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What is the best thing to eat while watching 4 hours of Eurovision
For the past few years, I have associated home delivered pizzas with sprawling teenagers, a damp cardboard box and a strong smell . But when a girl friend and I decided to join forces and watch Eurovision, we thought we had better offer a nice dinner as a sop for our less enthusiastic male partners. We knew we were going to be too busy listening to Graham Norton and criticising the acts to want to be dilly dallying in the kitchen so decided to go up market and order bake-at-home pizzas from the Pizza Makers in Chiswick.
Whilst 2 members of our group tried to swivel the TV round so we could watch it while munching, the other 2 quickly put the focaccia in the oven and dressed the salads with the little pots of vinaigrette. We stripped the four giant pizzas of their cling film, slid them off their cardboard bases and they were oven ready.
The bread, salads and sharing platters were delightful and demolishing them distracted us from the fact that the TV had refused to swivel round and so we could only listen to the Eurovision contest while staring at its back. We then put the pizzas in the oven for the prescribed 10 minutes while we criticised the Azerbaijan act and forecast nul points for those poor losers.
Even the hungriest of us couldn’t manage more than half a pizza, especially after the starters we had devoured. So I can vouch that the warmed up pizza was delicious the next day, too.
We finished off with the chocolate chip cookies which I under-baked due to the necessity of being glued to the TV for the Eurovision finale. We found we actually preferred the cookies gooey and hot and just scraped them up with spoons with a dollop of vanilla ice-cream melting into them.
The order came to £87.00, fed four greedy people on the night and 4 people at lunch the next day.
May 19, 2011