So simple: flour, water, olive oil, salt, honey, and yeast. Top with whatever. And yet…

One day, somebody said on the radio, or I read somewhere, or Carol said that somebody said… but it doesn’t matter, “Two slices of pizza is the perfect breakfast.” This lit up my eyes and my senses. All my life I’ve been trying to find a breakfast.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Eat three balanced meals a day!

As a kid, I was force-fed cereal and milk. If I didn’t feel well, my mother would give me milk toast. That was pretty good. (Butter a piece of toast, and submerge it in a shallow bowl of warm milk. The butter melts and makes yellow streaks on the surface of the milk. How can that be bad?) I’ve tried the traditional eggs every way with meat any way or without. Pancakes… French toast… All this stuff is fine… after 10:30 in the morning. Before that, I wanna wretch. I even tried Carnation Instant Breakfast. Yuk.
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Sally's Hungarian Goulash

I once carried this up into the White Mountains of NH on a hike of a few 4,000 foot peaks. Makes for a heavy backpack, but a darned good meal at day’s end.

2# lean stew beef cut in 1″ cubes
3 T. butter
2 large onions
2 cloves garlic, chopped
3 T. flour
2 t. paprika
2 cups boiling beef broth
1 can tomatoes
1 cup red wine
1 jar boiled onions
1/2 cup sour cream (optional)

Melt butter, add onions and garlic, cook until slightly brown.

Add meat, brown.

Add flour, paprika, and stir thoroughly.

Add broth, tomatoes, wine.

Cover and simmer 1 1/2 to two hours and at the end add boiled onions and sour cream.