Today was what you would call a beautiful day. A day that helped me celebrate the many things I am.
To start the day, I grumbled and flopped around, refusing to get out of bed. My cats both took turns purring and napping on my stomach to coax me into a morning mood. It worked. I took care of them before hitting the road for school. Yes, school on a Saturday. School on the last Saturday of the schoolyear (not counting next one because it's during a holiday weekend). At school, I found 80 enthusiastic teenagers ready to paint the courtyard and each other. We let them paint the courtyard (and each other). They also tidied up both courtyards nicely. On my way out, I saw the car wash benefiting a student who had suffered some injuries in a car accident. This car wash had been held in an impromptu fashion, and there was no sponsor, so I stuck around as long as I could so the kids could get home. These kids spent 5 hours washing cars without any help of an adult in order to help a friend. My heart smiled.
I then hightailed it to Highland Park for a Wellesley Club meeting. It was intellectually engaging to speak with so many classy and brilliant women and to hear a charming professor of Economics speak. I spent a few moments afterwards catching up with the other young alum in attendance, another TFA person. When I looked at my watch, I was amazed to see it was already 4:30. I was sad to see that time had progressed so quickly as it was the sort of day I wished could go on forever!
I got home and got to work on a gluten-free pizza. My friends, the day just kept getting better! This crust is FAR easier than any rising dough crust I've ever had, and it was tasty too! I simply topped it with 2/3 can fire-roasted tomatoes, a thick sprinkling of grated mozzarella, and some sliced eggplant. Simplicity incarnate. Well, in-pizza-te.
Now we're off to see Rio, Pirates of the Caribbean and Tangled at the drive-in in Ennis. What a perfect day.
Has your day been perfect? Well, even if not, this crust is easy enough that you can have the comfort of pizza soon! I got it from Elana's pantry, and its genius is completely attributed to her.
1.5 c almond flour
.25 tsp sea salt
.25 tsp baking soda
1 T grapeseed oil
1 large egg
Mix. Press out to .25”. bake 15-20 minutes at 350 or until lightly golden. Take out, put on toppings, bake til cheese melts and everything comes together. I broiled to give a little brown to the eggplants.