Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock…and Pizza

I wanted to post tonight for three reasons:  One, I was very proud of myself for repurposing yesterday’s leftovers.  I don’t do that often enough, so I felt the need to call attention to it.  B, I made a yummy pizza.  Three, because I made a pizza, I got to try out one of my Valentine’s Day presents.

What’s that you say?  What does a Valentine’s Day present have to do with pizza?  Patience, my friends.

Let me start by saying that my boyfriend is awesome.  We typically don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day; it’s just not that big of a deal.  But this year he got me a couple unexpected and fantastic presents.  Present number 1:  a pizza cutter.  And not just any pizza cutter!  I’ve never had a pizza cutter before, so it’s a cool gadget to have, especially now that I’m making some kick-ass pizzas.  But this pizza cutter is special.  This one looks like…drumroll please….the USS Enterprise.

So.  Freaking.  Cool.

So. Freaking. Cool.

And that brings me to my leftovers.  When I made the Pasta with Sausage and Spinach yesterday, I couldn’t help but think that the sausage mixture would be great on a pizza.  Conveniently, I also made pizza dough yesterday!  So tonight after work, it was super easy to throw together a pizza with the leftover sausage stuff and some mozzarella cheese.

Pizza is so pretty.


And this particular pizza was hearty and delicious.  Plus, I got to use my pizza cutter!  Now it all starts to come together…

But wait!  I mentioned that I got a couple of fantastic Valentine’s Day presents!  What other fabulous item did I receive, you might ask?

This one:


A Rock/Paper/Scissors/Lizard/Spock coffee mug.  (And…now the title of today’s blog post makes sense!)

If you do not watch The Big Bang Theory, or if you haven’t seen this episode, here’s a link to Sheldon explaining the rules of Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock.  Enjoy. 

And in case you didn’t catch the rules (or you haven’t clicked on the link yet), here they are!


My favorite is: Paper disproves Spock.

Yes, the font is a bit difficult to read in the picture – sorry about that!

What’s your favorite kitchen gadget?  Or your best Valentine’s Day gift?  Any other Big Bang Theory fans out there?  (Yes, Mom, you made me start watching the show – thank you!!)


15 thoughts on “Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock…and Pizza

  1. Carolyn Galizio

    Thanks for a great “early morning” read! I love Big Bang Theory so much, also thanks to your Mom!
    I am off to make some pizza dough!

  2. Carolyn Galizio

    Oh, my favorite Valentine’s gift is always the last one I received! Kim got me chocolates from Empire Chocolates in downtown Kent that are divine! They are hand dipped and flavored with liquor! And the card is an old woman covered with tattoos!

  3. andrewsbeth

    Your wellcome!!! Big Bang is the best! That pizza looked delicious!! What a great way to use up your leftovers. Feels good when you do that. Brian has always been a great gift giver. I have gotten some of my best “Marilyn” stuff from him. (Love the slippers!) Anyway, keep up the great cooking!!

    1. Melissa Post author

      Pizza might be my newest favorite way to use leftovers – you can put pretty much anything on a pizza, cover it with cheese and it tastes good!

  4. Jessica

    You are hilarious. Not only did this make me hungry– I was cracking up !!! My favorite valentines were all the cards from home (thanks Laura and Kara and family!) and the pastries and flowers from the boy(s) upstairs. And a rose and chocolate from one of my tenants & her boyfriend while I was delivering letters.
    An unexpectedly lovely day ! 🙂

  5. Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets

    Your pizza and your pizza cutter kicks ass. I had a pizza cutter once and then I lost him and he still hasn’t been found. I don’t know about this Big Bang Theory game, but the Hubby and I use Rock, paper, scissors to solve disputes all the time. Works like a charm.

    1. Melissa Post author

      Thanks! I’m now looking for reasons to make pizza so I can use it more. (As though I really needed a reason to make pizza…)

      Rock, paper, scissors is the best. It’s funny, but no one ever seems to argue with the results when you settle something that way!


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