Thursday, June 17, 2010
You wouldn't think crust, sauce, and a few meats and veggies could have so much variation, and cause serious marital strife, but sometimes they can. When it comes to pizza there have been a few heated discussions around here about what kind to get and where to get it.
MY favorite is Pizza Hut with the pan crust. Because grease is delicious, of course! I like the regular crust OK too, but I'd rather have the golden, crispy-fried goodness of the pan crust if I'm going to blow the calories.
Big Daddy is my pizza opposite. My foil. My bizzaro pizza person. He likes thin crust, the thinner and crunchier the better. He always says that if it tastes like you're eating pizza on crackers, the crust is perfect. (Um, BLECH!)
Because of our extreme differences, we usually have to meet somewhere in the middle with a normal hand-tossed crust that neither of us is crazy about. And since he doesn't like the sauce or toppings or some unidentifiable factor about Pizza Hut pizzas, even with the crust compromises, Pizza Hut is not an option for him. He likes Papa Johns. I'm OK with Papa Johns, but I find their sauce a bit too zesty for my taste.
When we just can't agree, we usually solve the issue by going cheap. And by cheap, I mean Little Caesar's. I think neither one of us can feel too awful about not getting the Pizza of our Dreams when we only paid $5 for the whole thing.
Yesterday, though, we tried a take and bake from Costco. I've had their pizza by the slice in the cafeteria. I'd rank it at the lower end of my pizza deliciousness scale. It's very greasy. And not the crispy, golden, magical kind. It's the pools of red-orange cheese-and-pepperoni-byproduct-drowning-the-pizza kind of grease. (NOT magical). But the take and bake was good! The crust was thick enough to satisfy me and crunchy on the bottom, very reminiscent of crackers I believe. The toppings were good, the sauce was just right. I think we might have a winner! When pizza-in-a-pan-of-fat is not on the menu, of course.