On: Pizza!

Pizza crust, sauce, and mozzarella cheese.

I have had to change my eating habits since I moved here due to the fact that food that is cheap in the States is fairly pricey here, and vice versa. The good news is that fresh fruit, juices, and vegetables are pretty affordable. Downside: yummy delicious bad-for-me food is hard to come by and/or expensive. Peanut butter, snack food, and bake mixes are pretty steep here, as is pizza.

You can order pizza from the upscale restaurant of Pizza Hut (not being sarcastic at all, Pizza Hut is way nicer here than in the States, serving wine and everything!), or from local pizzerias like Presto and pay S40-50 (and can often only choose from three options of Hawaiian, Ham, or Pepperoni). You can buy a pre-made pizza from the store for S30-40. Or, you can make your own pizza for a grand total of S14. Yum!

Here’s what you do:

Step 1: Pick up a pizza crust for S6, mozzarella cheese for S6, and a bag of tomato paste for S2.

Step 2: Manually light your oven by turning on the gas and then holding a lighter up to the little hole above the door.

Step 3: Guesstimate the temperature to preheat your oven to since it’s in Celsius.

Kyle spreading the sauce.

Step 4: Squeeze sauce globs on the premade pizza crust and spread them around with a spoon.

Step 5: Sprinkle the cheese as evenly as you can onto the sauced-up pizza.

Putting the pizza in the oven.

Step 6: Place the pizza directly onto the oven rack while praying the mid-quality crust doesn’t rip down the middle.

Step 7: Keep an eye on your pizza since your oven doesn’t have a timer and you’re not sure what temperature it’s on anyway. The pizza is ready to come out when the cheese is evenly melted.

The delicious finished product.

Step 8: Carefully remove pizza from the oven. Cut with a knife since you don’t own a pizza roller, serve with the only bottle of ranch dressing you managed to find in the local supermarket, and enjoy saving some soles!