So last night was out first Pizza night so I decided to do an experiment. No not a scientific experiment but more of a money saving experiment. I went to the store and I thought I would buy ready-made pizza dough but they only had wheat and they were $1.19 a piece so I thought I would look for an alternative since I wasn't sure my family would eat wheat pizza.
I headed over the baking aisle to see if they had boxes of pizza dough mix, the kind that you just add water to, but they didn't. So I thought I would try the tomato aisle -- where the canned sauces are and there they were -- 2 different kinds. Here is where the experiment comes in: the small bag of pizza crust mix was $1.19 and makes 1 crust, the Pizza Maker by Chef Boyardee was $3.99 and made 2 crusts plus had the sauce and grated cheese with it. I also read on the box that the purchase of one of these kits would purchase one meal to help Feeding America, (there is a code number you enter on their website -- easy!) which I saw as an added bonus.
So what was the outcome.....?
The total cost for all the ingredients was $16.76 which works out to $4.19 for a family of 4 with leftovers. Not a bad deal.
So a successful experiment on pizza preparation. Next week it will be Pizza Bread, another yummy experiment and a different take on the perfect food!