Pro Bono Pizza & Karmic Waffles
You know you have a great job when you go in just to make pizzas without being paid. Saturdays are very slow at the deli since downtown DC is a desert on the weekends. I started my day realizing why I am definitely not vegan. Or maybe it just needed salt?
Before I left my neighborhood, my friend and I went to Bed Bath and Beyond because I wanted to buy an apron. While we were there I was commenting on the fact that I would like to own a waffle maker before too long. Then, on my walk from Columbia Heights down to K & 20th, I found a box that was labeled “Free.” Inside it was a waffle iron!!! Unreal. Ask and you shall receive, I guess! The box also contained various saute pans, sauce pans, cutting boards, and a cheese grater. The funniest thing about this was that I also bought a cheese grater while at BBB, and so by the time I arrived at work I was carrying 2 cheese graters. You know you’re a cook when you have 2 cheese graters in tow at any given moment.
Once I got to the deli I set to work on my pizzas. I made 2, and you will see the tragedy that was the third at the end of the post – an epic fail. But that’s cooking… mistakes were made, haha. When I arrived, Brett was working on an amazing breakfast pizza for the employees of the art store in our building. It was the first pizza I had seen him make, as he is usually working hard overseeing everything at the store. It looked so good!
Next, I sent to work on my own recipe. I call it the Sunshine Pizza because it is yellow and happy and in honor of someone I who has brought such special light to my life. It was my first time serving food to strangers in the general public; I feel like I was published!
You can also see the upstairs kitchen of the deli – so many toys! Oh, and words for the wise… Do not get engaged in conversation after putting your last pie in. This is what may happen… Oops. Maybe a little too much sunshine?