Monday, June 11, 2012

Last night's pizza was a flop.

I burned it so we just ordered out.

A friend of mine dropped by and helped me with the last 45 minutes of yard work and we tried to do a pizza on a grill thing. I tossed the pizza stone on the grill and let it preheat for about 10 minutes and then tossed the pie on and covered it. I had figured 20 minutes would have been about right for a frozen D'Geronio but I was wrong. The bottom was burned to a crips so I tossed it. Next time I won't preheat the stone and will try maybe 15 minutes and watch it a little more  carefully.

I still have yard work to do, a vet appointment and a meet-up with the Friendly, local neighborbood ARRL QSL card checker to get my WAS award which I want to shut up a couple of the guys at work.

ANyone ever notice that the guys with the biggest mouths are the ones that do the least?

These are the guys that are first to say that trying to cook a pizza on a grill won't work and they are the first to gloat in anothers failures and are the last ones to try anything because they are afraid of failure.

Ain't one of them willing to try anything new aor do anything that hasn't been done before and when they see someone that took a chance and came out on top their mouths run about how it was nothing meore than sheer luck.

One of the things I miss about Alaska are the crackpots that would risk huge sums on an idea. While an awful lot of guys lost an awful lot of money trying something, there were a number of guys that came out on top.

In Alaska few people looked down on the guy that lost 50K on a venture, instead he was respected for having thr guts to try something different.

Here, a lot of people will look down on you for that and say theat you should have played it safe and how dumb you were to try something.

Yesterday's little thing cost me a $5 pizza which is nada. The end result is that even though the bottom of the crust burned, the top was downright delicious. Now all I have to do is figure out how long to cook it for and maybe it'll work out.

ANyway, I am going to make a copy of my WAS award and hang it on the wall of the boat I run next to the picture of me standing beside the Stearman I took out for an afternoon a couple of years ago. A lot of people think I was nuts for that but I enjoyed a very delightful afternoon in the old biplane.

Actually I have few problems with the naysayers these days because I have made fools out of them a little too often over the years.

Still, back to the drawing board with the pizza

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  1. Indirect heat for the pizza; coals to the outside. That way the pizza stone will not get hot enough to char the crust.

  2. I agree, I'd try pushing the coals to the edges.