Wendy and I made lunch yesterday, from a kit labeled “Space Alien Pizza.” It was a gift from my cousin, and Wendy might have been a little eager** to try it out.
**Note, when I say “eager,” I mean like possum on sweet potato, Piper on Bell, pit bull on mailman. She couldn’t wait.
I got her started, in her apron, hat, step-stool. We pulled out the cheese and pepperoni and were ready to “roll” 🙂 What I failed to realize is that “Alien” pizza means it’s green. Wen and I proofed the yeast, and then turned to the dough base, and noticed that it came out of the foil wrapper green. We mixed it with the yeast and formed a green ball.
snot dough ball had to rise, so we watched a movie and colored. Together, we rolled out the green dough. Together, we spread the sauce. Together, we sprinkled cheese. I let her orchestrate her own pepperoni placement and I put our Alien pizza in the oven.
It was green out of the box, it was green being rolled into a ball, it was green when we rolled it out and green when we covered it with sauce, cheese and pepperoni. Somehow, Wendy seemed surprised that it was green emerging from the oven! She declared she would not eat green pizza.
The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him – Luke 6:45
I ate the pizza, but I’m pretty sure pizza shouldn’t be green.
We’ve probably all had a Wendy moment, but we forget, when you put green in, you get green out. If good things go in, good things come out. Evil things go in, evil things come out.
Have you ever been surprised by the result of your effort? What things should never be green?