I finished-up on my laptop, closed it, and helped Zoe with a no-sew project. She is making a knotted blanked out of fleece we found on clearance that has a mermaid print. Then I started making dinner. Zoe sat at the counter island, tying her strands of fleece along the edge like fringe.
After mixing the salad, I put some mini pizzas into the broiler, and like a flash I was a child again. It wasn't the act of putting the tray into a broiler that sparked the memory, but the image before my eyes: Mini pizzas. Only they had another name to me as a child: English muffin pizzas. Yum.
When I was a child, I had a single mom. She worked as a flight attendant for Eastern Airlines. While she was away on trips my brother and I lived at our grandmother's house. My grandmother—who we called "Sitti" (pronounced "city")—was a big fan of the English muffin pizzas. Did you eat those too? We cut the English muffins in half and topped them with sauce and mozzarella that Sitti bought in slices.
Maybe it was the sliced cheese that really reminded me of those pizzas, because the cheese I used tonight came individually sliced too. I used sliced 100% goats milk cheese that I bought at Costco last week. In fact, it was the sliced goat cheese that inspired me to make mini pizzas in the first place :-) I can't even recall using sliced cheese for anything other than mini pizzas (like a sandwich), although we must have.
Zoe and Ashley didn't help me make these pizzas this time, but I'm sure they will in the near future. When they do, I wonder if the mini pizzas will be a childhood memory of their's too.
Toast gluten-free bread. I used Udi's Gluten-Free bread.
Place the toast on a cookie sheet for your broiler.
a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil (cold pressed and organic)
a sprinkle of garlic powder
thin sliced vine-ripened tomatoes
a sprinkle of sea salt and a crank of pepper over the tomatoes
bacon or pepperoni if you want (I like Applegate Farms)
100% goats milk cheese or dairy-free cheese (like Daiya)
Note: Goats milk is much more similar to human milk than milk from cows, and easier to digest. Goats milk contains only trace amounts of the allergenic Alpha S1 casein protein. Our family tolerates goat milk without trouble, but I suggest you consult your naturopath doctor or nutritionist.