Monday, September 27, 2010

cheat sheet

Recently the carnivore and I drove over two thousand miles with our four month old baby omnivore. Let's just say when we got home, we were all exhausted...and hungry. Tired of fast food, I desperately hoped we had something, anything in the house. The problem, as always when you come home from out of town, our fridge was a bit bare.

But waiting way in the back of the freezer was a sad little cheese pizza. Frozen and flat. Well, I thought it was better than nothing so I started preheating the oven.

And then it hit me - that little pizza could be jazzed up a bit. I still have some fresh basil growing in my herb garden out back. And there was one lone tomato still ripening on my counter. And then I remembered the kalamata olives in the door of the fridge. Suddenly I was getting excited about that cheap cheese pizza.

While it cooked, I diced and chopped my add-ons. Once it was ready I covered my half of the pizza with them. Doesn't it look amazing? And it was. It was certainly better than something from a drive though window one more time. In fact, it was as good as going to a gourmet pizza shop. But there was no big bill, no tip to leave, and practically no wait. I felt like I was cheating.

And while the carnivore happily ate his half plain, I think if I had some time and a rested brain I could have come up with some special topping for him too. Like cooking a couple extra pieces of bacon at breakfast and then breaking them into pieces over the pizza at lunch would be nice.

What topping would you / do you add to your basic bland pizza to make it better? Let me know below.

2 comments:

  1. Hi there!

    My blog is really similar to yours, and I'm so glad to read about another couple's experimentation with the blending of two completely different diets. :)

    And dude, now I can totally go for pizza! The one you have there looks amazing. All it's missing are some mushrooms. ;)

    - Stephanie, The Coexist Cafe

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  2. I will totally check out your blog! And mushrooms are a great idea for an add-on.

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