Friday, January 28, 2011

I didn't think you could make pizza better. Will wonders never cease!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of TABASCO® Original Red. All opinions are 100% mine.

I’m not the kind of person who puts stuff on other stuff just for the sake of it.  That is, I don’t dip things or top things or spice things or otherwise jazz them up.  I just eat the food the way God intended it to be eaten.

So when I learned that Oldest and The Boy tend to put TABASCO® Original Red on their pizza, I scoffed.

(In case you don’t know how to do that, scoffing requires you to kind of cough, kind of harrumph! and shake your head.  Practice it before you try it.  You don’t want to mess up a good scoff.)

But they insisted that I give it a shot – try it out, they said – and not wanting to be the pizza equivalent of that unnamed guy in Green Eggs and Ham, I went along with it, even though “going along with one of The Boy’s ideas” is actually a misdemeanor in 32 states.  (33 if you count Nebraska, but who counts Nebraska?)

To my surprise, it was not only good, it was really good.  Turns out that TABASCO® Original Red on pizza makes the pizza better, where I’d thought it would only make it hotter.

That’s not actually a surprise, I gather, to the people who make TABASCO® Original Red, since, as it turns out, they’ve got a whole Pizza Perfected page on their website, which has tips for spicing up pizzas even more, beginning with TABASCO® Original Red but including prosciutto and cannellini beans and more. 

The site says that the sauce works by being more than just hot; it works by using the combination of flavors to enhance the flavors of the food you’re eating, but you don’t have to get all science-y to just enjoy it.

I liked it so much on pizza that I decided to check out other ways I could use the sauce in cooking – and luckily for me they’ve got a Game-Day Party Menu page that will let me fix up a bunch of things for the Super Bowl, so I can turn the tables on The Boy and Oldest and make them try my recipes.

(Turning the tables on The Boy is grounds for a Congressional Medal of Honor, and the only defense to those misdemeanor charges.)

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