Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Works-For-Me Wednesday: Pizza For One

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: ( 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. :)

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Azul said...
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Azul said...

I do this for my toddler, since a whole pizza, even the smallest thin crust variety, is too much.

I find they break quite easily. I just cut through the platic wrap with my kitchen shears, and use the edge of my counter to 'snap' the pizza in the middle.

You're right about only cooking what you plan to eat. It's too easy to overdo if I've cooked an entire pizza.

Larae said...

Greaaat idea! Thank you so much for sharing this! =)

Tonya said...

I found your blog off of MOG and wanted to say Hi. I never thought of only cooking half the pizza either. I'll have to remember that one :)

Nikki said...

Another brilliant idea is born! I have never thought to do this. It makes so much sense and then you don't have to eat leftovers or eat more than you should anyway. Thanks for the tip!