While waiting, someone I know, who happens to live in the area, came into the pizza place and we were talking while I was waiting on my order.
Pretty soon... I notice that in the brick pizza oven is a huge dough ball puffed up like a balloon. The pizza guy turns and flips this huge round pizza balloon about in the oven- I pointed it out to my friends and we laughed at the unusual sight.
Soon, it was time for my order to be ready. I was presented with 2 pizza boxes. The guy pointed to one box and said, "salad" and of course the box contained my pizza. I paid, said my goodbyes and drove home.
I grabbed a plate and my pizza cutter. I opened the pizza box and cut a couple of slices of pizza and placed them on the plate. I set out my olive oil from the 'first pressing' of the olives festival that I attended last fall and my balsamic vinegar to add to my salad.
Then, I opened the other box. Apparently, the dough balloon puffball was MY ORDER! I thought ... "there must be a mistake?" Maybe, he gave me the wrong order after all he did have a couple of things cooking from phone orders when I walked in?
I cut it open and I realized immediately that it was indeed my SALAD order.
|This was puffed up about 10 inches high-- just like a soccer ball.|
|So, I cut a 'salad slice' and drizzled it with olive oil and balsamic vinegar and had a great meal.|