Our social media gal, Brittany’s, tattoo of the five food groups, pizza included.
So…pizza. That delicious Italian dish that encompasses everything that is right with the world, AKA cheese and bread. As a semi-broke college grad, pizza is almost always the answer to life’s major problems – mainly, “I’m drunk and hungry and broke, what do I do?!”
Seeing as I’m not all that into the idea of waiting around for a delivery guy and hoping that the nearest 3AM spot doesn’t specialize in rat turd toppings, I learned a looooonnng time ago that keeping pizza dough in the house was my best bet. Both Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s have it on the shelves, usually in whole wheat and white, and it’s pretty cheap. Pizza can have just about anything on it so what you do next is entirely up to you, but here’s my method for awesome late-night drunchie pizza that 1) Tastes delicious and 2) is still cheap.
Step 1: Keep pizza dough in your house. duh.
Step 2: Gather whatever weird stuff you have laying around that you think would taste good on top of a pizza. This is also a great way to clean out your fridge. I call it the “fat kid method”- just grab everything that tastes good by itself and then hope they’ll taste good together. I mean, you could make a PB&J PIZZA if you really wanted to. Woah…
In this case, I went more traditional. I tend to always keep tomatoes, garlic, and onions around so those were a given. I also happened to have some chives, mozzarella, pesto, and pepperoni. Don’t worry if yours doesn’t sound as coherent as mine. I one time did this with turkey bacon, apples and avocado and it still tasted pretty good.
Step 3: Preheat your oven to the temperature directed on the bag. Mine said 425 degrees but it may vary depending on where you got your pizza dough. Then take out a baking sheet and spread some olive oil on it so that the pizza won’t stick. It doesn’t require this but I like to do it just in case.
Step 4: Roll the dough out on to the baking sheet to your desired thickness. I usually take up the whole sheet because I like my pizza to be a little thinner.
Step 5: Add all your toppings. Go nuts!
Step 6: Put your pizza in the oven. Keep a close eye on it since you’ll most likely have to eyeball when it’s done. Mine took about 15 minutes.
No, I will not be sharing.
BOW CHOW DOWN.
Total time: about half an hour. Chances are, that’s less time than the delivery guy would take AND you don’t have to tip! Plus, you’ll probably have extras for lunch the next day so you’re saving even more dough.
Heh heh doughhhhh….get it?