Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Pizza Tuesday

You know those days when it's dinner time and you realize you have nothing to eat, no food in the fridge, and a hungry family?

It happens in our house almost every Tuesday. My husband and I leave to teach dance class shortly after he arrives home from work, and I always seem to head into the dinner hour empty handed and stressed--which is why receiving coupons for free pizza from Home Run Inn was like a dream come true. Frozen pizza? The perfect dinner when's there's no time to cook, and no food in the house. Actually, my son thinks it is the perfect food any day, any time.

With two coupons in hand I decided to try a Ultra Thin Margherita pizza, which features just a simple red sauce and some cheese and fresh herbs, which I love. My son selected the Classic Uncured (yea!!) Pepperoni and Sausage pizza, which he favors. We were pretty sure my husband and daughter would like those, too.

Home Run Inn's frozen pies use the same recipes and ingredients used in their Chicago pizzerias. You know what that means? I understand every word in the ingredient list; they are made without preservatives or additives. We all know Chicago pizzas are the best (oops, did I open a can of worms?), and these were no exception. The Margherita pizza was super crispy, with the flavors of the fresh tomato, mozzarella and basil melding perfectly. The Sausage and Pepperoni pizza had just enough meat to satisfy the meat eaters, but not so much that it overwhelmed the slice. Oh, and I cooked them on my new pizza stone from Orange Tree Imports, which meant a perfectly cooked crust.

Simply put, the pizza is delicious; after all, Home Run Inn has over 60 years experience making pizzas! All I had to do was throw together a salad (which no one ate), and voilà—dinner is served.

1 comment:

Lo said...

We've had more nights like this lately than I'd care to admit.

I'll also admit we've never had a Home Run pizza... but, this has got me thinking. Hard to find pizza without junk in it these days -- so they're probably worth a look.