There's a further development in the sort-of-pizza industry. Last week, Mr. Tidbit discussed Kellogg's new Eggo Real Fruit Pizza.
And now he has encountered -- from Bellatoria, a Minnesota-based maker of actual pizza -- Sunday Brunch: Four pizza-like products featuring a thinnish "biscuit-style" crust, and (for three of them) scrambled eggs, "southern country-style gravy," and a choice: sausage, bacon or "Ultimate Scramble" -- mozzarella and Cheddar cheeses, smoked ham, roasted peppers and onions.
The fourth Sunday Brunch involves that biscuit crust and cinnamon streusel topped with diced apple, cream cheese sauce and drizzled frosting. All require oven baking (not microwaving).
Setting aside the question tearing our nation apart (does anyone especially desire a scrambled-egg pizza?), Mr. Tidbit found the Ultimate Scramble to be pretty-much as described. The label suggests that the 81/2-inch-diameter Sunday Brunch, with the four varieties weighing in at from 12.6 to 14.6 ounces, serves three. Maybe for breakfast; if it's really to be brunch, he thinks two servings is more like it.Foiled again, cheaper
Several weeks ago, Mr. Tidbit fulminated about new One Dish casserole-seasoning mixes from McCormick. Notably he fumed that, although the packet consisted of nothing more than seasoning -- he bought Salsa Chicken & Rice, which calls for 11/2 pounds of boneless chicken breast, 11/2 cups of uncooked rice, diced tomatoes, corn, shredded Cheddar cheese and some water -- the packet of seasoning mix set him back an astonishing $2.13.
He has just encountered three similar new foil-packet seasoning products from Lawry's: Mediterranean Sundried Tomato & Garlic Chicken, Tuscan Style Chicken Marsala and Chimichurri Burrito Casserole.
Here, too, to prepare these dishes, you supply everything but the seasoning: The Mediterranean chicken item calls for 11/2 pounds of boneless chicken breast, 11/4 cups of uncooked penne pasta, 1/4 cup of sliced olives, a 15-ounce can of diced tomatoes, 1/2 cup of crumbled feta cheese and some water.
But where he found them, the Lawry's seasoning mixes are 99 cents.