed close to the grill and followed the instructions… and this time the pizza turned out perfectly!

The cheese was all melted and the crust was crispy.  Crispier than it gets in our oven.  There were even a few small spots with a little char on it that I think enhanced the grilled flavor. It was a big hit with my family.I will definitely be grilling more frozen pizzas… especially when I don’t want to heat up the house.

Next time I will try grilling two frozen pizzas at a time.  I think there’s just enough room on my grill to squeeze two on there.  For this experiment, I didn’t want to push the limits.  After all, I do have a history of setting pizzas on fire! 😉

Have you ever grilled frozen pizza? Got any tips?

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