I know everyone loves pizza, but I still think my family might love it more. When I met my husband, he had been a bachelor for a long time. He ate pizza almost every day, never tiring of it. Back when he was in his masters program, time and money were scarce. He was trying to work while he went to school to avoid debt. He tells me that before he bought anything, he compared it to “how many pizzas was it worth?” Was that new t-shirt worth 3 pizzas? It rarely was.
Somehow, during this busy school schedule, he made it to every single sporting event that you could imagine and not just the mainstream sports. Football was priority, of course, but he went to basketball games and soccer games. He even attended swimming, golf and gymnastics events when he could fit it in his schedule. (It was an advantage for him to be a bachelor through all of his schooling. lol)
His love of sports wasn’t the only thing driving him back then, he is also the quintessential super-fan. Until I recently got him a few Star Wars and super-hero shirts to match my 4-year-old (and yes, I’m that crazy mom who loves my two men to match), he owned only team t-shirts. He loves his school. He loves it hard. Our kids have all learned the entire fight song since they could talk.
GAME DAY TRADITIONS
Transitioning from bachelor life to family life, some traditions remained: Pizza and fall football. Of course, with 3 out of 4 kids playing soccer, our fall Saturdays are dominated by soccer matches AND football, so I’ve found a convenient way of making sure my favorite BYU fan has some pizza to eat on game day when I don’t have much time.
We love these Red Baron Deep Dish singles. The thick, delicious bites are so yummy and satisfying. Even the crust is just the right amount of crispy. They come in these big boxes from Sam’s Club. It’s a great value with 6 pepperoni pizzas and 6 cheese pizzas.
(And if you’ve never tried grocery pickup, it’s time to get on board! You can order online and pickup groceries without leaving your car, which is handy when little boys fall asleep on the way home from preschool. I never wake a sleeping baby/kid if I can help it. Just me?!)
Sometimes I cut them up into pieces and leave them out for people to snack on during commercial breaks. I use the bamboo cutting board as the serving dish, because I can replenish the pizza and cut more pieces without making any other dishes dirty.
Sometimes I make adorable little toothpick kabobs for game-viewing parties. Cut the small pizza into 8 pieces and stick a few together with a toothpick. Easy easy, and yummy.
Either way I make them, people eat them!!!
FOR MORE THAN GAME TIME
My preschool boy takes after his dad. Pizza is his favorite food. Like most youngest siblings, he expects to get what he wants, lol. When he wants pizza for lunch, I love having a personal size for him so I don’t waste cooking a whole pizza when it’s just the two of us at home.
And if there are ever leftovers …
(Sometimes I make extras just for the leftovers.) Pizza is hands-down, the most favorite thing I give my big kids for their school lunch.
PIZZA ALL THE TIME.
These pizzas aren’t just good for game day and school lunches, they are good all the time.
To avoid expensive drive-thrus and to make life easy, I always have frozen pizza around. Always. These Deep Dish singles are a versatile choice – feeding a crowd or just one little boy.
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