After last weeks hard-to-top post, it was meant to be that I take it down a couple of notches and shake things up a bit. I mean this with all sincerity, last week is something special. Read it if you get the chance.
I was at a crossroads on what to write for this week. Not every post is going to be or meant to be profound. It’s pizza we’re talking about. It’s supposed to be fun, enjoyable, and maybe inspirational. There I go again.
…But first a little intro.
I was turned away at a few places where their respective kitchens were about to close and no more orders were going to be taken. A couple of these are some of the heavier hitters in Baltimore. Ah well, the tease continues. I’ll get to those when it’s meant to be.
But instead, good old reliable, 24 hour Safeway was footsteps away. My fellow pizza pals have suggested I write about a frozen pizza here and there. It’s good to change it up and either by hook or a last ditch effort, this is what we’re getting this week.
Let me be honest. For $5 it’s hard to complain about anything, unless it’s an absolute disgrace. This was nowhere near that. The alfredo sauce really adds some zip to an otherwise standard pie.
And even though I’ve grown up from the little kid, who loved frozen pies when I was young, I secretly hoped the spinach and mushrooms would look like how they do on the front of the box. Once again, not this time. Maybe one time it’ll work out for me. Insert sad face here.
The dough rose nicely post heating. And that golden brown tint along the crust is always a treat. I can’t say this stacks up to certain pizzerias creations or other frozen pies, since there’s nothing for me to compare it too. Not yet at least. But the dough and crust was a mix of soft and crunchy in parts. That could be the way the oven heated it, the way the dough was made/frozen, or universal elements that are inexplicable. I dug it though.
For a night out after the bars or on a random day where the pickings are slim, this pizza does the job. Scratch that, this pizza works whenever you want it.
I was full after just a couple of slices, so this can last you a few meals if dining alone, or it’s perfect to share among 2-3 people. And for only $5, you’re almost making money on this pizza! And money is cool.
I’ve been a fan of Safeway’s Signature items, and the za only continues to reinforce my belief.
Supermarkets across the globe have frozen pizzas from all over the place. So this may just be the beginning. I may have opened up pandora’s pizza box, or this may not be revisited again for months. Time will tell.
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Back to our regularly scheduled pizzeria journey next week.