For the pizzas: Heat the butter in a large high-sided skillet over medium heat. Add the thyme
and bay leaves and season with salt and pepper. Cook low and slow until deep caramel
in color and very sweet, 35 to 40 minutes. Deglaze
with the sherry
, stirring and scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the skillet with a wooden spoon. Stir in the consomme.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Toast the bread in the oven. Top with the onion mixture and the cheeses. Return to the oven and bake until the cheese
is melted and lightly browned.
For the salad: Combine the vinegar, honey, lemon juice
and shallost in a large bowl and let sit for 5 to 10 minutes. Whisk
in the mustard and then the EVOO; season with salt and pepper. Add the greens
and toss to coat with the dressing
Serve the pizzas with the salad.
Cook's Note: The onion topping can be covered and refrigerated for a make-ahead meal. Reheat with a splash of water to loosen.