Friday, February 1, 2008

Pizza Party Ordering Instructions

Ever have to order a bunch of pizzas for a large group of people? Then you've probably asked yourself questions such as:

  1. How do I satisfy everybody without specifically knowing what any one person wants?
  2. Will there be vegetarians present?
  3. Will there be people present from Cuba, China, North Korea or California?

Well here is a simple formula that will be sure to satisfy one and all:

  • 60% pepperoni, sausage, or pepperoni & sausage. Almost everybody likes or will eat these simple classics (adjust down if your gathering is comprised primarily of Californians or Communists).
  • 20% junk pizzas with everything. There are always a few folks who like pizza with everything on it. In case of leftovers, toppings can be pulled off and refrigerated for future use in salads, bouilliabaise or hot dish.
  • 10% cheese pizza. Vegetarians will eat cheese pizzas. And meat eaters might eat cheese pizzas. But fewer people will eat a veggie topping pizza, so play it safe here. Plus, most often there is not a vegetarian present, even though we have been conditioned to prepare for it.
  • 10% other. Sausage & mushroom is popular. Hawaiian can be good if ordered from the right pizzeria. Maybe you're into those fancy California pizzas with tomatoes and garlic and cauliflower and crap on 'em. But the key is to not get too much of these styles because there are many people who just won't eat 'em.

So there it is. May you never wont again for pizza ordering confidence.

1 comment:

Kristen said...

Thanks for the tip. You're getting close to brat status. :)