The aisles, especially the frozen food ones, in the grocery store are becoming more and more saturated with boxed meals. I am aghast at the prices and the small weight of the actual food that is in those enormous packages.
Maybe this is the wave of the future, but the prices seem stratospheric to me considering the other food that would likely be needed to make a satisfyingly sufficient amount of food for a real meal.
Apart from this rant . . . while trundling down the aisle to the frozen canned orange juice area, I ran across what appeared to be an enticing price ($3.00) on a pizza that was almost two pounds in weight (see above). There were gyrations to go through with the iPhone and the Safeway app, but the $5.69 price did actually end up being $2.99. So if the product enclosed was anything like the photo on the box (always an unknown!), it would be worthwhile to give it a try.
I was happily surprised when I unboxed the pie and found it to look very much like the cover photo. So I whisked it into the pre-heated oven and waited. When we heard the “ding”, I sprinkled on some shredded Parmesan and let it melt. That was the only thing I added.
I cut it into eighths, and we each devoured two slices, leaving enough for another lunch. It really was very good, and we enjoyed every morsel.
Just to be on the safe side, I had grabbed another one at the same time – this one was just five different cheeses, so would need some personalization. Earlier in my sojourn around the store, I had picked up some pepperoni and salami, so a pepperoni pizza at a later time is in the bag.
There is still about half a slice in the refrigerator, so in just moments, I am going to ring the lunch bell and we will have an assortment of soups, sandwiches, and that delicious little morsel of leftover pizza!