It’s not that I’m a bad cook. In fact, my generous waistline seems to indicate that I do a very good job of preparing delicious food. I’ve been divorced for fourteen years now, and while J was definitely the head chef during our marriage, I’ve had to begrudgingly take over control of the Divorce Dude’s Diner.
Obviously, I haven’t starved to death. My menu has slowly increased over the years as I’ve learned how to make more meals. I almost always cook a big meal on Sunday that I can heat up after work all week, and I wouldn’t be afraid to prepare dinner for a friend.
Some nights, though, quick and easy is all I can handle. Today was a particularly long day at work, so all I wanted to do was pop a frozen pizza in the oven when I returned to The House on the Hill.
Sounds simple enough, right?
The last time I made a frozen pizza, I kinda, sorta forget to remove the pie from the cardboard circle when I put it in the oven, and was lucky not to have started a fire.
What’s that damn circle for anyway? I’ve always assumed it was to be used as a poor man’s cutting board on which to slice the pizza after it’s been cooked. My friends, however, disagree and say it’s just there to keep the pizza from bending in the box.
But how in the world is a frozen pizza going to bend? I dispute that theory!
Is it some sort of packaging crop circle added to the box by Aliens in an attempt to send us a message that our tiny minds cannot yet comprehend?
As you can see from the first photo, I made progress in the kitchen this week. I actually remembered to remove the mysterious cardboard circle before sliding the pizza into the oven.
I posted the photo on Facebook, and one of my friends commented that by removing the cardboard, I just took away all the pizza’s flavor.
Ha! I have such witty friends.
I hope you’ll all weigh in down in the comments section as to what you think is the purpose of the cardboard circle that comes with every frozen pizza. We must get to the bottom of this mystery that has puzzled mankind for ages!
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