It had been decided, well in advance, that tonight's adventure into the Take-away at home would be pizza. Had it not been for Christmas Shopping, I would have considered making my own base from scratch. Alas time is finite.
I am not adverse to frozen pizza, some of them are great. A lot of them however, are a whole lot worse than the pizzas you can order from the take-away joint at the end of your road. Making your own, even if only pimping a bought Margarita with the toppings of your choice, is so much more satisfying than dialling that number for delivery.
Fortunately, one of my chores for the day, was to visit Millies to pick up cheese for Christmas Day. Whilst stood at the counter, ordering Port soaked Stilton, I noticed some glorious parma ham. Then and there I knew what we were having.
Too often, pizzas struggle under the weight of too many ingredients. Tonight the ham was the star. A simple tomato sauce topped with mozzarella, parma ham and basil served with a rocket salad, was better than anything you could choose from a menu pushed through your letter box.