Thursday, March 06, 2014

Off Topic

I thought I would save money by making my own pizza last night. $30 worth of cheese and sausage later plus sauce and the dough I bought and I had a $50 pizza.

28 comments:

aemish said...

LOL I've done that sooo many times with seafood, steaks, etc.. like wtf am I doing, I'm not a saucier! I should have paid less for a professional chef to feed me!

Jacq said...

It is slightly more expensive for us to make our own pizzas at home, but they're healthier and my son can help me in the kitchen - so it's totally worth it.

Renoblondee said...

It definitely happens and rarely as good as it would be in a restaurant.

Violet said...

We make our own pizzas here at Chez Violet (oh yes, I am nothing if not smug). Flour, yeast, cheese and toppings and we easily make pizzas for 5 for less than £10.

aemish said...

So true.. sill who doesn't like to play with pizza dough :p

aemish said...

Enty, next time, just buy a baguette and use your leftover toppings to make a french bread pizza -- that should offset some of your expenses :D

Eros said...

Lol... my bf is good at putting together pizzas like that. Our ingredient s are pretty cost effective though. We keep it basic though and its always good! The trick is in the seasoning. Oregano and a little fresh rosemary and a little olive oil.. a good friend of mine does the olive oil on her pizza and swears by it.

laura ramona said...

Well done Ent!!! but mmm 30 dolars of toppings isn t bit exagerated? im italian so here you go my toppings: fresh mozzarella (2dolars). Tomatoe sausce (2 dolars). salami (prosciutto crudo o cotto 3dolars few slices. olives if you like. mashrooms (1dolar). Max 8 9 dolars so Enty Im coming to spank you bad boy:)

aemish said...

On what planet do you find fresh mozzarella for $2!! Can I live there?? LoVe me some cheese

laura ramona said...

Uk. sorry :) 0.55 Saintsburry. sorry guys must check the american producers

aemish said...

Ya.. we pretty much get rooked at the grocery store.. UNLESS you shop on the inside processed-junkfood aisles, then it's dirt cheap! :p

Josh said...

it always happens

laura ramona said...

Galbani mozzarella produced in US! pls check price if you see it. It s cheap and yummy

sugarbread maker said...

Enty..I like the pizza dough from Target. I start with rubbing lemon olive oil all over dough which you can easily get at home goods or whole foods. Then light sauce. Ricotta, pepperoni, fresh chopped white onions and light mozzarella. More ricotta than mozzarella. 425 for 12 minutes. Enjoy.

TalksTooMuch said...

None of that is true. I make pizzas most weekends and it is WAY cheaper than paying per topping. Plus I can throw in all the healthy stuff

discoflux said...

I got a bread maker for christmas and one of these days i'm going to do batches of pizza dough so i can freeze them.

Gayeld said...

@Violet. Same here! And it solves that pesky problem of everyone wanting something different.

Both twins want cheese, but one wants red sauce and one wants white sauce. Princess the Elder wants pepperoni. But twin B doesn't to pull pepperoni off to get cheese. Grandma wants Hawaiian. And Princess the Younger wants White Sauce, cheese on the side. Now I can just make dough and toss all the ingredients on the table and let them sort it out for themselves.

MadLyb said...

I'm guessing Enty bought 2 lbs of high-end bacon.

Oooo! Lots of great pizza tips in these comments!

__-__=__ said...

Mine would have $10 of spinach alone!

auntliddy said...

Off topic off topic: 2 things. One is Kerry ( oops i took ambuen unstead of thyroid meds) bitching that she was dragged thru penal system unfairly and not every drunk driver shld be proscuted. Yes, you're reading correctly. What balls!!!! Secondly, dr Drew's daughter, Paulina , who i think is like 20 or 21, has come out to say she was bulimic as a teen, and when she finally got the nerve to tell her mother, her mothers answer was," we better get your teeth checked." She is only girl of triplets and was envious her brothers cld eat all they wanted and not gain. She said her mother was a model and passed her body insecurities along to her. She said relationship with mother is work in progress. What does Dr Drew the shrink say? He's ' so glad she came forward and now wants to be of service to others ." How dry and unemotional is that? Where was he that he cldnt see his daughter had no relationship with her mother?( paulina's description). What the hell?????? I'm blown away by this!

auntliddy said...

Oh, and Enty? Next time order 2 pizzas and put one in freezer for next time. Done.

TalksTooMuch said...

I have a pizza dough recipe that is 5 ingredients. And one is water. It doesn't have to be expensive! Now, if you are using hand-cured pancetta and truffles, I can see how that would add up...

Star said...

My husband being lactose intolerant has made it harder and harder for us to order or buy pizzas especially because they keep going more and more to processed fake cheese.

So here's the trick to keeping it cheap. 1. make your own dough, its not hard, you only need about 20 min extra for the dough to rise. Or if that is too much for you buy rolls of bisquits, flatten them out or cut them in pieces to make a pizza casserole. 2. Buy that frozen bag of Jimmy Dean Sausage breakfast scramble mix, and pull out the sausage and peppers for you pizza. 3. I use barbeque sauce since I always have it. So just buy the cheese and whatever else you want on it and that will keep the cost down.

Jennmcn said...

I make my own pizzas and they are considerably cheaper and better for us than ordering them. For less than $10, I can make a Margharita and one with pepperoni or salami and veggies. I also use white whole wheat flour. I grow my own basil in the summer. Not only are they better for us but they taste a hell of a lot better than the chains. I also never use the pizza yeast, always use plain old yeast in my Kitchen Aid mixer.

This is the best recipe for crust I have ever tried. It makes two pies. Sorry it's not clicky!

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/jays-signature-pizza-crust/detail.aspx

bekH said...

I've been using store bought Naan for homeade pizza and it's perfect for one. Throw on tomato, mozz, basil and olive oil. Yummo!

Erik said...

I love making pizza at home. Last night I made one for just myself using whole wheat pita, bbq sauce instead of tomato sauce, a leftover pork rib and provolone. Delicious!

auntliddy said...

Nice, but it isnt pizza.

Bessie Smith said...

Where on earth are you buying ingredients? Doesn't have to cost that much at all. And a homemade pizza can be successful and even yummy. I am allergic to kitchens, and even I made a good, frugal, homemade pizza. Hoodah thunk it.