Monday, December 06, 2010

New Year's Resolutions Revisited

I made two Resolutions for 2010:

1) Make a new recipe every week
2) Eat more pizza

I stopped keeping track of the first one in about March-April, but I still tried to cook something new every week. I didn't accomplish this always, especially with moving half way through the year, but I did find some new recipes I really enjoy and have now worked into our meal rotation.

The pizza resolution, I must say, was my best resolution ever. I enjoyed trying to keep this all year. I've had some memorable pizzas this year.

Best New Homemade Pizza:
Beet Pizza

Worst New Homemade Pizza:
Scallop Pizza

Most Unique New Homemade Pizza:
(Tie) Jambalaya Pizza (My half only had shrimp)
(Tie) Breakfast Pizza with Pesto Sauce, Scrambled Eggs, and Monterey Jack Cheese

Most Commonly Made Homemade Pizza (non-CSA box):
BBQ Pizza with Assorted Veggies

Most Commonly Made Homemade Pizza (CSA box):
Pesto Pizza with Assorted Veggies (We got a TON of basil every week)

Best New Pizza Joint We Visited (Knoxville):
Hard Knox Pizza, hands down. So sad we can't eat there anymore!

Best New Pizza Joint We Visited (Ellsworth):
(Tie) Finelli's (NY Style)
(Tie) Charlie's (Greasy, Comforting, and Cheap)

Saddest Pizza
(Tie) Goodbye Hard Knox pizza with Mary Beth and Steve
(Tie) Last pizza from Red Onion in our house in Knoxville the night before we left, eaten on the floor because everything was packed

Most Exciting Pizza:
Hard Knox Buffalo Chicken Pizza (minus the chicken) while watching my Baylor Bears in the NCAA basketball tournament. Delicious, plus we won!

Best Date Night Pizza:
Pizza from Orono House of Pizza while listening to the Baylor Bears beat K-State to become bowl eligible for the first time in 14 years. Eaten in Jeremy's office on campus, followed by a UMaine v. North Dakota Hockey game.

I still have about three weeks left of the year to get some more pizza in. All I have on my schedule is the Pizza Hut lunch buffet and at least one more homemade pizza. The lunch buffet takes me back every time. It reminds me of when my dad would take us to Pizza Hut for lunch when we didn't have school in middle/high school.


Charee said...

Remember when we went to pizza hut right after Cecilia had her tongue pierced (that's what it was right? well something happened to Cecilia)...

Allie said...

I'm a strong believer in the first and last meals eaten in a house need to be pizza on the floor, or on boxes.

Anonymous said...

Pizza Shuttle, Manhattan...785 776 5577!!!! Don't remember what our home phone number was but remember the phone number to Pizza Shuttle. Remember after the K-State football games getting pizza and the 4 sodas in the plastic K-State cups?? By the end of the football season we had about a bazillion of them. That was the BEST pizza, always tasted best after a K-State win.