This is how the conversation went last night after dinner. "The ham is all gone and so is the coleslaw for your lunches." Since Hubby is a juror on a trial he has been taking his lunch every day for the past two weeks.
I said, " I can make turkey or chicken salad. I can make you a peanut butter and jelly sandwich or a turkey sandwich(slices in freezer). I can make you a Caesar salad with chicken. Which would you like?" "None of them. I want something different." "Would you like soup?" "No." "Do you want to go out to lunch and buy something?" "No. I will lose my parking spot".
Hubby says, " Don't you have any leftovers?" I said,
"No, we ate them all up." I said, "Do you want to go to the store for cold cuts or to Subway and pick up a sub without the dressing on it?" Hubby says, "No I am too tired." I say, "Well so am I plus I don't drive after dark."
I am thinking to myself: Really this is just a lunch!
Hubby is still thinking. I continued with some more suggestions and the answer was always no. Finally, I remembered that I had a ready made pizza crust in the basement freezer. So I asked, "Would you like me to make a pizza so that you can take a couple of slices?" Finally his answer was "Yes!" I asked if there was a microwave at the courthouse? He said he didn't know but if there wasn't he likes cold pizza.
So I pulled the pizza crust out of the freezer and quickly defrosted it. I always keep a package of two of these in my freezer for days that I don't feel like cooking and I am too tired to make my own dough. They are quick and easy to use.
Then I pulled toppings from the freezer that I knew he liked. We had a small container of leftover spaghetti sauce that was just enough for one pizza. We also had some leftover black olives from making antipasto salad, some chopped onions, and a few pieces of pepperoni. I also grabbed the bag of mozzarella cheese.
I made the pizza and then covered all in parmesan cheese. I then baked it in a preheated 450 degree oven for about 10 minutes.
Then I let it cool so that I could cut two pieces for him and put it in a container for his lunch today. Do you think I will eat some for my lunch today? Heck no! I am not going through that conversation again tonight. There will be pizza for him in the fridge tomorrow morning.
So I always keep at least one or two of these in my freezer for occasions just like this. In a pinch I can make a quick meal when I am tired. 99% of the time I cook from scratch. 99% of the time I make my own pizza crust if we don't have a cheap frozen pizza. By cheap I mean under $5.00. We have ordered pizza out but not in this location. We have tried every pizza joint in the area and hate them all. Besides they are expensive.