So I have a somewhat funny, somewhat depressing, story to share.
It involves Pizza. And Pregnancy. (Pregnancy = Tears and Hormones)
Okay. So Pizza. An awesome food. So many places to order it from, its fairly easy to find a Pizza place that you like, and therefore keep going back to on a regular basis.
For some reason, every time I have ordered pizza while pregnant, I have been unsuccessful at satisfying my craving. How many times have I ordered Pizza during this pregnancy? 6 or 7. How many times has there been something wrong or something unsatisfying about the pizza that I have tried to order this pregnancy? 6 or 7. I kid you not.
I ordered pizza from a place in Blackfalds (I dont remember which one). I wanted a Cheese Pizza. Nothing fancy. Just some tomato sauce and some mozzarella and cheddar. This was back in the first trimester when nothing but Carbs and Dairy sounded appealing. The pizza that was delivered was pretty much crust with tomato sauce and an entire block of cheese grated on top. We are talking like a half an inch thick at least worth of cheese. It was just too much (even for me!) and so I didn’t enjoy it.
I really wanted Pepperoni pizza one night, so I ordered it from Piccolos in Blackfalds. I had heard good reviews for them, and come on, Pepperoni pizza is pretty hard to screw up. The pizza I got had the huge slices of Pepperoni that almost taste kind of like Bologna. You know what I mean right? Not the delicious and kind-of-spicy little round pieces of pepperoni that EVERYWHERE ELSE USES, but the nasty huge squares of it. And probably like 3 layers of it. All over the pizza. Gross.
Then there was the time I ordered Boston Pizza. I did a build your own. With Corn Salsa, Feta, Cheddar, Peppers, and Ham. Well I got home and bit into the pizza and all that was on it was Corn Salsa, Peppers, and Cheese. No Ham. So now, I have a credit for the cost of ham on my account for the next time I go to the Blackfalds BP’s. Awesome…
When we were in Germany our hotel had a Pizza restaurant attached to it. Naturally, we ate there one night because it was closed and it had good reviews on Trip Advisor. So we go in and I order a 4 cheese pizza and Matthias orders something with Ham and Olives (gross). Well, my 4 cheese pizza comes out with gigantic blobs of blue cheese melted all over the pizza. There are only 2 types of Cheese I don’t like. Goat and Blue. You couldn’t even eat around the pizza without getting the Blue cheese flavor in your mouth.
We ended up eating at the same restaurant again the night before we left out of convenience. This time, we wanted to split one pizza and order a salad. Apparently they cant put 1 pizza on a plate and bring out an empty plate (cheap bastards) so we had to order 2 pizzas and a salad. I decided to stick with the classic Ham and Pineapple. I think they basically just opened a can of Pineapple and poured it over the entire pizza because the pizza was so moist and watery that I had to use my napkin to soak up some of the excess pineapple juice that was running everywhere.
So that brings us to now. The last 2 nights at work, a co-worker said he was going to bring in Pizza for the patients and staff. So I didn’t bring supper the one night…. and he never showed up. I ended up just eating the snacks I had brought, and then eating toast at home after work. The patients ended up ordering a pizza themselves, and it smelled heavenly.
The next night, same thing. I am expecting Pizza and only brought 1/2 an avocado and bread to make avocado toast as a snack. No pizza shows up. And again, the patients order another pizza that smells just divine. So that is TWO nights in a row that I have craved Pizza and not been able to eat any.
Today was my day off. I told Matthias we were having Pizza and he suggested Famoso, which we have enjoyed in the past. I was looking forward to it ALL DAY LONG. We each ordered a pizza and then gelato for desert. I opted for theOven-roasted Brussels sprouts, prosciutto crisps, gorgonzola cheese, dates, walnuts, drizzle of honey. Sounds delicious right? And gorgonzola cheesse? Never had it. But I (wrongly) assumed it was something smokey like Gouda.
So my Pizza comes out and I dig in, and its pretty good for the first 2 or 3 bites. And then I get a bite that tastes like Blue cheese. I thought maybe it was the Proscuitto, and my mind was playing a trick on me. So I picked off all the proscuitto and gave it to Matthias (who ordered something with Ham and olives, so predictable, so gross haha). I finish that slice and dig in to another one, and I bite into a huge chunk of Blue cheese. There was no mistaking it this time. So I ask Matthias, “Is Gorgonzola Cheese a type of Blue Cheese?” He says “No, I don’t think so.”
So I google it.
And it is.
So what does any
rational emotional pregnant lady do? Start crying in the restaurant, of course. Matthias is laughing a bit (but not in a mean way) because he can’t even share his pizza with me (olives), and tells me to order another pizza and that we can run over to Superstore and grab our groceries and pick it up on the way home. I said no, that it was okay, I wasn’t in the mood for pizza anymore. And then I started to think about all of the pizza fails I have had over the last 7 months and I had to kind of chuckle about it. I think the only time I have really enjoyed pizza this pregnancy is when I made Naan Bread pizza at home.
The sad thing is, I LOVED every other topping on that pizza from Famoso, and I will definitely order it again next time I go, but with mozzarella or cheddar instead of gorgonzola. I just wish someone had pre-warned me that gorgonzola was a type of blue cheese, or that I hadn’t been an ass and assumed it would be something I liked.
Whats your Favorite kind of Pizza?
Mine is usually Vegetarian, but now that I am eating meat again I have really liked the idea of Ham and Pineapple.
Any Pizza toppings you hate?
Olives. Large Chunks of Mushrooms. Apparently Gorgonzola Cheese.
Whats your favorite local pizza place?
Sadly, I don’t have one right now.