Has the Pizza Shortage Hit Lubbock? (Plus, How to Make Pizza)
This may or may not be a thing.
Back in April, many news sites predicted that there may be a looming pizza shortage. Apparently, people were stockpiling them because they're easy freezer and comfort food. I really didn't pay attention because I have my "pizza pusher." My pusher, the Schwann's man, always asks if I want pizza with my order. This time, even though I'd actually ordered them in advance, he said they were out.
No big deal. I used to own a bar and I made an EXCELLENT pizza. One problem: when I went to the store, they didn't have pizza sauce, and they didn't have pepperoni. Wow, times just got tough.
Then, on the way out, there was a message at the deli bar saying "sorry, we are out of pizza crusts." Clearly, there's a problem looming. Now, I didn't actually go check the freezer section, because I know of two options: 1.) Order a pizza from one of our fine establishments that can use the business, or 2.) Make my own.
So let's jump into that option no. 2. If you can get cheese, you can make pizza. Just buy the Italian six blend or some mozzarella or shredded Parmesan.
Now, let's deal with the sauce problem. Most people around these parts like almost no sauce. You can actually blend canned tomatoes or a can of tomato sauce, paste or puree with some salt and pepper and if your fancy some garlic and oregano. But like I said, most want so little sauce you can't even taste this. Next up, the dough.
This is so easy. Get a can of biscuits, some french bread or make your own dough. Real pizza dough needs a little yeast to rise, but you can take 2 cups of flour, 1 cup of water, 1 tsp of any oil or butter, 1/2 a reason of backing powder, and 1/2 a teaspoon of salt (it's the same for tortillas). Add some bacon, sausage, or ham to the top with the cheese and you're done.
I'm sure you'll find better recipes online, I'm just trying to point out how easy it is. Just don't panic, improvise, and overcome. You may find out that you make a pretty good pizza.