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Any Idiot can cook a frozen pizza right? WRONG!!! 
 
Aug. 10, 2009 5:28 am 
Updated: Sep. 15, 2012 8:34 pm

Last Saturday my hubby was not working (he usually does a few jobs on the side on Saturdays) and he decided to come to the supermarket with me. Usually on Saturdays we have “Easy” dinner or have a Pizza delivered in front of the TV watching Saturday night silly TV or a movie, (it’s the only day we don’t eat at the table as a family) So while we are shopping Hubby decides to buy some “New” frozen pizzas for dinner cos they are cheaper than having the pizza delivered and since I am not eating it (I have a nice piece of leg of  lamb steak for myself) I say “Sure if that’s what you want then you cook it!!” He says “Its hardly cooking just opening a box of frozen pizza and popping it in the oven”, so I say “More reason for YOU to “Cook” it so!!”  

So we go around the supermarket filling our trolley and I am glad at having him with me to pack the bags and carry them out to the car. Later that day when dinnertime arrives I say to him to check the boxes off the pizzas to see how to cook them and he says “Relax I have it all under control, you get your own dinner and I will look after the pizzas” So I carry on about my dinner preparing my potato rosti’s and cutting and cubing carrots and turnip to make my fav mashed carrot & turnip with butter & black pepper to go with my leg of lamb steaks. He puts on the oven to pre-heat and when the red indicator light goes off he puts the pizzas directly onto the oven shelf. I ask him is that what the box said and he fobs me off, telling me he isn’t an idiot and knows how to “cook” frozen pizza! 

I carry on making my dinner,  about 15 mins after he put the pizzas in the freezer I glance in the oven only to see the pizza’s falling down between the rungs of the oven shelf!! I call Mr Wonderful (oh alright I SCREAM at the DH, and I don’t mean Dearest Husband either!!) He looks up and saunters over to the kitchen as I am screaming at him to get a baking tray (and calling him every profanity I can think of!!)  I try to scoop up the pizzas onto the baking tray but it ends up looking like a disgusting pile of and the kids declare that they are not gonna eat that muck!! 

I then go and read the IDIOT proof instructions on the box. While he is left to call out to order a pizza delivery. So instead of Him my wonderful DH of a husband saving us money by buying frozen pizzas to “Cook” at home, he ends up spending almost  twice as much!!

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Open all packaging

2. Leave the pizza on the oven proof specially designed base

3. Place pizza in a cold oven

4. Turn oven onto 190*C

5. Pizza will be cooked in 22-25 mins

What part of the above instructions did he actually read? He read the remove all packaging, He did not read to leave the pizza on the specially designed base, he did not read to put it into a cold oven, he did not read the temp cos he set ours to 200*C but he DID read the ready in 22-25 mins cos when I started shouting at him he said “Whats the problem, they wont be ready for at least another 7 mins I set the timer!!”

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Comments
Aug. 10, 2009 5:56 am
That was pretty funny lol! wish i was afly on the wall for that
 
Aug. 10, 2009 5:58 am
This exactly why men don't have the babys. Thank for the blog. Mag
 
pam 
Aug. 10, 2009 5:58 am
Ha ha ha!! I destroyed a frozen pizza last week too. Totally forgot about it. I burned that sucker to a crisp! LOL!
 
Aug. 10, 2009 6:01 am
I guess I really shouldn't say anything. I tried to make a frozen pizza without taking the cardboard piece off the bottom. My hubby still reminds me of that occasionally!
 
Janpie 
Aug. 10, 2009 6:02 am
Lol..such a typical man thing..my husband turned the oven to 500 when he was making a ham and potato scalloped thing one summer. We were sitting on the porch and I just happened to go in the house for something and smelled something burning and bubbling all over the oven!
 
Aug. 10, 2009 6:06 am
LOL! Good one Trishie! Here is what annoys me about our frozen pizzas here....they put the directions on the plastic wrap on the BOTTOM of the pizza! So you have to turn the pizza over to see what temp and all the toppings get messed up!(I figured it out now, take the wrapping off first, then read the directions!LOL! Blonde here!)
 
Aug. 10, 2009 6:09 am
Ha!!!! And i bet he can take apart and put together a car engine or build a bridge or something else like that... but can't cook a dang pizza!
 
Aug. 10, 2009 6:12 am
LMAO!!!! Typical MAN! This is totally something my husband would do, which is why I DO NOT let him near the kitchen, lol! Great blog, Trishie!!!! :D
 
Aug. 10, 2009 6:24 am
That's precisely why my husband is in charge of everything OUTSIDE the house...yesterday, he put gas in the car for me...I drove all the way home with the gas cap STILL hanging from the little door (door WIDE open, BTW). Surprised that it hung on and made it home. Great blog!!
 
Aug. 10, 2009 6:29 am
Just the other day, mine left the frozen pizza on the CARDBOARD when he put it in the oven. Luckily I opened the oven to check something else and notices. He says "well, maybe it's obvious to you, but how should I know?" Umm, cardboard, hot oven, you do the math...
 
Julie 
Aug. 10, 2009 6:31 am
LOL Trishie...love it! My DH can go outside and cook on his grill ALL he wants, but he better stay away from the stove/oven! Why is it men refuse to read directions of ANY kind? Great blog (:
 
Aug. 10, 2009 6:32 am
now Trishie, You knew that would happen didnt you? To be fair, I know a woman that dosent know how to use the oven. Her dh cooks all the time. I think she figgered out something smart early on.
 
Aug. 10, 2009 6:47 am
The real point of this blog should be "Why are men so bull-headed." Why can't they simply listen once in awhile? I listen when DH is telling me how to do something different...it's gotta be a guy thing!
 
Aug. 10, 2009 7:27 am
I know there ARE men out there that know how to cook, but mine's not one of them! If it were my hubby, he probably would have gotten the dishwasher and oven confused...but he would have eaten it anyway!
 
Aug. 10, 2009 7:42 am
My hubby thinks he is a genius in the kitchen, thank god he only cooks once in a while. Opens a gazillion tins and packages, puts the stuff together and puts it in the oven.
 
Aug. 10, 2009 8:25 am
I'm actually surprised we haven't heard from any men yet. Not that this is a man-bashing site, but really, how hard is it to read directions that take 5 seconds to read? Great blog Trishie,....as usual.
 
mary 
Aug. 10, 2009 9:33 am
LOL, poor hubby. Since there are a couple of us who fessed up to screwing up frozen pizza....I baked one with the cardboard under it, too. We like to put ours on a pan for a softer crust. Well that crust was really soft, tee hee! My husband still nicely reminds me to remove the cardboard.
 
weeble 
Aug. 10, 2009 10:41 am
great blog trishie, as always, way too funny.....LOL!
 
Keri 
Aug. 10, 2009 10:55 am
ROFLMAO!! This was better than I was expecting. I imagined that he left the plastic wrapping around the pizza when he baked it. That'll teach HIM to try and "cook", huh? :-)
 
Pixie2 
Aug. 10, 2009 11:46 am
LOL too funny!!!
 
kylee 
Aug. 10, 2009 12:05 pm
lol Trishie!! It reminds of the first time my hubby made us a frozen pizza when we moved in together. When the timer went off he took the pizza out and served it. The bottom wasn't cooked and I asked him nicely how long he cooked it (the top looked normal) and then I noticed he had cooked it on the cardboard!! He said he thought you were supposed to cook it on there...That's when I learned he was telling truth about not being able to cook!
 
Aug. 10, 2009 12:18 pm
LOL You guys! Ya know the thing that I love the best about Blogging here and telling my stories is seeing how many people share the same experiences no matter where in the world we are! Love your comments one & all, Trish xxx
 
Aug. 10, 2009 4:18 pm
Men - aaaarrrrrggghhhhh!!!!! What I want to know is, who got stuck cleaning up HIS mess? I think I'd have been mad enough to whack him upside the head with a whole pepperoni!
 
Aug. 10, 2009 4:53 pm
LOL
 
Sparky120166 
Aug. 10, 2009 5:43 pm
My 23 year old son did a brilliant thing like that. He made garlic bread for dinner. Didn't read the part to take off plastic wrapper. I'm still trying to scrub the oven. Had to throw away the bread since the plastic melted to it.
 
Katie 
Aug. 10, 2009 5:54 pm
My dad can NOT get the frozen pizza thing right! If it's not undercooked, it's black! Refuses to read the box! Men...
 
xtine 
Aug. 10, 2009 7:06 pm
oh god... i've lived through this....DH!!!!!!
 
Aug. 10, 2009 9:31 pm
LOL Ha thanks I needed a laugh
 
Aug. 10, 2009 9:57 pm
LMAO... this is funny...
 
Aug. 10, 2009 10:51 pm
Poor hubby, he tried. My hubby could cook the cardboard and it would taste good, that man can cook!
 
alimom78 
Aug. 11, 2009 4:13 am
I swear that men act stupid sometimes so we have to do all the work! My hubby needs me to get out the food in the fridge just to microwave it already cooked!!!
 
Aug. 11, 2009 5:21 am
Very funny! Thanks!
 
Rose 
Aug. 11, 2009 7:16 am
funny story! I would have been the one to clean it up too!
 
Aug. 11, 2009 7:26 am
It’s sad that something like pizza can cause so much stress. My husband and I don’t work the best in the kitchen together either. I hope your oven is self-cleaning. I hope you can remember something you do that frustrates him. We are all idiots sometimes.
 
CookinMama1984 
Aug. 11, 2009 8:33 am
just more proof that men NEVER read instructions, kind of like the same way they hate to ask for driving directions...lol
 
Aug. 11, 2009 8:37 am
Hahaha this sounds like something my DH would do.
 
EXCENTRIKA 
Aug. 11, 2009 9:31 am
My grandpop failed at making a frozen pizza when he put it in the over upside down. He hasn't been allowed to cook since.
 
alphawolfe 
Aug. 11, 2009 10:19 am
LOL My Ex melted down my $120.00 combat boots tryng to preheat the oven for a pizza. (Before you ask, they were in there drying after he had just watched me polish them with Leather Luster and put them there to dry in a dust free environment). The soles shrank and they looked like charred wooden dutch shoes, we ate out while the house aired out!
 
Tory 
Aug. 11, 2009 12:36 pm
so my story is about KD... my brother in law (who's 10) has been banned from using the microwave b/c he didn't read the instructions making Kraft dinner, put the pasta in with no water for 9 mins, walked away... and the whole thign caught on fire! The microwave was GONE! and the pasta... looked like black death. That being said... DH is good at cooking as long as I explain the words he doesn't understand ("Layer" was a challenge last night) and keep an eye on which spices he uses (cinnamon in my pasta???)
 
Aug. 11, 2009 12:43 pm
All your stories are too funny!! Sparky120166 some garlic breads are sold over here to bake them IN the plastic bag!! EXCENTRIKA your poor grandpop! alphawolfe what a costly misfortune!!! And Tory Cinnamon in pasta gotta be gross!!
 
Aug. 11, 2009 12:56 pm
Well its time for a MAN to step in and defend ourselves. We are married 24 years, Two adult " KIDS" and Ive been the 90%cook in that time. I like to eat good food, therefore I must cook. Why are all the grat chefs of the world MALE??? :-)
 
Aug. 11, 2009 12:57 pm
OOps " great chefs"
 
Aug. 11, 2009 1:02 pm
LOL gaelicque!!! I am not having a go at ALL men, I am not even having a go at my Husband, I am just sharing a funnt story with you guys!! And a big High 5 to you and all men who take up the slack in the kitchen (my own Brother is one too!!)
 
Aug. 11, 2009 1:23 pm
My son did the same thing with fish sticks. He was 25 at the time. Instead of reading put the sticks on a backing sheet he put them directly on the oven rack !! What a mess and I made him clean his mess up ! What is it with men that they cant read directions on the back of a box ????
 
Sondra 
Aug. 11, 2009 1:28 pm
Curious to know? Did ya make him clean the oven himself? Hubby can be a pretty good cook but I prefer to do it, even frozen pizzas....lol
 
Aug. 11, 2009 2:49 pm
hi- too funny!
 
Theoboley 
Aug. 11, 2009 5:45 pm
Men don't read directions, therefore whatever is the end result, we will eat anyway. and if we don't like it, we feed it to the dog ;)
 
Aug. 11, 2009 6:08 pm
LOl.. We have some take and bake shops that sell pizza's on those little trays! I think I threw the first one out like an idiot then realized luckily I needed a tray so I fished it out of the trash! Shhh don't tell anyone, besides all the germs cooked off right!..
 
Aug. 11, 2009 7:11 pm
Too funny! Thanks for such an entertaining story. :-)
 
Aug. 11, 2009 7:26 pm
I'm brand new here, but already enjoying this site way too much! My ex swore that since he was ITALIAN, he didn't need a recipe to bake! Please, everyone, picture the result. BTW, he did just as badly in the garden with yet the same reasoning... and dug up my properly planted things for spite. That's why he's the ex.
 
Aug. 12, 2009 6:39 am
ha ha ha!!! Did he clean the oven?
 
Aug. 12, 2009 7:57 am
No he did not clean the oven!!
 
slutfacedickmouth2 
Sep. 15, 2012 8:34 pm
lol... When will women learn how to cook, Am I right?
 
 
 
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