How much does it typically cost you to order in a couple of pizzas? If you can find a good deal, I’d say that you could find a couple of medium pizzas along with delivery for around $20. Sounds like a pretty good deal right? After all, these pizzas will most likely feed your entire family of four or five, and you might even have some leftovers! Compare that to going out to your local restaurant and you probably saved yourself $60 or more. But, what if you could make your own pizza? Do you think you’d save some money?
Money Savings by Making Your Own Pizza
There are actually a few ways that you could make your own pizza. You could start out completely from scratch (I can’t help you too much on this one – you might want to ask my friend Google), or you could purchase the individual components and put them together to make your own. Mrs. SPF’s folks were in town for a visit this past weekend and she made her famous pizza dough and made 4 pies. They were divine.
Did you know that quite a few grocery stores sell only the crust for pizzas? I also have some friends that buy dough from their local pizza joint, so that’s another option as well. If you can find the crust, you can typically find all of the other ingredients pretty easily (the sauce, cheese, and various toppings) in order to make your own pizza.
So, how much does this typically cost? The crust can be found for about $2. Add another buck for the sauce and then just a couple of dollars for the remainder of the toppings. All together you could make a pretty large and tasty pizza for just $4.00. Compare that to the $10 per pizza from your nearby pizza chain and you just saved yourself $6 on every pizza. Multiply that times 20 or so (I know I have at least 20 pizzas per year) and you’ll be saving yourself $120! Not too shabby.
Be Green by Making Your Own Pizza
Did you know that making your own pizza can be a way to go green as well? Most people wouldn’t initially consider making a pizza as being green, but it’s the truth! Just think about it! How does that pizza get to your front door? It gets delivered of course, and most of the time, it doesn’t get delivered by a very eco-friendly vehicle. If you own a car that’s a little more friendly on mother earth, then it makes much more sense for you to purchase the ingredients for a pizza while you’re already out getting groceries.
And what about the business that creates those pizzas? There is an awful lot of overhead and waste that goes into those operations, especially the ones that offer hot and ready pizzas when you step foot into the door. There are quite a few wasted oven uses and I imagine that there are some pizzas that get thrown away in the process too. If you make your own pizza instead of supporting these non-eco-friendly companies, you are doing your planet a healthy favour.