If you’re feeling cooped up with your family and seeking something to break up the routine with anything possible, Fireside Pies has a way to help with that while providing dinner.
Now, if you really want that truffle-oil-heavy Triple Roni pizza from there, just order it. You have to really want to spend that time in the kitchen for this package.
The $40 deal gets you dough for two pizzas, two toppings, sauce, cheese, a large Caesar salad and a bottle of wine. Not a bad deal, really. Plus, I expected to just get a random bottle of wine, but the friendly person on the phone asked what I liked and actually gave me options. I probably would’ve paid $35 in a restaurant for the bottle we ended up getting, so this immediately felt like a fine deal.
I just personally would’ve rather ordered pizza, already made and stuff. Stretching pizza dough is a PITA, especially one that feels really, really glutinous. In the baking, it doesn’t come out quite like that Fireside dough you may know and love.
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But it did provide time in the kitchen doing something other than regular cooking or cocktail making. The only problem is: It comes with no instruction. We threw ours in a 350-degree oven and in about 30 minutes, had a crisped crust with bubbling cheese.
A YouTube video on how to stretch dough might've been necessary, too.
And while one topping per pizza doesn’t sound like a lot to some, this is a good opportunity to raid the fridge and use up some vegetables.