Saturday, July 9, 2011

Elevating the Frozen Pizza

Yes, in our house you will find the frozen pizza. I know, foodies out there are aghast. But, in real life you sometimes want food fast and late. That was the case last night. We had healthy food with the kids, but after an evening of toddler/baby duty and a run, we wanted pizza. Instead of dialing the phone or jumping on the internet, we pulled a plain cheese pizza out of the freezer.

Here is how the frozen pizza is elevated in our frugal home. We don't simply toss it in the oven. First we add chopped veggies: peppers, onions, spinach, tomato -- they all work. Next we add a bit more cheese, maybe fresh mozzarella. Total cost, less than $5 for a pizza. We get 3 cheese pizza for $9 at Target (before the 5% discount) and use veggies we have on had. It's not gourmet, but it works. It is tasty. And it is frugal.

1 comment:

  1. I make a couple batches of whole wheat pizza dough at at time, and freeze them. Then I can make pizza from scratch without devoting hours to it. The kids like "decorating" the pizzas too. That said, I have a definite weakness for Amy's frozen pizza, but they're pricey. Delicious, but pricey.