but that's a story for another day. today the topic is pizza. weird pizza to be exact.
i have developed a penchant for making odd pizzas.
"pizzas with regular flavors are so banal..." i thought to myself one afternoon while ruby, my trusty bread machine, kneaded my pizza dough, "i want something new!"
a quick trip to the grocery store later revealed my newest creation: breakfast pizza. not the most earth-shattering revelation i know, but it's the spin i put on the breakfast pizza that i think is unique: maple-sage sausage, sharp cheddar, gravy instead of sauce, and eggs cracked directly on top.
i wasn't sure if the eggs would cook. i wasn't sure if the eggs would stay put and not make the crust runny. i wasn't sure about the gravy. a million little doubts flitted through my head as i popped the pizza in the oven.
20 minutes later i had my answer: breakfast pizza was GOOD.
the next pizza making session brought with it another trial, this one a little weirder: chicken dinner pizza.
again using gravy for sauce, this time i added mashed potatoes, shredded roasted chicken, a light sprinkling of cheese and plenty of thyme. again, i doubted. again, i was amazed.
tonight made my third oddball pizza experiment: turkey and dressing pizza.
this time i used turkey gravy for sauce, then topped the pie with turkey stuffing, diced roasted turkey and the slightest little sprinkling of cheese. one word: AWESOME! it was like thanksgiving in a slice. you could even add a little cranberry sauce on the side if you're into that kind of thing.