It was one of those days. You know the kind....long day at work, brain is fried by 5:00 and you arrive home with no energy yet everyone wants dinner. Not only that but it was a gray and wet day which does not afford oneself to large energy reserves.
My drive home was filled with contemplation. Do I go home and make dinner or order out? It turns out that what I had on today's menu wouldn't work because I didn't have all the ingredients and I did not want a last-minutetrip to the grocery store. What could I make?
I remembered that I had a box of Jiffy Pizza Crust Mix in the pantry and I knew I had some pepperoni in the freezer. Maybe I could make pizza rather than order out...
I arrived at home and immediately donned my apron. Time to mix pizza crust - 2 minutes; Pull other ingredients from pantry, fridge & freezer and let dough set - 5 minutes; pre-bake crust - 4 minutes; add toppings & bake - 20 minutes. In just over 30 minutes I had a fresh baked from the oven pizza for my family. Same amount of time I would have waited for the delivery guy to show up at my front door.
My pizza saved me some cash -- pizza cost $3.10 to make; theirs would have been at least $20 plus tip. For less than $6.00 I had pizza, sides (veggies, sliced peaches) and dessert (chocolate pudding).
Oh yeah. I win. Shake your booty. Shake your apron. (Say it like a cheer!)
And the girls were thrilled to have pizza.