Saturday, January 23, 2010

Taste Test: Domino's New Pizza

I know you don't care about this and really want to read about the baby shower...but we don't have pics of it yet. So keep checking back...

You may have seen the new Domino's Pizza ad campaign about how their pizza sucks, and that motivated them to redo their pizza and make it better. If you haven't heard about this campaign, check out the "documentary" here...

Now that we're all caught up, S and I decided to order the new pizza and test out their new claims of betterness.

They're offering two (or more) medium two-topping pizzas for $5.99 each, so we got one with pineapple and ham and the other with roasted red peppers and mushrooms. (Yo, Domino's has roasted red peppers?)

According to S
First of all, I always liked Domino's Pizza, so I don't even know why they need to change they ingredient. That was what i was eating in college, though I must say, I might not have good taste then, and my taste might have become a little more sophisticated as I got older.

This pizza, I think the cheese was really good. The sauce was good - a little on the sweet side.

What I didn't like was the crust. I don't like crust that is too thick and bready. It is also a little too buttery for me. I think I like the old crust better, but I definitely like the cheese and the sauce more on this one.

I'll give it 3 1/2 stars for taste, but because of the price, I'll give it 4!

According to G

I never liked Domino's Pizza. I thought it tasted a lot better the next morning when it was cold, so the taste wasn't as strong. But I'm also a sucker for advertising, so I was pretty excited to try the new recipe.

Dude...NOT disappointed! The sauce actually tasted like tomatoes - canned, but that's the standard for pizza around here. The cheese was mostly mozzerella, which is also standard, but slightly sharper because of I guess the provolone. The crust was definitely better tasting than the old crust, but s is right that it's too chewy. Also too much garlic salt and butter.

Toppings were surprisingly fresh! I would actually eat this again tomorrow...which I probably will for breakfast.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Painting Family

It's G here. We did some painting over the past few. Many of you who have been over the crib know we had two little birdies painted in the living room representing wifey and me. Now that we're about to welcome two kids into the world, we decided it made sense to add a couple more to the tree.

Here I go working the paintbrush like a Wii remote.

The family should look something like this in a few weeks.

Before they moved, Theresa & Sophea (two real artists) gave us this joint to paint on. It took a while to figure out what to do with it, but...

Junior (a stuffed animal), an alien, a sheep, baby girl and baby boy, and a robot. Full update on the babies room soon...