This is Deputy Digby Pancake. Some things go together. Like peanut butter and cookies.
Like pancakes and maple syrup.
Like Peanut Butter Brickle and Digby Pancake.
But some things are not meant to be together. And don’t mess with Girl Person’s pizza.
One of Girl Person’s favorite things to do is cook. And especially on Sundays when she can make something a little more special. And this past Sunday, she was excited to make a recipe called Scachatta. It’s a special kind of pizza, she told us.
It combines flavors of Cuban cuisine and Italian cuisine that goes way back in history near the Tampa, Florida place. And she said yep. For this pizza, it definitely goes together.
But the problem was is that she didn’t have any of the ingredients to make this pizza. In fact, she said it was a spur of the moment craving. Kind of like when I decide I want pancakes. All day every day.
So as Boy Person often does, he saves the day. And he said he would go get tbe ingredients. Also tortilla chips. And you don’t run out of those in this RV.
So off he went to save the day. Fighting traffic. Horns. The real world. And he had a list. San Marzano tomatoes. All purpose flour. And newsflash. The persons are vegan. Which Brickle and I are not. So instead of meat, she told Boy Person to get spicy tofu. Don’t judge. To each their own.
Girl Person was very appreciative of the grocery run. And as she was unpacking all the goodies and getting ready to make her pizza, she asked Boy Person where the spicy tofu was. And he said, in the bag. And she said, where? I only see curry tofu. Which. Never mind. And he said, that’s it. And she said no. No. You don’t put curry on pizza. He said, it’s spicy, why not? An argument ensued over which cuisines use which spices.
And I have to tell you, this was the most boring argument I have ever listened to.Boy Person stood by his opinion. And he also didn’t want to go back to the store. Girl Person stood her opinion and started her sauce on the stove. But as she stirred her San Marazano tomatoes, she wondered something.
What would be the worst that could happen if she just used the curry tofu? Sure. It might taste horrible. But maybe the point of loving someone is compromising. Even if you are sure you are right.
So she decided right then to tell Boy Person he could have his curry pizza. And maybe. Just maybe…it would be the best pizza ever.
Later that night, as they prepared for the battle of pizza flavors, it was the moment of truth. Tofu. Curry. Pizza. The world tour of pizzas.
And the truth was, well, it was pretty good. A bit spicy in all the right places. A bit sweet too. And as they chowed down, it was agreed that this just might be a new thing. Curry pizza.
You see, we may know we are right. But are we? If someone’s opinion differs from our own, and it won’t hurt us, what’s the harm in compromising? Sometimes it may not be the outcome we expected.
We can all make the world a better place by trying to understand each other better.
But I’ll take pepperoni. Thanks.
–Deputy Digby Pancake