My older boys are obsessed with pizza, and football so it’s no surprise that we combine the two around here just about every weekend during the season. We actually learned this ritual from the Calandro Family. They made weekly pizza night sound so awesome that we decided to do it ourselves at least once every week.
Delivery is not possible when you live out in the country so of course we buy frozen. We have always bought DiGiorno Pizza and when I saw the new version, I was pretty excited for a couple of reasons. You now have the option to buy DiGiorno Pizza with Breadsticks. I don’t know why this wasn’t thought of earlier because it’s only natural to order breadsticks when you go out to eat Pizza so why not have it at home as well right? And it comes with a FULL order of 8 breadsticks.
We’ve had all three kinds; supreme, pepperoni, and cheese. The hand tossed crust is our favorite! You simply put both the pizza and breadsticks in the oven together but you pull the breadsticks out a few minutes early to enjoy as an appetizer. While your breadsticks are baking, you can be warming the marinara up. We place it hot water and it ends up being just warm enough that my toddler can dive right in to eat some with his breadstick. These make for a GREAT filler. Once they’ve eaten them, their bellies have time to settle before pizza time. What I’ve noticed is that they don’t eat as much pizza after having the appetizer. If you don’t have teens, let me just tell you, they can inhale a pizza in like 5.9 seconds. No lie. So getting a little fuller before it’s done is a major thing. It means that we can actually enjoy the pizza for a few more hours.
So every Sunday, as a family, we gather around and watch football (GO COWBOYS!) and enjoy our weekly ritual of eating pizza, only now that ritual includes breadsticks. SCORE! If you head over to coupons.com, you’ll find a coupon for a $1 off any DiGiorno Pizza Product and of course, I highly recommend you giving their new Pizza and Breadsticks version a try!
Is gametime the same for you guys? And which team do you root for?