Breadless Calzone

Usually 11 am rolls around in the office and it is time to start planning what we will be eating for lunch at noon. So for the next hour, we all toss around different ideas and instant message names of different local restaurants. Today someone suggested a local pizza place. (Not usually the friendliest of restaurants for a Gluten-Free diner like myself) But I know this restaurant well, and I had the perfect plan, so I happily agreed.

As we sat on the patio sipping our delicious Diet Dr. Peppers (seriously, if you are a restaurant and you don’t serve Diet Dr. Pepper yet, what exactly are you thinking? It is an incredible beverage!), I didn’t even need to look at the menu. I knew what I was going to order.

When the waiter asked me what I wanted, I smiled and requested a “Breadless Calzone – cheese and pepperoni only, please”, as I handed him the menu.

“Excuse me?” he questioned.

“Yes, a calzone with no bread. That would be just a bowl of cheese, sauce and pepperoni. Baked like a calzone. Without the crust.”

The look on his face was priceless, assuring me that he had never heard of such a thing. I promised him that it wouldn’t be a problem and I had ordered this very meal there before.

A while later, he returned with our meals. Delicious cheesy goodness in hand.

I am telling you, whether you are gluten-free or just low-carbing it, you must try this sometime. It is heavenly. What an incredible combination of ingredients all baked together! And of course, if you like things like vegetables in your pizza/calzones, go ahead and add them in! It is, after all, your creation! Live it up!

And that waiter giving you the crazy look? Don’t worry about him – he’s probably asking the kitchen to make him one of his own right now…

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