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To think three 14 inch pizzas is too much between 5?

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Tminus3days Fri 22-Nov-19 07:26:16

DH has asked me to pick up pizza for dinner. There are 5 of us (4 adults and one child) and he's asked me to get three 14 inch ones. AIBU to think this is way too much pizza for the 5 of us?? I get him wanting me to get 3 due to different preferences but surely we could just get 3 10 inch pizzas?

What would you get for 5 people if it was a choice of 10 inch or 14 inch?

PrincessPain Fri 22-Nov-19 07:28:24

Pizza leftovers are the best and never get thrown away in my house.
I'd rather have too many and make sure we're all full than not enough.
(Plus tomorrow mornings breakfast 😋)

Danni91 Fri 22-Nov-19 07:30:33

Depends on if you are having sides but 3 between 4 adults and a child without sides doesnt seem that much too me

LolaSmiles Fri 22-Nov-19 07:30:42

I'd get a 14 inch pizza per adult if it's being eaten on its own without sides. If there's a slice left then it's lunch for the next day.

3 pizzas between 4 adults and a child with no sides wouldn't be enough to me.

Then again I don't know anyone who buys a 10inch pizza.

dementedpixie Fri 22-Nov-19 07:33:13

My kids eat a 10 inch pizza each (as do dh and i) so 3 x 10 inch would not be enough for 4 adults/1 child

MarleneandBoycie Fri 22-Nov-19 07:34:16

Isn’t 14 inch a small? A large is 18 inches right? My DH accidentally ordered a small tonight, it would have suited 1 person really. Luckily he also ordered two more 18 inch, or the three of us may have starved!

KittenLedWeaning Fri 22-Nov-19 07:34:16

If I got 14 inch pizzas I'd expect there to be leftovers for next day's lunch. If I didn't want leftovers, I'd get 10 inch ones.

The last time I got pizzas for 4 adults I got 1 14 inch for two to share, and two individual (8 inch) pizzas for the other two (to accommodate topping preferences).

How old is the child - are you talking about a child-sized appetite or a hungry teenager?

steff13 Fri 22-Nov-19 07:36:21

I think you're being unreasonable. I don't think it's too much, but if it is, you can just eat the leftovers later.

dementedpixie Fri 22-Nov-19 07:36:28

We get the Asda 'create your own' ones and they have 10inch and 14 inch options. We would get a 10inch one for each person

KatherineJaneway Fri 22-Nov-19 07:36:40

I always order more than needed as I eat leftovers the next day.

loutypips Fri 22-Nov-19 07:38:04

Well are you doing sides with the pizzas? If so, will just about be enough. If not then get 5 10" so each person will get their own pizza.
There's no way in this house 3 pizzas between 5 would be enough confused

Bluntness100 Fri 22-Nov-19 07:39:55

This sounds right, your husband that is.

What's the big deal? Why do you wish to scrimp on Pizza. Is it financial?

DieHardISaChristmasFilm Fri 22-Nov-19 07:40:02

Utterly hate people who restrict others food. How do you know how hungry everyone is? It's awful hosting.
Get the 14 inch ones, stop being so bloody tight and accept that you'll have left overs.

PullingMySocksUp Fri 22-Nov-19 07:40:38

I had trouble visualising a 14” pizza.

It’s this.

TheHootiestOwl Fri 22-Nov-19 07:40:46

I don’t think it’s too much, no. 4 adults can eat loads.

BlouseAndSkirt Fri 22-Nov-19 07:40:48

Get the ones he asked for.

I assume you have people coming over?

PurpleDaisies Fri 22-Nov-19 07:41:11

That sounds about right to me.

Fairylea Fri 22-Nov-19 07:43:52

I don’t think the 14 ins ones would be enough in our house...! There are 4 of us, 2 adults and 2 children (7 and 16) and we normally get an 18 ins and 2 x 12ins and there’s only a couple of slices left over! It’s a big treat for us though and we really go for it... greedy! grin

Cheeserton Fri 22-Nov-19 07:44:14

If anything, it's mildly stingey and definitely won't see leftovers. Ten inch would be outright mean. Please stop projecting your tiny appetite onto others.

Pepperama Fri 22-Nov-19 07:44:24

Unfortunately I’d happily polish one off myself, and I’ve got an idea my son would get through most of one too. I realise that that’s a lot of calories but... it’s pizza 🍕!

BernadetteRostankowskiWolowitz Fri 22-Nov-19 07:45:32

Are any of the diners guests? I would always over cater if having someone round for dinner. So the 14 ones. But then I'd also do sides. I'd fully expect leftovers for lunch tomorrow but no way would I risk there not being enough.

ToTheRegimentIWishIWasThere Fri 22-Nov-19 07:45:56

I would get three pizzas, but also do salad, chips, coleslaw, dips and get garlic bread. I have issues/fear about people feeling hungry when I'm hosting though. I'd rather over provide than have people hungry.

Subeccoo Fri 22-Nov-19 07:47:25

I'd get 3x 14 inch and sides, especially if child was over 6 years old and basically ate like an adult. If it's for guests you'll look really tight too

winewolfhowls Fri 22-Nov-19 07:48:55

Depends if its thin or thick crust with stuffed edges. Depends on how many toppings.

If you think that your amount of pizza is too much then google weird al constipated song it's very funny. You can play it to your oh.

SandAndSeals Fri 22-Nov-19 07:49:42

Always go for the bigger pizza!

We freeze leftovers and just take a slice out when we fancy one.

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