Today's story has to be told, to get to tomorrows.
After bragging about how much I love my job last week, I feel it is only fare to try to explain to you what being a part of the Captain Blue Hen family can be like.
Some of you may be too young to remember a show called Cheers, so go wikipedia it. For the rest of you, you get exactly what I am saying. When you walk into our store, it is an extension of your living room. That level of comfort and friendship. We are the place everyone comes to to unwind, relax, vent, and joke around. We are much more then those big box book stores where you can't find someone to help you. We know our product, and if you have been in more then twice, one of us probably knows your name.
I have watched children grow into young men, met babies on their way home from the hospital, been introduced to family pets, and now I can even add, invited to weddings. We have sat in silence with our customers when they have lost someone close, and celebrated their biggest moments with them. For some we give advice, for others we are just there to listen. And our customers often grant us the same courtesy. They will listen to us, laugh, and cry with our stories.
When we hand you your comics, we are inviting you into our conversations, into our home away from home. And hopefully, creating a comic shop you love to be in as much as we do.
Personal Grilled Taco Pizzas
- 6 pieces of naan bread
- ½ ground beef
- 1 teas taco seasoning
- ¾ cups shredded sharp cheddar cheeese
- ½ onion, diced
- 1 cup chopped lettuce
- 1 tomato, seeded and diced
- Sour cream
Preheat a medium skillet over medium heat. Brown ground beef, breaking into small chunks. Add ⅓ cup water and taco seasoning. Stir to mix. Set aside.
Preheat grill and oil. Get all of your meat, onions, cheese and any other additional toppings you want ready and near by.
Place naan on grill and grill until light char marks have appeared, about 3-4 minutes. Flip and top with meat, cheese and onions. Cover and cook for another 3-4 minutes.
Remove pizzas from grill and top with lettuce, tomatoes and dollops of sour cream.
These awesome pizzas were inspired by D'Lorenzo's Taco Pizza. Ours were not nearly as good as the real deal - so head on down there and give it a try. Pure heaven.
Belinda @zomppa says
Oh no, not too young. I know what you mean by having neighbors...real community. Get these pizzas out there and everyone will know your name for sure!
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says
So fun! I love these little guys!
nicole @ I am a Honey Bee says
we tried to grill pizza once. it ended badly with it slipping thru the grates!! I think we need to give it a try again with small peices, like your personal pizzas.
Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says
I had that family feeling once... i had a love/hate relationship with that job but we were still a family.
Samantha @ Ferraro Kitchen says
Where everybody knows your name......
These look YUM! Our family has recently become addicted to making homemade pizza's on the grill ( https://www.notjustachick.blogspot.ca/2012/05/pizza-on-bbq-living-outdoor-lifestyle.html ) AND we love tacos - what a great, quick combo! going to have to try!
Griffin's Grub says
Sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your name...
Love grilled pizza! One of our favorites. I even did a Mexican pizza once on my blog. Those look so good. Interesting idea on using Naan bread instead of dough. Would be perfect when you want pizza but don't have the time to make the dough. Thanks for sharing.
Anita at Hungry Couple says
Oh, I certainly do remember Cheers! Sounds like I want to come work where you do...and eat these taco pizzas. 🙂
Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic says
These little taco pizzas sound delicious!
PS - how nice to hear about how much you love your job. I, too, feel the same - my company feels like family!