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I think it is time we talk about it — the circle of life; the pie of Patrick’s eye; the reason Donatello and Raphael crawl out of the sewers — yup, pizza!

One day I was in Trader Joe’s and stumbled upon pizza dough occupying the shelf that my favorite salsa used to sit in. I thought, “What the <bleep>?” But I said, “Hey! Where’s my salsa?” No one answered me, as is typical when I talk aloud in the market. So I found my shopping mate, held up a bag of dough and said: “Hey, let’s make a pizza!” Patrick shrugged delightedly and said, “OK!” That is how it all started…

As it turns out, homemade pizza is primarily delicious because you have the ability to make it just the way you like it. I like it packed with fresh herbs. I’m obsessed with basil so I used to put whole leaves of it on top right after it came out of the oven. But after consuming about 100+ pies (maybe 7), Patrick let on that he wasn’t so fond of basil in large quantities. So now I chop it into ribbons, which he finds more palatable. I also bake rosemary into the crust. He has not yet admitted to hating that.

Our pizzas change slightly each time. But the delish taste is a constant. (Except that one time we ran out of cheese but had already started making the pizza. That was horrible. It was just a dry tomato-topped flatbread with herbs on it. So with the exception of that one cheese-less pizza, we make ’em pretty tasty-like.)

My problem has always been shape. I’m the creator of many pizza shapes, master of none.

There is this:

Wonky Square Shaped Pizza

Then this:

Wonky Oval Shaped Pizza

And I don’t even know how this happened (Got Basil?):

Wonky Heart Shaped Pizza

What is a girl to do? I’ll tell you what. She should mention her pizza shape failings in someone else’s blog comment section. All was revealed! No doubt this tidbit was passed down from generation to generation in the co-commenter’s family. And then she shared the secret with me — start with the dough in a ball.

Don’t snigger! I didn’t know!! I appreciated the advice but I was suspicious that I, the creator of Wonky Heart Pizzas, would be capable of the elusive Circle Shaped Pizza. So I took pictures this last pizza-making session to prove to the masses it just isn’t that easy…

Step One: Start with dough rolled into a ball.

See? Nice round ball.

Step Two: Eye dough suspiciously as it starts to resemble a circle shape.

Mid-kneed. Looks OK but, I can feel the wonky coming...

Step Three: Get those fixins on your first Circle Shaped Pizza, girl!

Circle Shaped Pizza!!!!

Step Four: Wonder what Circle Shaped Pizza really means. Most pizzas end up sliced and chewed up in the end. Just like this one…

Existentialism does not belong on pizza. Just eat it already!

Anyway, thanks to the person who doesn’t read my blog, but was kind enough to comment on my comment on someone else’s blog. You made Circle Shaped Pizza accessible to us all!

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Sunday not so sunny, Lulu?

Lulu Struggles

Let’s turn this morning around and cook our first breakfast!

Coffee + Computer = First Attempt At Cooking Breakfast

Let’s get this breakfast party started…

Lulu's got skillz with the blade

Executive Chef Lulu oversees bacon experiment

Lulu, a.k.a. Lady of Pans. Cooking breakfast and taking names!

(Don’t tell her your name. She’ll take it from you.)

Lulu, our homie

Now things are looking sunny-side up!

Mangia!

A Feast Fit for Lu!

This morning’s insanity brought to you by…

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Lulu Can't Drive Without the Keys!

What Time Is It? Breakfast Time!

Lulu Tries Black Coffee (Good For Hangovers)

Lulu Prefers Cream

Decisions, Decisions...

Hearty Breakfast for Our Hearty Lamb, Lulu!

This concludes Lulu’s delicious outing!

(Yes, this is how we chose to spend our morning…)

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