I talk about cheese a lot.
I know this.
Please don’t leave me.
I would just like you all to know that my cheese addiction may have recently reached new heights, and I need your support.
So, the other day, in my “I’m too cool to grocery shop for a whole month” haze (inspired by multiple stretches of time spent away from my apartment) I was scrounging around my kitchen for dinner.’
I found this in my freezer:
I bought it on a whim at Trader Joe’s a few months ago, but I find that I rarely eat the frozen meals that I buy so it was still in there, trying its darndest not to acquire much freezer burn.
I won’t lie to you, the fact that it says “reduced guilt” almost scared me off. Generally speaking, when I want pizza, I want PIZZA.
I am from Chicago, after all.
But I was pleasantly surprised when I pulled it out of the oven and it looked a little something like this:
Not the cheesiest pizza in the world, but that’s exactly why they used the words “reduced guilt”.
Grasshopper now understands.
I should have gotten that hint a little earlier, when I took a look at the ingredient list.
See the mozzarella alllll the way down there toward the end of the list?
UNDER the vegetables?
Yup, there are more veggies on this pizza than cheese.
And it really is “personal” sized.
I promise my hand is proportionate to my 5’2″ frame. It still dwarfs this pizza.
Here’s a little confession: when I saw how sparse the cheese was on this pizza, I added some shaved asiago to it.
I can’t help myself.
Those little white areas on the pizza? That’s my added cheese. And it really improved on the pizza, if I do say so myself.
But I have a major addiction, so you could just…leave it off…
Just don’t tell me about it.
Overall, I’d recommend this pizza.
It was the right size (assuming you’re not a dude- sorry guys, you’ll need 2 of these pizzas to fill you up), it wasn’t heavy, the crust was crispy and it tasted fresh considering it was a several month-old pizza.
TJ’s, you’ve done it again.