It’s Klassy With a K

RECIPE: Klassy Frozen Pizza

Some weeks there’s just no time or energy in the atmosphere to deal with a million ingredients and be creative with dinner.

Some weeks you’re NaNo-ing your brains out and there’s meetings and house showings and band concerts at night.

Some weeks you let your 7 year old pick the menu because you just don’t have the brainstorming power to do it yourself.

On weeks like that you end up with: Tacos, Nachos, Frozen Pizza and Lasagna Rolls on your calender for dinnertime.

But if you’ve backed yourself into this corner, don’t worry, all is not lost. I have help for Wednesday night. That’s right, I can make your frozen pizza better.

Step 1:

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Take the frozen pepperoni pizza out of the freezer and unwrap it.

Step 2:

Rearrange the pepperonis that have inevitably shifted during take-off and landing.

Step 3:

Slice up a red onion and saute it on medium low with a teaspoon of olive oil. Caramelize those babies until they’re like delicious onion-y candy.

Step 4:

Add onions to frozen pizza.

Step 5:

Chop up some raw broccoli and add that to the pizza.

Step 6 (Pay attention, the next three are vital):

Drizzle olive oil along the entire edge of the pizza.

Step 7:

Brush the edge of the pizza to evenly coat with a layer of the olive oil.

Step 8:

Sprinkle edge of pizza with garlic salt.

Step 9:

Slide pizza directly onto oven rack and bake for about 15 minutes. Crust will be brown and crunchy and edges of broccoli will be slightly charred.

Pretty soon November will be over and I’ll stop giving you recipes for stuff like water and frozen pizza. And then you’ll be sorry because they were really good water and frozen pizza recipes.

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2 Responses to It’s Klassy With a K

  1. Jim Tolar says:

    Had you asked me in advance whether or not this was a good idea, I’d have given it the thumbs-down.
    However, seeing where you ended up taking a frozen pizza, I have to give it a thumbs-up, and I know the Newlin Boys did too.
    The mark of a real cook is not how he or she performs under ideal conditions with an unlimited budget and a professional kitchen. It’s how you do when the chips are down (or all your other chips are up in the air, flying around your head). Well done, and done well.

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Jason was against it, too. But then he ate a whole bunch of the pizza and loved it so I ignored him like i always do. Plus, this week it was either this, or “How to Order Take-out”.

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