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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Waiting for Pizza

Waiting for Pizza
We had a snow storm last Thursday.  Mrs. Cranky did not have work and did not feel like going out or cooking.  We ordered takeout pizza for dinner.  

Mmmm pizza!  

Jersey pizza!  

Made by a real Italian named Sal, not some mid-west cardboard crap pizza that is guaranteed delivered in 20 minutes, and not just pizza, but pizza with sausage and mushroom.

We ordered the pizza at 6:00 and I was hungry.  It generally takes about 30 minutes for delivery.  At 6:30 I was starving…hey, I’m old.  At 6:45 I suggested we call.  I was told to give it 10 more minutes.  Ten minutes later Mrs. C was as hungry as I was and she called.  She was told “You’re the next one out.”
Apparently we were not the only ones who did not want to go out in the snow or stay in and cook.  Should be only 15 more minutes.
Fifteen minutes later I was ready to chew on my arm. 
“What was that, the front door?”
“It’s just the wind.”
“This is torture, I’m starving.”
“Just hang on, I’m sure you’ll survive.”
The problem is, waiting for food doubles your hunger.  Waiting for pizza, pizza with sausage and mushrooms doubles the normal already doubled hunger.  This was fourple hunger (double squared.)
Ding Dong!
Finally; I threw myself to the front door, paid the delivery dude and floated back to the table on pizza fumes.  I poured myself a glass or red wine and grabbed my first slice. 
Apparently, the delivery guy got lost and that is why it took so long.   The pizza was cold and the normally soft crust was now crisp.  Thirty seconds in the microwave and it was warm and the crust was soft again, but re-heated pizza is never as good as right out of the oven pizza.
Still, it was Jersey pizza with sausage and mushrooms, and I was fourply hungry.  It was warmed over, but still good…all four slices.

22 comments:

  1. Urk! Warmed up pizza. I'd rather eat cold pizza. But of course fresh from the oven blister-the-tongue hot is the best.
    It looks like you've got fresh mushrooms on it too. Here they use canned, so I never order mushrooms on mine.

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  2. Well...the wai-ai-ting IS the hardest part.

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  3. Nothing quite like an authentic Italian sausage pizza 🍕

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  4. You had a tough time to have your dinner in this snowy day...

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  5. Lost with GPS available these days? Hmmmmm, not sure I'm buying their story, but glad the pizza eventually led p to expectations and hungry was quenched. Now the big question? Did you tip your delivery man?

    betty

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    1. I am cranky, but not cheap. These kids do work hard and they make almost zip without tips.

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  6. Waiting is hard enough, but waiting for pizza? Torture!

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  7. Pizza and red wine are favorites here. I love deep dish and thin (cracker) crust. I do not discriminate.

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  8. If it were not for watching my girlish figure (snork!), i would want pizza three meals a day.

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  9. Fourply hungry

    Brilliant. (I know exactly what you mean!)

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  10. I remember Jersey pizza from when I visited my grandmother. You do not exaggerate its goodness!

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  11. Snow and pizza...perfect! I'm from Chicago and I know we claim to have the best pie in town but yours sounded pretty darn good! We always get sausage, mushroom, and green pepper...not that it matters!

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  12. While waiting for pizza delivery (or any delivery food for that matter) it is ALL you can think about. Your mind will not accept any other topic. You find you can smell the pizza even though it hasn't arrived yet. Heck, I can smell it now. Darn.

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  13. I've not had Jersey pizza. I'm sure it's the very best. The waiting is always a problem. I hate the wait.

    Have a fabulous day, Joe. ☺

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  14. I'm surprised to hear they were still delivering pizzas in a snowstorm. Vehicles couldn't make it up our street with chains during our last snowfall.

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  15. I'm with Stephen. I was surprised that pizza delivery guys don't get snow days but then that would be the highest demand days. Guess they are like mailmen.

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  16. We can't order Jersey pizza here,'cause it would be cold because of the 3-day delivery trip. We get Papa Murphy's....it's assembled at the store, and they don't scrimp with the sausage and mushrooms, then we cook it at home. It's probably the next best thing to Jersey pizza we're ever gonna see here.

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  17. You can't get Jersey pizza in L.A. Life can be SO hard!!

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  18. Now I'm hungry for pizza. Damn you.

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  19. Next time you want to warm up a piece, put it in a dry saute pan, cover it and heat it on top of the stove. It may burn a little on the bottom but the crust will be crisp and the top stuff will be gooey as ever. Just something I learned on the Interwebs.

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  20. oh man, you're making me want pizza. Can't get Jersey pizza out here...

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