While the cat’s away…

Robin’s in Lee’s Summit for a Foreign Language Educators conference until tomorrow night.  I have her midlife crisis sportscar, since she took my grandpa car as the more comfortable ride.  I’m watching a rerun of Crossing Jordan, having just had some homemade pizza.  I am a wild and crazy guy.

9 Responses to “While the cat’s away…”

  1. kicking_k says:

    You know, you have hit on one of the major snags about married life. Discussing what to have for dinner tonight, I said “There might be pizza in the freezer.”

    J said “I don’t feel like pizza.” So we didn’t have pizza. Spoilsport. Mind you, it wasn’t homemade.

  2. Allen says:

    Mine was only pseudo-homemade. I bought a Boboli whole wheat crust, already baked. Then I brushed it with olive oil and then put tomatoes, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, parmesan, and mozzarella on it.

    What Robin and I often have is pizza from Papa Murphy’s, which is a chain where they make the pizza for you but don’t bake it, and then you take it home and bake it yourself. Except they discontinued the Mediterranean Chicken pizza, which was our favorite.

  3. kicking_k says:

    Sounds pretty good even if pseudo. I don’t _think_ the bake-later pizza has reached our shores, but who knows?

    I may have to go and have some toasted cheese now.

  4. Allen says:

    Okay, pardon my ignorance. I’ve seen mentions of “toasted cheese” in British lit, but I don’t know what it refers to. A web site I found seems to be describing melted cheese poured on toasted bread. Is that right?

  5. Reno says:

    Either that or it’s cheese at a party being held in its honor.

    “Here’s to Gouda!”

  6. Travis says:

    My elementary school lunch menus called “grilled chesse sandwiches” “toasted cheese sandwiches.”

  7. K says:

    Not quite. You toast a slice of bread on one side under the grill, then you turn it over and put slices of Cheddar* on it and grill it until it goes bubbly.

    If you put slices of tomato on the top, it’s a Welsh Rabbit. (Sometimes spelt Rarebit by those who don’t like calling food something it isn’t.)

    I suppose you would get the same effect by melting the cheese separately, but I don’t quite see the point… it would mess up an unnecessary saucepan!

    Grilled cheese sandwiches are generally called toasted sandwiches or “toasties” in Britain. We always call our panini grill “the toastie maker”…

    Who’d have thought there were so many technicalities concerning bread/melted cheese combos? Not me…

    *Nothing else melts properly.

  8. Allen says:

    At last, a definitive answer.

  9. Reno says:

    *Here’s to Cheddar!

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