If you could look through the monitor, you would see me waving my hand! I don’t like it … never have … and trust me, I’ve tried!
Before WW II, the popularity of pizza was shared by Italian immigrants in major cities such as New York and Chicago. But by the time American soldiers returned home from the war, they were seeking the foods they had discovered in the European campaigns, including Italy. Chain pizzerias suddenly were appearing in cities all over our country…including my home of Miami.
Alas, my mother considered this new delicacy too expensive to order in the restaurant. She decided she could recreate it at home for much less money. She believed she was successful and so mother’s pizza became a staple in our family’s diet. Did I mention we were not allowed to turn away the food put before us? So read her recipe to see if you can guess why I do NOT like pizza.
Mix enough Bisquick dough to cover a jelly roll pan.
Cover the dough with tomato paste (2 cans)
Dice 1 can of Spam and sprinkle over the dough
Dice 2 tins of sardines (in oil) and sprinkle over the dough
Spread small squares of Velveeta cheese over the sardines
Generously shake oregano over all
Bake until the crust is brown and the cheese is melted.
We rarely ate all of it. Hmmmm. Wonder why?! But to my dismay, it was refrigerated and served as leftovers the next night.
After David and I were married, my mother announced she was preparing a special meal for us. Surely not pizza! Oh no…not pizza?! I quietly warned my husband, he would somehow need to get it down. Unfortunately, he was soooo polite, my mother assumed he loved her pizza and that was not the last time she served it to us!
Are you going to try out this new recipe for your dinner tonight!