We're on the crunchy side when we come to food, what with making our own bread, and belonging to a CSA, and investing in large quantities of grass fed beef, but I'm not above frozen pizza. Because, sometimes there's just no time to cook. We usually keep the freezer stocked with a couple of emergency pies from Trader Joe's.
The other day, the cupboard was bare, so we cranked the oven and cooked up the two Dr. Oetker pies. One was basically a plain mozzarella pie, the other was spinach. In their still frozen stage, both pies looked as though they'd been partially cooked, and then had additional ingredients added before freezing. For instance, the slices of mozzarella on top of the cheese pie had no evidence of meltage when it came out of the box. The pies were baked at 425°, directly on the oven rack, and weren't bad, weren't bad at all. The crusts were light and cracker-crispy - not as good as the chewy toothiness you'd get at Pepe's but far better than the soggy doughiness you get at your run-of-the-mill slice factory. The cheese pie had nice little flavor blobs of pesto and the mozz got all melty-toasty; the spinach pie was remarkably fresh tasting (and looking). The girl, naturally, refused to try the green pizza, but she loved the cheese pie (and even ate some suspicious-looking pieces of tomato).
Not bad, not bad at all.
And hey, there's a prize pack for
Dr. Oetker provided us with the free pizza to try, and I received a stipend for participating in the review and giveaway, and a talk on The Motherhood. This is my honest opinion.