I've been scanning lots of old pictures for the last few days and looking at those old pictures made me nostalgic for a very specific thing:
English muffin pizzas! It occurred to me that I haven't had an English muffin pizza in ages. I had most of the ingredients lying around. I even had fresh mozzarella in the fridge and a basil plant in the AeroGarden that is slowly taking over our apartment. It's probably a little unorthodox to use fresh mozzarella and fresh basil on English muffin pizzas. Generally I think Prego and Kraft singles are the acceptable toppings for a proper English muffin pizza.
I think there is a story that my mother made these for my father for dinner every night for a year. Something like that. I know that my dad would be content to live out the rest of his years never having another of these.
After the pizzas I realized that I didn't really have anything for dinner. In a pinch I pulled two ancient onion halves out of the crisper and carmelized them. I found some frozen chicken breast in the freezer that was unfortunately frozen in a giant block which. When I put it in the freezer like that I knew it was a bad idea, however, I was feeling lazy at the time and figured that that was a problem for Future Me. Well, Present Me became Future Me today and Present Me had a hell of a time smashing the chicken block against the edge of the counter to break off a piece.
Complete with a ripe avocado and a middle-aged potato I was able to make a dish that was almost as tasty as it was colorful. Tomorrow I will make a concentrated effort to get enough ingredients so that Sunday's dinner will be a little better thought out.
Until then, keep cleaning out those pantries and living the dream!