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Monday, February 16, 2015

All Hail The Power of the Pizza!

Those of you who have been following me for any length of time know that every Thursday in our house is pizza night.  We rotate between homemade, frozen and our favorite take out joints.  This is something that simply happened.  A very long time ago, about 10 years ago, to be precise, Rick and I were in the early stages of our relationship.  You see, pizza night was born out of the television schedule.  Thursday nights were for Survivor in the fall and winter and Big Brother in the summer.  Reality T.V. is something that Rick told me he "Loathed", when I first met him, but that is another story for another time.  Needless to say he no longer loathes some of it.  On Thursday nights we would order, buy or make pizza.  My girls were very young and this just became a tradition.  In fact it has woven it's way into our family life so much so, that Rick has decided that if we do not have pizza on any given Thursday, that a hole will be torn in the space time continuum and the earth may just be thrown off it's axis.  This in turn could set in motion a course of events that would eventually wipe out mankind.  So we eat pizza on Thursday nights.  Just to be safe.  I have yet to point out that for the last eleven Thanksgivings we have been safe.  I don't know if he realizes that or not.  Best to just let sleeping dogs lie.
In any case, pizza is something that most people enjoy.  It is so simple in its construction that you really can go anywhere with it.  In our house we have many favorites from the simple cheese pizza which must always be served a la Kevin McAllister to Rick's favorite, pepperoni, my favorite sausage, Molly's favorite Hawaiian or anything in between.  We love pizza.  Pizza is good food.  It is cheap and it is nutritious and it can be made even more nutritious by making it at home and adding more great stuff to it.  We have had very bad pizza and we have had very good pizza.  But in the end pizza is comfort food and no matter how you slice it, it's just plain good!

Sometimes it helps to start with a theme or a basic idea when building a pizza.  We usually go with the basic cheese and pepperoni for regular pizza nights.  However we have been known to jazz things up from time to time.  Here is a list of some of the pizzas I have made over the years:

I am currently working on sharing how to make your own, homemade frozen pizza.  There are a couple of tricks to it, but it is a really simple process.  I know you are going to love it.  So be sure to stay tuned to the channel for that!

If you are looking for inspiration to make an out of the box pizza, all you have to do is look to your favorite sandwich or meal and think of how you would turn that into a pizza.   The truth is, you can make a pizza out of anything you like.   In the end, you are the only one who has to love it!  So go make some pizza and enjoy every bite!

Till next time, I'll see ya!

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