Product Review: Red Barron Pizza

Last night we had pizza for dinner! My kids and I love pizza and we usually have it once or twice a month. Sometimes I make it homemade, sometimes we get take out, and occasionally we do frozen pizza.  Red Barron Pizza was kind enough to send me a coupon for a free pizza and some $1 off coupons as well for their new Brick Oven Crust line of frozen pizzas.  Unfortunately, the Brick Oven Crust is not available yet in my area, but fortunately, the very nice cashier at Food Lion allowed me to use the coupons on the Classic Crust pizza. Because they were on sale for 2 for $7 I got two pizzas for $2.50! Excellent deal!

My kid’s favorite pizza toppings are meat and more meat. I prefer veggie pizzas.  I chose the Red Barron Classic Crust 4-Meat Pizza for the kids and the Red Barron Classic Crust Special Deluxe pizza for myself.

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Since I worked yesterday and we had ballet in the evening I decided it would be the perfect night for pizza!  I turned on the oven to pre-heat at 4:30 and slid the pizzas directly onto the racks at 4:35.  By 5:00 they were perfect.  Here is the 4-Meat right out of the oven.

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As I cut into them the crust made a nice crisp crunch sound and there was no excess moisture you see on less quality frozen pizzas.

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My youngest child had two small slices pre-ballet.  She said it was, “delicious.” As soon as we got home from ballet she was asking for more!

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I packed myself a slice of the Special Deluxe along with some dried veggies and trail mix to have while I waited at ballet. I’ve found that I’m not hungry enough to eat before ballet but that if I wait until after ballet I’m starving so better to pack a light dinner with me and then have seconds if needed once I get home.  I too loved the taste of this pizza!083_640x427

My older child liked both the 4-Meat and the Special Deluxe.  The three of us finished off both pizzas.  I kind of wish we hadn’t have finished them last night though because I’d love a piece this morning for breakfast!

You can find out where to purchase your own Red Barron Pizza and check to see if the new Brick Oven is in your area. I’d love to hear what you think.

*Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”*

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Thoughts on Technology

Recently my oldest child, D, turned fourteen.  I’m a member of an online women’s group for women that all had babies in 2001. We’ve been together since 2000. Of the group I’m the only homeschooler. A few days ago they were discussing the fact that many of their teenagers have been given laptops in school and their younger children iPads. The ones that don’t have this were bemoaning the “backwardness” of their school systems. So I had a talk with D about it. Does she feel disadvantaged to not have an iPad or laptop (we have a home desktop)? She thought for a moment and said, “No way. I know how to use technology. When a friend has some new gadget I can always pick it up and learn it in a few minutes, but those school kids don’t know how to look up a word in a dictionary or find a book at the library (she did 6th and part of 7th in public school). The technology is great but real books don’t need to be upgraded and don’t get old in just a couple of years.” I said that by the time she’s in college probably everything will be e-books for her textbooks. She said, “It’s ok, I’ll figure it out. You’ve been teaching me all this time to learn for myself.”

In the end I think it is important for children to use technology in a general way but I believe technology changes too rapidly for school systems or me to invest in the technology on a constant basis. However, the basic fundamentals of how to learn never go away. What do you all think?

Hello Internet

I’ve been toying with the idea of starting a blog for several months now. I don’t think I’ll have any followers but apparently talking to yourself online is considered far more sane than talking to yourself in real life.

I’m a mother of two. I work part time from home. I home school. To make ends meet I also dog sit and enter a lot of contests.

I love books and words and sewing and fabric. I’ll try to keep the blog updated with what I’m reading and sewing. And sometimes the dogs I’m sitting.  Who knows maybe I’ll even think to put in home school activities.