Then: Family pizza night was a big night. With five kids and two parents, pizza was cooked and then split into small rectangular slices. The bigger appetites got three pieces of pizza. The smaller appetites got two slices each.
Now: Our Red Baron pizza (4 Cheese flavor) is cooked and divided into eight rectangular slices. Des gets three slices cut into small squares. Scarlet picks the cheesiest slice she can find and then the second cheesiest slice she can find!
Then: We had to compete with dance classes, sports schedules, my mom’s art school business, and my dad’s career.
Now: We have to compete with the TV, the iPhone, the iPad, the laptop, and more. Technology meets family pizza night!
Then: My sisters and I had perms and curled bangs! My brothers had spiked hair. (remember that??) We talked about the TGIF programming schedule and played or traded baseball cards, Garbage Pail Kids and charm bracelets and necklaces.
Now: My kids talk about Sofia the First, Doc McStuffins, and PJ Masks. They play with Beanie Boos and Shopkins.
Then: Pizza brought everyone together, on holidays and regular (weekend) nights too.
Some things are timeless, aren’t they? Red Baron Pizza is celebrating 40 years! You can help them celebrate by enjoying your own family pizza night, and also by visiting their awesome site – link HERE – and enjoying the showcase of the timeless tradition of pizza night. Travel back in time to see fads and trends from the four decades that Red Baron has been around.
Red Baron pizzas start with the perfect crust. It has a satisfying texture and bakes to a delicious golden brown. They are topped with a robust sauce and and abundance of cheese! I like the Pepperoni kind myself, and the kids like 4 Cheese.
Now it’s time for you to reflect on your family pizza nights from years gone. As a toddler, a young child, a teen, a college student, or a young parent, do you have your own memories of pizza night? And how do they compare to pizza nights now?
One thing is for certain. Red Baron pizzas have been a part of family pizza nights for 40 years, and they will continue to make family memories more delicious for years and decades to come.