I’ve come to the conclusion that it is impossible to be unhappy on a moped – at least on a day like today, when the weather is perfect, the ‘ped is running beautifully, and maybe you even get to combine those two things with a spontaneous lunch date, resulting a really pretty perfect afternoon. On top of that, and with the help of a very nice listserv person, I finished the workday off by figuring out a tech problem that has been plaguing me for two months. Pizza was definitely in order.
We had a couple of pork sausages to use up, so I squeezed them out of their casings and browned the meat while the toaster oven heated up. I can’t tell you what a difference this toaster oven has made in our cooking! I mean, it’s not like we’re cooking totally different things than before, but having a device that heats up quickly and maintains a consistent temperature without also heating up the kitchen makes things like pizza on a warm evening much more feasible. I rolled the dough out into oddly shaped rectangles and pre-baked it for about 8 minutes, then topped it with a bit of concentrated tomato paste, a handful of sausage, and some mozzarella cheese. Along with an Oberon, it was a just-right kind of start to the long weekend.