Cold pizza for breakfast. Fess up. Most of us have done it.
We have ours with a glass of chocolate milk. The sweet/savory combo is an eye-opener.
But really, why not take it a step further and make a hot pizza for breakfast? Even on the most hectic day, you can pop a your own premade, refrigerated pizza into the oven while you corral the kids, flatiron your hair or check the news on the computer.
With all those refrigerated pizza crusts just waiting for toppings, it would take a matter or moments to throw one together the night before, wrap it up and pop it in the fridge. Then, in the morning, preheat the oven to 400 degrees, unwrap the pizza and drink a cup of coffee. Pop the pizza in the oven and zoom off for other morning duties for the next 15-20 minutes. Then? A sizzling breakfast better than almost anything you will get in any drive-through.
And the benefit? Cold pizza for lunch!
Pizza is a democratic food. The crust can play host to almost any type of cuisine. You can stick with traditional breakfast foods or go crazy with a Latino or Asian influence. Basically, a pizza can take anything you would normally put in an omelet. Use the thinnest crust you can find so it will really crisp up under all those toppings.
Here are some suggestions to get you started:
The Popeye: tomato sauce, fresh spinach, chopped onions. Just before sliding the pizza in the oven, crack a couple of eggs over the top and sprinkle the whole pizza with an Italian cheese mixture. The eggs will be over easy when the pizza comes out.
The Diner: dots of butter, pre-cooked bacon, chopped onions, American cheese. Sprinkle top with hash brown potatoes
Chorizo Sunrise: salsa, cooked chorizo sausage, sliced mushrooms, Mexican fajita cheese, hot sauce
Pacific Time: cooked shrimp, sliced and drained water chestnuts, cilantro, hot sauce to your taste and a few drops of sesame oil, topped with mozzarella
Zorba: Olive oil, feta chunks, sliced tomatoes, fresh spinach, a pinch of nutmeg and a sprinkling of parmesan.
Cinnamon Toast: apple butter, dots of butter, cinnamon and sugar topping