Friday, June 8, 2012

Pizza Sheningans

Pizza has been a part of my life since I can remember.

When I was younger, I can remember making the Chef Boyardee pizza with my mom.  That was the one where you had to make the dough, let it rise, and then you would add the really nasty sauce and Parmesan cheese.  Somehow, it ended up tasting really good?

At some point, this tasty little round meat was introduced to my world, and it was called pepperoni.  This became the new staple for my pizza.  You could add it to the Chef Boyardee masterpiece, or if you went out with the family, you could get it on your pizza at the restaurant.

Then this thing called "delivery" entered my life.  I have loved delivery for over thirty years now.  You can call up a total stranger and ask him to feed you.  Not only will he make your dinner, but he'll bring it to your front door.  Hello, is this heaven?  They're like the post office, they deliver in the rain, snow, heat and late hours!  The only challenging thing was making sure to have enough cash on hand.  But wait, they take checks!  Nowadays, you can order your pizza on line, pay and it's a your door before you can say EXTRA CHEESE! 

As the means of making/baking/ordering pizza has changed, so have my preferences.  When I was young, I was all over the pepperoni.  In my teens and twenties, I'd eat pepperoni and jalapenos.  After that, I went through the veggie phase, mushrooms and tomatoes please.  Of late, I'm enjoying salami and spinach on the pizza!  I love trying all sorts of different combinations, looking for that PERFECT pizza.

My oddest pizza?  When we were in England, friends made us tuna pizza.  Mayo, tuna, red onion, delish! 

What is your favorite pizza? Do you always order the same one?  What is an absolute no-no on your pizza?

Excuse me while I go find the Tums.  Burp.


angie128 said...

Oh, I remember the pizza in a box!! The sauce was in a little teeeny can.

I love pizza too.

Content with basic types. But open to something new.

Just never any mushrooms.

sherri s. said...

Angie, I'll take your mushrooms--my favorite thing on a pizza! Artichoke hearts, too...we have New York style pizza near us for takeout, really yum, but we make our own mostly. Pizza crust is the easiest thing to make from scratch, so you just make 3 or 4 balls of it, freeze them, and then you always have it ready to make your own!