In the interest of full disclosure, I was sent a Family Pizza Party, courtesy of Pillsbury through MyBlogSpark. I received no compensation, and all opinions expressed are my own.
I received a family pizza party, which consists of some pretty cool pizza shaped plates (which admittedly, Mister Man thought was fruit salad at first - we don't do too many toppings on our pizza!), a coupon for Pillsbury pizza crust, and the game Pictureka.
We love pizza around here - even Little Miss who gets her own dairy free pizza. And yes, the Pillsbury crust is thankfully without dairy (so few bread products are!). Last night, I didn't have a chance to "make" dinner, so I quickly pulled out the roll of the classic crust I had purchased, the sauce I had premade and my cheeses. No waiting two plus hours for my crust to knead and rise before being able to make dinner - yay!
This is where I had my only real downfall. When I opened up the package, my crust was sticking in places to the container, so it didnt' come out cleanly, and was somewhat ripped and broken. However, it's dough, so it isn't that hard to fix it and patch it up some. I was surprised that it didn't come out more cleanly, since the biscuits from Pillsbury typically do.
It baked up relatively quickly, although the crust was not very crispy on the bottom (parts of the middle of the crust were almost soggy). It tasted like pizza made on a biscuit versus a pizza crust. The wee ones loves it, but I'm a purist. I prefer crispy crust that tastes like crust. But the convenience factor for the wee ones? It was definitely a winner in their book - especially with the oh-so-cool plates they got to use.
I will say that a single crust pizza is definitely not enough to feed a family - or at least my family of four - for a meal. Even with sides, the entire pizza disappeared a little too quickly. But at about $3.50 per package (what my local Dominick's was charging), buying two isn't too painful!
The game was a much bigger hit. I hadn't heard of this one before, but it's lots of fun and made a great addition to our pizza night. You have to find the pictures hidden (like I Spy or Where's Waldo type hidden) on the game board before anyone else. Whoever finds the item first wins the card, and most cards in the end wins. Mister Man rocks this game. And my husband? Well, the game is technically for ages six and up, and my four year old daughter did better than he did! We'll be playing this one again.
We do pizza nights a lot, and it's always a treat for the wee ones. If it's on a weekend, they get to have special "Movie Night With Mommy" after dinner where I make popped on the stove popcorn, and we all snuggle together. Their favorite part of the night though is always tasting the uncooked dough. What can I say? They take after their mommy!
I asked them a few questions about pizza night, and they cracked me up.
Apparently I make the best pizza in the whole wide world (aww thanks!) and they don't want to taste Daddy's. They're a little afraid that he'd ruin it.
And if they could put any topping on a pizza? We'd end up with a marshmallow and pineapple pizza. Of course I don't think that would actually make a horrible dessert pizza. I may have to investigate this further!
I'm not the only one who gets to enjoy a family pizza night though. You have a chance to win a duplicate Family Pizza Party from Pillsbury and General Mills, too! I am giving one additional pack away that will be mailed directly to the winner.
So what do you need to do?
First of all, let me stress that you must follow all the rules. If you do not follow the rules, your entry will not count!
This contest is open until Friday May 21 at 7pm CST. I must have a valid way to reach you, so leave me your email address in your comment or be sure your profile has your email address visible. No duplicate comments will count. This giveaway is open to US residents age 18 and older. Winners will be selected via random.org and must respond within 48 hours of being notified by me or I will select a new winner.
Mandatory Entry: Tell me something that you do special for your pizza nights - either now or when you were a child. If you don't do this one, no entries will count.
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