A night off from cooking has always been an exciting treat around these parts. Friday night always seemed the most appropriate night, a week of work was done and the weekend stretched out in front of us glimmering of freedom and opportunity.
Since becoming parents, the occasional take away night has become something even more. With going out for dinner a very rare treat these days, takeaway nights have taken on a more important role. A time to kick back as a family, enjoy each other’s company and after tucking J into bed we’ll enjoy a movie or favourite television series on DVD. It doesn’t seem like much, but its a sufficient shift in routine to recharge the batteries.
So, when I was offered a ‘Family Night In’ pack a couple of weeks ago from Crust Pizza, to celebrate the launch of their kids meal range, I didn’t need to think very hard. The offered pizza voucher, DVD and pack of uno cards sounded just like a good night in for us. And I’ve never been one to turn down pizza!
The pack turned up on my doorstep in a Crust pizza box, and on reviewing the voucher I thought there might be a bit too much food for our little family of three, so I decided to tee up our ‘night in’ over at a good friend’s house so we could all catch up, not worry about cooking and the three boys could all have a great time playing and sharing their pizzas.
Even better than a night in as a family is a night in with another family! With everyone stretched this time of year for time and energy, catching up around a pizza sounded like a great idea.
The kids splashed in the blowup pool and then as early dinner time beckoned we started to review the Crust menu.
The menu was extensive and everything sounded delicious. We opted for the Moroccan Lamb and Sausage Duo ‘Upper Crust’ Pizzas and the Ham & Pineapple and Chicken & Pineapple pizzas for the kids. Each ‘Kids Meal’ pizza is accompanied by a ‘Whole Kids’ Organic Apple Juice. We also ordered Rocket Leaf & Parmesan salad and for dessert sampled the Tiramisu and Chocolate Mousse.
The kids were soon very excited to be tucking into their own pizzas and the juice was a big hit too.
Our pizzas looked delectable.
And the salad made me feel like I was actually being pretty healthy!
A great night really was had by all.
And even better is that I’m offering you lovely readers a chance to have a great night in as well. Courtesy of Crust Pizza, you’ll receive the same family night in pack that we all enjoyed.
The pack features a Family Night In voucher from Crust entitling you to 2 x Crust Kids Meals, 2 x Upper Crust Pizzas, salad, 1.25L drink and 4 x desserts of your choice. For after your meal there is a DVD and a pack of Uno cards to enjoy. Pack is valued at around $120. To find your nearest Crust store, click here.
For a chance to win, just follow me on facebook (if you’re not already) and tell me in the comments below about your ultimate night in in 25 words or less.
Most creative answer will be judged the winner. Competition closes 5pm, Sunday December 18, 2011. Winner will be notified via email. Competition open to Australian residents only.
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