Monday, August 25, 2008

I was just following orders

On nights like tonight , I wonder just how much my PhD can really be worth...

Tonight, on her way home, my wife asked if we could go out to eat. I was the bad guy, citing a heavy workload, but I offered to prepare a frozen pizza if she would walk me through the steps...

Set the oven to 400 degrees.

Check.

Remove the pizza from the plastic.

Check.

Put the pizza on the shelf 6-8 inches above the oven floor.

Check.

Set the timer for 20 minutes.

Check.



I know what you're thinking. She neglected to mention one of the most important steps: Remove the pizza from the cardboard tray. As in, DON'T COOK THE CARDBOARD.


She didn't tell me. Tonight we had four cheese corrugation. Delish.


(for my wife's account, click here)

6 comments:

Lisa said...

1. You are not the bad guy.
2. I am not sure this is any different than my account.
3. I am still very happy to be married to a phD who can't seem to bake a pizza.

milakak said...

Item 3 should be worth it after your last blog! You just needed a more complete protocol!

sstc said...

Joe's Cooking Tip #1:
Always inspect your food before cooking it. Meat can have the blood gathering packets on the bottom, pizza can have cardboard.

I am a bit confused, as the cardboard is normally slightly larger than the pizza. Did you not notice the extra ring around the pizza? The non-food-like texture of the bottom of it when you plopped it down?

yajeev said...

joe...

good tip.

The cardboard was actually a little smaller than the pizza, and no, I didn't pay particular attention to the texture... just felt cold and sort of damp, kind of what I some of the crusts of frozen pizzas we've eaten in the past have felt like.

neill said...

it's even better if you don't take off the plastic. :)

yajeev said...

neill--thanks for the tip... I'm sure we'll try it that way sometime... probably not on purpose.