Thursday, January 10, 2013

Pizza Toast

I do the cooking and baking in our home but John does have a specialty.
Pizza Toast is a childhood memory for both him and for our children.
It is something his Great-Aunt Kathryn showed him how to make and he has made it through the years for us. 
  Pizza Toast is tart and tasty. 
Sometimes when I am tired or not feeling well, John will make these and I just love nibbling on small bites and savoring the tangy flavor.
John takes his Pizza Toast preparation seriously and has agreed to share his recipe.
Begin with sliced bread (potato bread is my favorite)
Layer with a slice or two of American cheese
Squeeze on a large dollop of ketchup
Intently spread to edges.
John emphasis's the most important ingredient is garlic powder that he sprinkles on liberally.
Next comes a generous twist of the pepper mill.
Add Italian seasoning. He likes to use a heavy hand.
Inspect perfect coverage of spices.
Transfer bread to toaster with rack in upper position.
Toast for 3-5 minutes until heated and the cheese is perfectly melted and bubbly.

Watch the toasting process attentively
When toasting reaches perfection, carefully remove Pizza Toast from oven.
Serve with potato chips and soda.
Savor both the unique taste and happy childhood memories

John's Aunt Kathryn will be celebrating her 100th birthday this May.
The photo on left was taken last year (source cousin Sandy's facebook page)
Photo on right shows Aunt Kathryn at far right with her siblings, including John's grandmother, Elsie (center)  along with brothers, Joe, Wes, Woody and John.

DOES YOUR GUY HAVE A UNIQUE FOOD HE LIKES TO MAKE?

18 comments:

Maple Lane said...

What a sweet post of childhood memories. I love the photos and the recipe!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Anything pizza flavored...well, I'm all drools now. They look yummy, and he probably makes a great chef!!! Lucky you....my husband can accomplish a peanut butter and mayonnaise sandwich that'll turn my stomach. And he eats that contraption. I'd much rather have the pizza toast!!!

Christy said...

I LOVE those pictures of Mr. H checking on his pizza toast! Too funny!

Barbara F. said...

Such a cute mosaic, Lorraine. He does take his pizza toast seriously. I bet the grands love it, too. xo

lindsey said...

Looks pretty tasty to me and also looks like a lots of hard work goes into those pizza toasts :)

Susan said...

Sounds good, LDH. Your hubs did a good job with that pizza toast.

Congrats to your aunt. Imagine preparing for your 100th birthday! What a milestone!

My hubs makes absolutely luscious French toast and good rice, too.Susan

NanaDiana said...

Oh! What a wonderful post. I love that this is still part of your family menu. It looks like you have a very good taste tester there,tto, Lorraine. Happy Birthday to Aunt Kathryn-I love the old photo of her with her family- xo Diana

LisaInCT said...

Your husband is so adorable in these pics... such concentration! Thanks, they made me smile.

Winnie said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh
This post reminds me of my childhood - making this kind of toast with my Mom :)
We all loved to eat it

Donna said...

What a cute photo montage. I especially like the photos where he is watching the toaster over - oh so carefully - and the little grin at the end, LOL.

Julie said...

What a fun story!!! I've never heard of this, I bet the kids love it! Happy New Year!!!

Sandra said...

Mmmm, they look yummie!
A very good recipe!
Thank you for sharing John!

Pondside said...

My husband makes something that the kids loved as children but that I've never been able to like - Kraft Dinner with an onion, ground beef and ketchup. It's comfort food to him and became the same for the kids.
Your husband is delightful in the mosaic!

Tammy said...

It does look like serious business. Ha! My husband doesn't make anything but fried eggs. When I was little, my Aunt Shirley would make us ketchup sandwiches on white bread. Sure was good back then. I do pizza on pita bread with tomato paste, garlic powder, black pepper, Italian seasoning and mozzarella cheese for the kids -- but for me and Sam, I spread mascarpone cheese on pita bread, a tiny bit of tomato paste, slices of smoked salmon and a sprinkle of dill -- after it is broiled, you squeeze some lemon juice on it. Delish! Best wishes, Tammy

玉芳 said...

This is a great idea! Now I can make mini pizza when I feel like it! ^^ x

kitty said...

Awww how sweet is your dear John?? I love that he has a specialty from his Great Aunt.

jamie said...

Love him

jamie said...

Love him

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