Breakfast Pizza and Shaun Cassidy


Hi everyone. This is a teeny photo (sorry, my husband is not here to help me make it bigger), but if you look closely, it is of Stephanie Dolgoff and Alma Schneider heading off on the train to the Shaun Cassidy concert at the Nassau Colliseum in, I believe, 1978. I was reminded of this old photo for a couple reasons, one of which was that my daughter just went to her first concert, The Jonas Brothers. She was a bit more cynical about the experience than I was back in the day, but she had a truly memorable time.

Stephanie and the olden days have also been on my mind lately because I am in the middle of her truly wonderful new book, My Formerly Hot Life: Dispatches From Just the Other Side of Young, about not being, well, hot anymore. It is not as superficial as one might be lead to believe by the title, mostly discussing how life is better on this side of young. Run, don’t walk and buy this poignant and hilarious book!
http://www.amazon.com/My-Formerly-Hot-Life-Dispatches/dp/0345521455

Yeah, it’s hard not being so young anymore but it does allow me to think about the important things, like making my kids practically cheer when I make a culinary home run and prepare a breakfast like I did this morning, a breakfast pizza. It was on par with how I felt when Shaun shook his tush at us while singing Da Doo Run Run that magical night when I was nine. Check out Shaun here and see how you liked boys who looked like Justin Bieber too!:
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHSADyRR8x8?fs=1]

Pizza Crust:
1 and 1/4 cup white flour (add 2 TBS more flour later)
3/4 tsp yeast
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 tsp salt

Mix above ingredients until fully combined. Then knead for 5 minutes and add more of the 2 TBS of flour so that it is not so sticky.
Make itnto a ball and place in a bowl that is greased with olive oil. Cover and leave for 1 1/2 hours.
When it has risen (should be about twice the size), roll out to about 12″X 6″ and lay on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Place in a preheated 500 degree oven and bake for 8 minutes.

Toppings:

2 slices Cheddar cheese, shredded
4 slices turkey or regular bacon, cooked and crumbled
4 eggs, cooked sunny side up or however you like, waiting in a separate pan

Once pizza dough is cooked, take it out of the oven and spread the cheese on top while it is hot so it melts. Top the cheese with the eggs and then top with the crumbled bacon. Cut into fourths and eat immediately. Enjoy!

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3 Responses

  1. i just read an interview on the book & will now definitely have to read it despite the fact that turning 40 is now a fond memory. sean was a bit young for me; we were david cassidy fans (although my true love was bobby sherman.)

  2. Alma this is video hysterical. I was just thinking about your obsession with Shaun Cassidy yesterday as a matter of fact. And I think an older woman named Alice brought you to the concert.

  3. Sean was my first concert too! Me and my BFF Karen made a huge sign that read, We Love You Shaun" and got on the local news. We had actually wanted to go to a KISS concert but were too scared.

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