If you're shaking your head at the obviousness of homemade versus sit-down or pick-up, understand that we've tried this route before - substituting pizza in a box and pizza made with pre-made crust. Soon after each of these semi-homemade experiments, we were quick to return to our local pizza parlor, where the crust is always thin and perfectly crispy - very New York, very delicious.
Sunday pizza is a lovely tradition and a godsend for busy families gearing up for the week ahead. We grew up with this tradition, and perhaps you did too. In any case, and however you do it, it costs. And kind of a lot, if you really sit down and think about it. Which hardly any of us ever does, me included.
But then one day...I did. I rose my eyebrows (though not as much as when we realized we'd spent $200 on ebooks over the summer - which was not, unfortunately, fraudulent in any way).
Around here, you can get a pie for about $10 each, plus $2 per topping. For argument's sake, let's say you order two pizzas with onions on one and pepperoni on the other (we'll leave out the delivery guy in this scenario).
If you do that every Sunday, you will be spending $24 each week, or $96 each month - $120 if the month has five Sundays - of your hard-earned cash. On pizza! Yikes!
There is an alternative, and it's easy, repeatable, and just as delicious as what you can get at Joey's or Bruno's or Sal's. Maybe more - well, not in the case of Joey's. But very, very close.
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On your list will be: two balls of already-made pizza dough ($1.69 each, or $3.38 for two), two cans of pizza sauce ($.99 each, so $1.98 for both), and two bags of shredded cheese ($1.99 each, $3.98 total).
Have I convinced you yet?
Do try. It takes roughly 30 minutes from start to finish (including oven time). And the difference you'll have saved by month's end ($46.64 in a month of four Sundays) will prove very satisfying.
You could, perhaps, take $10 of those saved dollars and buy a new pair of flats for the fall. Just saying...
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Have a wonderful week, all! And Happy Columbus Day!