Second to that adage would be, when life tries to hand you store-bought crusts for pizza, say a hearty "no thanks" while keeping the Thanksgiving adage in mind.
My Thanksgiving pie crust was so good a teenage boy took the time out to send me a message on Facebook asking me how I made it. It was also so cheap I thought to myself,"How hard could a pizza crust be?"
Folks, not hard and pennies cheap.
If you forgo a store bought crust which--in my experience--is tasteless and difficult to roll out, you're looking at an investment of about $0.50 a crust. I had to buy a 5 pound bag of flour for around $2.50 and (because I didn't check the cabinet first--always do that before shopping) a packet of yeast for $1.19.
You're looking at about $0.81 a crust. You'll invest a little over an hour.
Our toppings for this pizza were purchased at our local produce stand. I bought 2 potatoes, a hearty portion of kale, and a red onion for $1.70. When you buy local, per pound the produce may be more, but the portions are often smaller (do you really need that huge baking potato?) and higher quality. I didn't have to buy 2 huge potatoes. I bought to smaller potatoes, a smaller onion, and fresh kale. It's on the way home from work and it is well worth it.
You're looking at a meal that is $1.46 per serving and, because there are only two in the household, lasts for 2 meals, a dinner and lunch.
I was astounded at how easy this crust was to make and even more astounded at it's appearance and texture.
I know that potato, kale, and onion pizza sounds weird, but I have recently learned about kale's amazing properties:
1. Kale helps lower the risk of high cholesterol and heart disease when it is cooked.
2. Kale is high in Vitamin K--a cancer fighter.
3. Kale makes a great garnish in lieu of parsley, for those of you who couldn't care less about health.