I love to report about my pizzamaking experiences, as I have, but don't know if I will be doing so for a while. I have to tell you about a recent funny story that I'm still laughing about.
Being originally from Pizza Heaven (i.e., Chicago . . . I know my east coast friends have a different argument), I've been "hankering" for some good, old fashion, Chicago thin crust pizza (remember I'm down here in Florida) and recently came across Vito and Nick's website (very famous thin crust Chicago pizzeria) and saw that they sell (much like Lou Malnati's) frozen pizzas sent by special couriers. Well I ordered a six pack of sausage pizzas from them last weekend over the internet, as I haven't had one of their great thin crust pizzas in a few years or so. Delivery to Florida is only practical over the winter, as otherwise the weather is so warm as to thaw any delivery out too soon.
So on Wednesday of this week, I received a DHL special delivery of 6 pizzas nicely wrapped in a special container with a dry ice-like cooler thing, and quickly put the pizzas in the freezer. I was salivating for one, so my wife and I baked one on Wednesday night and it was terrific. Good, tasty, wonderful, old fashion ultra thin crust Chicago pizza. Yummy. Oh, boy, was it good. Their instructions were flawed, however, as they said to put it in oven on the highest rack. My lessons at Pizzamaking.com taught me, however, that if you want it crisp, that the lowest rack is a better place. And that's exactly what I did. And it turned out gr . . gr . . great!
Well, late yesterday morning (Thursday), my doorbell rang and it was again a DHL driver holding a bigger box in his hands, which he quickly handed to me and ran away back to his truck. When I opened the box, I found 12 more sausage pizzas from Vito and Nick's in Chicago. I didn't order them (ordered just 6 and received them the day before) and quickly confirmed over the internet that my credit card was not charged for them. And I quickly emailed Vito and Nick's to inquire about the "mix up." They later in the evening emailed me to have "a great party" not indicating a mistake, goofup, or whatever. I believe they goofed up some how, but I just don't want to embarass them as they are a great source of great pizzas.
I have so many pizzas in my freezer now, that I don't know when I will be making some homemade pizzas for a while. I've given a few to friends and neighbors and am awaiting my offer to my son, who lives over in Tampa, to take some from us. Our freezer is bulging with pizzas. What a funny situation. The pizzas are great, however, and I don't want to start another thread on finding out the formulation on Vito and Nick's ultra thin crust pizzas, as there are so many others that are "on the burner" right now (e.g. HRI, Giordano's, etc.). My wife and I are still laughing about the situation.
I am just writing this up as I thought some of you would get a kick out of this situation. Some pictures of this fabulous Chicago thin crust pizza are below.