But like with many things in life, one must first encounter much trial and error. So, we've had a few successes, but mostly mishaps, some of which have led to searches for new additions in our cookware, like our recently acquired pizza peel.
As we've learned over the years, creative kitchen tools can be fabulously life changing, but that is if you know how to use them correctly. And well, we're still mastering the removal of the pizza from the peel without a natural disaster that results in the inevitable reach for the phone for delivery of back-up dinner.
Which gets me to one of our most recently conducted experiments, with our pizza not "peeling" exactly as it should have, thus resulting in a new plan for pizza night - a calzone!
Thankfully my well-mannered and well-spirited husband just gave me a smile and said, "I wonder if that's how the calzone was invented." I laughed, a common sensation around this house, and immediately took to my iPad seeking the history of the calzone.
Turns out the calzone was made in days of old for pizza lovers seeking a fork and knife-less dining option, similar to the sandwich. But jump forward many years and more often than not you're likely to find pizza put to mouth by hand (or fist if you're like my 2-year-old toddler). So what happened to the poor old calzone?!
Well, it obviously lost popularity for its originally intended purpose, but skip ye not my friends! Calzones can be just as delicious, and if stuffed right, sometimes even more so than my first true love, pizza.
Nowadays when I look around I see a total role reversal. I don't know about you, but I eat my pizza with my hands and my calzone with a fork and knife (my more sophisticated counterpart uses utensils for both). How do you 'za and 'zone?!