Last night my mother-in-law and I had an interesting conversation. It went something like this.
MIL: Boy, swimming was great, but I'm hungry now. I have this great little gourmet frozen pizza, but if I make it, I'll probably just undo the good I just did by swimming.
ME: So, don't eat the whole pizza.
MIL: Well, I'm not going to make a whole pizza and just eat one piece.
ME: So, just cook half the pizza.
MIL: (Thinking....gives me a funny look...thinking some more.....) Wow, I never thought of that.
ME: Sure, just break the pizza in half and cook it in the oven or even the toaster oven. Then you don't have to cook and eat the whole thing.
MIL: (Goes on to praise my amazing intelligence, yadda yadda yadda)....
The moral of the story, if you're only planning on eating half a frozen pizza, just cook half a frozen pizza. My favorite way to do this is to take a big butcher knife and just chop the thing in half. If you cook it in the toaster oven, you don't even need to cook it as long. No, it's not brilliant reasoning, it's just the frugal mind of a girl that lived alone for a while before marriage and didn't like reheated pizza. You could probably even cook 1/4 of the pizza if you wanted, but if any of you have kids, you know the vultures will start circling at the prospect of food. :)
Visit Rocks in My Dryer for more great Works-For-Me-Wednesday tips.