Let me start with this quick note:
(*I am allergic to cheese).
I went to Wal Mart yesterday. Not a chore I like, but someone has to do it and I guess that has to be me.
I was nearing the end of my shopping trip when I noticed a young woman taking these small pizza's out of the refrigerated case. I thought to myself,'I wish they had a pizza crust without the cheese.' I have soy cheese at home, and maybe, just maybe I could make my own personal kind of pizza.
I looked in the case and saw a hamburger meat pizza. I started reading the ingredients. Wow, it had fake cheese in it. A soybean product.
By now I am in pizza heaven. And, it is only $1.68, you can't beat that. Yes, I bought one!
I rush home and turn the oven on to preheat to 450*. I was so excited I did that before putting all my refrigerated items away. I was so excited, that after putting away the groceries, I pulled up my desk chair in front of the stove to watch the pizza through the glass oven door.
All of this may sound a little bizarre to those of you that can readily eat anything they want, but this is a treat that I have not had for over 35 years because of my cheese allergy.
I was so excited that after I had eaten the pizza, I called my Sister in Nebraska to tell her about it. She had to call me back, a grandson had stopped by to visit.
While I waited on her call me back, I started to have a headache. I took some aspirin, but that did not seem to help. I was concerned about my headache, so I decided to read the pizza box ingredients. Down at the very end was the word cheese cultures (0.2%). Hardly enough to bother a normal person, but then again, I am not normal.
I then realized that my headache would not be going away anytime soon.
My Sister called back an we had a good laugh at my not reading the label more carefully. And of course the whole pizza had 720, that's right 720 calories. Yes, of course I ate the whole thing. And, by the way, it was delicious.
I have had an allergy headache all night long. Was it worth it? (YES). Will I do this again anytime soon? (NO WAY.)
Color me HAPPY? I have had a pizza.