Well slight exaggeration I think.. Got in at 10 this morning after a night off the island. I had plenty of dough made up to feed the hungry sailors who were coming in at lunch time, with an expected order of 18.. dreading that! so I got to work immediately, delayed starting the fire as our wood situation is a bit peculiar at the moment and probably need to time it quite well the get the pizza’s going fast. I was met with good news, Eoin our SI said that he’d bring his group of sailors in an hour or so after the first big lot, so there wouldn’t be 20 kids waiting at lunch for each one to be made (some kids shared as their mother didn’t think they’d eat their dinner if they had a whole one!) with this in mind my task was less daunting, kids can be slightly impatient at times especially after a morning on the water.
I cracked into my pizza sauce, and made some extra dough in case there might be more orders (fingers crossed). All ingredients at the ready, the rolling and base making had begun, I had my Uncle George minding the fire so I could get a few minutes in the kitchen, and minded he did! chopping wood to beat the band so he was! fantastic help. The pizza’s were churned out as fast as possible, unfortunately we didn’t risk making the pizza’s outside just cooked them there! The mother and the 2 other instructors Meadh(h)bh + Elsbeth were a great help insuring the kids were fed and all paid up so no disasters on the 2nd day
(We’ve had prior day of sailors coming in, but of course I hadn’t thought of a blog at this stage…stupid me!)
Had plenty of variety in the ordering and the kids seemed delighted with the whole set up and even more so with the pizza’s! anything beats a packed lunch I suppose! and 2 people even ordered 2nds to share amongst everyone because they enjoyed them so much!
The meat feast was a popular option, combining chorizo, salami and ham and all good quality meats as well. Hawaiian was quite popular too, more for the girls I think even though I think it was my pizza of choice today.
Luckily for everyone the weather lasted for the day, yet there was a bunch of very giddy kids who had more than enough interesting tales to keep me entertained for the 2 lunch hours. soon enough they’ll be coming back on dates together asking for candlelit meals! imagine..
Well it was all quite myself, and few others enjoyed some extra big pizzas i made with the remaining dough, and used up the rest of the ingredients so could start afresh with the new order!
Well anyways thanks for reading my random babblings of an action packed few hours, left out all the boring bits i hope!
Come back soon when the site will be more complete (I hope)