Monday, August 8, 2011

Come to mama!

I had the most delicious treat tonight!

I had heard that there was a Papa Murphy's Take 'n Bake Pizza in Bryant.
That's about 20 minutes south of us.
I had never ventured to it, but always had it in the back of my mind to go there after searching for some rare thing that took me to the Benton Target.

Today, W had an auto claim in Bryant. I gasped, asked which shop he was going to, mapped it out on google and discovered that he would be exactly 0.7 miles from the Bryant Papa Murphy's!!!

It's sad.
I got that excited about a pizza that you bake at home.

But it's been over 3 years!

My Papa Murphy's initiation was early. I was a junior at Utah State, and my study partner fed us dinner while we studied for Prof. Simonsmeier's exam in the most boring class I ever took in my major-sorry Professor! The study session was only kept going by the heavenly smells of garlic chicken pizza in her oven.

I introduced it to my skeptical husband after we were married and I discovered, to my great delight, that Papa Murphy's was also in the Minneapolis area! Papa Murphy's makes heart shaped Valentine's pizzas and pumpkin-shaped Halloween pizzas. Papa Murphy's was the highlight of many get togethers with my work ladies. Their pizzas are heavenly! They have a tangy sauce and spicy pepperoni.

But my heart belongs to this one!
It's the gourmet Vegetarian, but we add chicken to it... because I love chicken.
It has a creamy garlic sauce instead of marina, tons of stringy, stretchy cheese, plus a boatload of mushrooms, tomatoes, zucchini, spinach, onions, artichoke hearts and more! I love love love it!

It was worth a late dinner, waiting for W to finish his claim and pick up pizza. It was worth going all the way to Bryant to get it.
It was worth the three year wait.

And I'm sure we won't be waiting that long next time!


Emily said...

Oh Yum! I think the Garlic Chicken was my first Papa Murphy's experience and you're right, it's amazing! Luckily we live about 5 minutes from ours - I'll order you a pizza when you come visit. How's that for bribery?

We have Nick n Willy's here - do you have that? Same concept, different take on toppings. B and I love one that has roma tomatoes, pesto, feta, and artichoke hearts. If you ever see one of thosoe, they're delicious too!

Spencer Family said...

We just tried this pizza last week and I loved it! Couldn't get enough of the artichoke hearts--so good!

Grandma Jan said...

That's my favorite too. You introduced it to me. I may just have to get one later this week. Luckily our Papa Murphy's is only 2blocks from our house.

I am glad to hear work will get back to normal soon. I love that you love your job and I'm happy it all worked out in the end.

ali said...

So funny- I was just thinking, when we go to see Rox and her new baby that I should bring a Papa Murhpy's pizza! Such a thing for work get togethers!