I found out that I can buy little frozen pizzas that I like.
But I don’t want to turn on my oven. Instead I use my summer kitchen. That’s a countertop oven or an air fryer–I have both.
The countertop oven is perfect for pizza and having it on the back porch means the heat stays out there and not in the kitchen. (I know other people use their outside grills for pizzas too, but that’s too bother and charcoal for just one person.)
Enough for a couple meals for me.
I think I’ll try a soft taco shell pizza made with my own ingredients next. I just have to be careful that the soft crust doesn’t slip off the peel.
I use the air fryer a lot, too. I’ve even made bacon in it. The heat and the smell both stay in the ‘summer kitchen’.
I recommend cooking out of the kitchen on hot HOT days.
Summer brings great vegetables, but most take months to grow. I’ve been craving a bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich, but had no homegrown tomatoes.
There are tomatoes on my plants, but it will take a couple weeks before I get any red enough to eat.
I continue to crave my BLT. Lucky for me my friend, Kathy, brought me a few little cherry tomatoes. I cut these into three pieces each and created my first BLT sandwich of the season.
The only trouble using cherry tomatoes is that pieces often slip out when you are eating.
The sandwich has to be held firmly, or risk losing one of the important ingredients, the tomato.
It was worth the trouble. I totally enjoyed my lunch and look forward to a time when I can step out my backdoor and pick a tomato for another BLT sandwich–or just to sink my teeth into one fresh homegrown fruit.
My tomatoes can’t come soon enough. I’m drooling for one right now. But that’s how the garden grows.