Yesterday Barry and I celebrated our fourth wedding anniversary. I cannot believe it has already been four years!
I always like to look at the “traditional” wedding gifts for each year, and I try and choose a gift that fits the theme. For the 4th anniversary, the traditional gift is fruit or flowers. At first I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with that for Barry. But then I remembered how we ate at that buffet restaurant the night before the Varmint, and they had fruit pizza for the dessert. Barry really enjoyed it. So I decided to recreate it for him. I started with baking a crust using sugar cookie dough.
I had to do the crust yesterday morning before I left for work so that it could cool. I also made the “sauce” for the pizza (aka fruit dip) while the crust was cooking.
My best friend’s mom was nice enough to share her fruit dip recipe with me! Funny story- that crock in the background was their wedding gift to us. Once I got home from work I sliced up all of the fruit, spread the fruit dip on the crust, and topped it with the sliced fruit. I thought it looked pretty good for my first time making fruit pizza, although it’s not that complicated.
Once I was done admiring my handy work, I wrapped it up and stuck it in the fridge to surprise Barry with later.
Once Barry got home from work, we went out to eat at a local restaurant we had both been wanting to try. It ended up being really good, so I’m glad we went! Then we exchanged cards and gifts when we got home. Barry was surprised with his fruit pizza. He got me a Marine Corps Marathon in-training shirt!
That was good timing, since as of yesterday I am officially in training. I may or may not be wearing my new shirt as I type this…
Of course, Barry had eaten too much at dinner and initially was too full to try any of his fruit pizza. But right before he went to bed, I made him have a slice. Plus I wanted to try a piece to make sure it turned out alright! It did 🙂 You can’t go wrong with that much sugar combined with fruit. The chickens had a nice anniversary, too, as they benefitted from the strawberry scraps.
I should probably also mention that I started yesterday morning with a 3 mile easy run with Sven, as day numero uno of marathon training. Let the games begin!
Have you ever had or made a fruit pizza?
If you are married, do you and/or your spouse do traditional-themed anniversary gifts?
Have you ever gotten an in-training shirt for a race? This is my first one!