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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Happy Birthday to a World Famous Mouse

 Happy Birthday to a most beloved character that many of us know by first name..... MICKEY

While 18 of November , 1928 is known as Mickey's birthday there was quite a journey that Walt Disney took to get to this point. To start with a mouse was the least likely character many that knew Walt Disney to be made a star. Perhaps you will understand when I inform you that Walt Disney was terrified of mice.

The man behind the character was Ub Iwerks a good friend of Walt Disney who has also been credited for designing Mickey Mouse. However the first mouse character created was Mortimer Mouse... later with a bit of help from Walt Disney's wife the name of the charter was changed to Mickey. 

Walt Disney himself gave the Since that time Mickey has gained in popularity. In 1978 Mickey was given his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 

To celebrate Mickey Mouse's Birthday lets have a bit of pizza and make our own with this recipe from 

  • Pizza dough
  • Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • Pepperoni slices
  • Pizza sauce
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Kitchen scissors
  • A small paring knife

  •  Prepare and preheat oven according to pizza dough package instructions.
  •  Knead and roll out pizza dough to about 1/2 inch.
  •  Cut dough into a heart shape.
  •  Pour pizza sauce into the center of the of the pizza dough and spread evenly, leaving about an inch for the crust.
  •  Sprinkle mozzarella generously over the sauce.
  •  Stack 3-4 slices of pepperoni and use kitchen scissors to cut them into a Mickey shape. Separate pepperoni slices and place on the pizza. Repeat until the pizza is completely covered.
  •  Place basil leaves on top.
  •  Bake pizza until crust is golden, about 10-15 minutes.
  •  Let cool and enjoy!

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