Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Grilled Pizza

As some of my co-workers know that I like to cook, I occasionally get asked on Monday mornings if I made anything special over the weekend. Though I am not always successful at finding time to try new dishes on weekends, I will let people know what new dish I tried if I did. One Monday morning, in response to that question, I commented that I had made grilled pizza. Their reaction was, "You made what?" I was surprised by this. The dish is simple to make, but my co-workers were staring at me as if I was describing some foreign delicacy with a hard-to-pronounce name. I promised a few of them that I would make extra one night and bring in leftovers for lunch to prove that such a dish is possible.

I bring this up as I made grilled pizza for dinner tonight and, yes, I did make extra to take to the office. As I made it tonight, though,I found myself reflecting on what has happened to me over the last 12 months. A year ago today, I was let go from my job. I wasn't happy there, but it was a new job; I had only been in it a few months and was trying to give it a year. They apparently weren't happy either.

It took me a month to find a new job, but I did and I am thankful to God for it. I have been with my new employer almost 11 months now and feel that my current situation is much better than what I used to have. Finding something with better pay and benefits than a job you just had is always good. It's especially nice, though,to work with people that you would enjoy sharing grilled pizza with.

If someone wants the grilled pizza recipe, please leave me a note and let me know.

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