In years past, families have gone out for dinner or even to the movies on family night. Due to the economy, nights like these happen less and less often. That doesn’t mean families have to give up family night. In fact, there are many different ways to spend time together that cost very little money. That’s exactly what this blog is all about. Each week, we’ll discuss different ways to bring back family night. This week, we begin with pizza night.
Have you ever really considered the cost of going out for pizza ? Many hadn’t until the economy began to slump. For a family of four to enjoy appetizers, salad, pizza, drinks and dessert the cost is over $60. When times are tough, this night out is simply not doable. That doesn’t mean your family has to go their separate ways. You can still enjoy family pizza night. Best of all, the cost is much more affordable.
Here’s a quick list of what you’ll need:
1 large bag of salad mix $4
1 bottle of salad dressing $3
1 large box of frozen appetizers $6
2 pack of pre-made pizza crusts $4
1 jar of pizza sauce $2
1 large bag of mozzarella cheese $4
1 stick of pepperoni $3
2 liters of soda $4
1 cake from the bakery $5
You can cut the cost even more by preparing your own pizza crust and serving tea or another drink that can be prepared at home.
Gathering the family at home for family night not only saves money, but it allows the family more time to bond. Instead of being packed into a crowded restaurant, you can enjoy each other’s company in the comfort of your own home.
Once you discover how big of a hit pizza night can be, you may want to invest in a pizza stone and peel. This way, you get the best crust possible. One last secret is to ask your favorite pizzeria if you can buy dough from their shop. Most pizzerias will sell their dough at a small price, allowing you to enjoy your favorite pizza at home without emptying your wallet.