Monday, March 31, 2008

Archer Farms Frozen Pizzas

They’re pretty frakkin’ good.

Galacticathon 2008 was ambitious. All twenty episodes of Battlestar Galactica’s third season. One break for KU basketball. Two days. Six geeky, geeky people.

Key to making it happen was planning for maximum efficiency -- down time was not a luxury we could afford. Clearly, this was the perfect excuse to heat up a slew of the fancy frozen pizzas I’d been wanting to try from Archer Farms, Target’s upscale house brand. Keeping in mind that, a) Target brand products always seem to be better than their grocery counterparts; and b) frozen pizza is already delicious, I couldn’t wait to see how these were. Here’s what we had.
  • Apple & Gorgonzola: What with my mean gorgonzola jones, this was the variety that initially captured my attention, even if Kelly thought I was getting a little too excited about frozen food. I’m glad to say the flavor had a nice bite and didn’t disappoint. Might’ve been even better without the apples.
  • Three Meat with Self-Rising Crust: The crust tasted like a soft pretzel, and since it was layered with sausage, pepperoni and ground beef, this pizza was extremely right on.
  • Sicilian Thin Crust with Genoa Salami, Capicola Ham & Italian Sausage: As do all the Archer Farms frozen pizza boxes, it says this was imported from Italy, so it’s likely earned the right to be authentically designated Sicilian. However, I can’t help but wonder if it might be smarter to just offer to move the Italians over here.
  • We had two others -- Mushroom, Tomato & Red Onion, and Roasted Garlic Chicken. They were still pretty good, although I liked the rest much more.

Mission accomplished. Galacticathon’s final episode ended about 9:30 p.m. on Sunday night. If you’ve watched Battlestar Galactica, you know that characters on the show frequently unwind with a glass of Ambrosia, which is this iridescent emerald green drink. I made a homemade batch of that involving melon schnapps, vodka and rum for us to enjoy during the weekend, too.

I think we can all agree that the pizzas were better.

1 comment:

  1. Gotta agree that the self-rising crust version of Archer Farms' frozen pizza is pretty darn good. I love Minsky's, but if I can eat these for $5 as opposed to the $20 it costs from Minsky's, I'll eat these much more often...