when the moon hits your eye

… like a big pizza pie that’s amore.

I’ve been talking about starting up Friday Night Pizza Night for a long time but here’s the thing, it’s complicated! In the fall, David had swimming at 6pm every Friday night so it couldn’t happen but now that it is a new year, his lessons are on Mondays, it’s too cold to go out and too dark to roam the streets, I think the timing is perfect to start this up:

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Here’s the complicated part… I’d like to say every Friday is Friday Night Pizza Night but it won’t be… If Wentworth has snow, we’ll likely be booking it to my parent’s in Pugwash on Friday nights (like this week) so I need some kind of alert letting people know if it’s happening. At the same time, I am not about to spend my week organizing and inviting people because that’s effort and Friday Night Pizza Night is supposed to be spontaneous. And speaking of that, it’s easy to say ‘everyone, come on over for Friday Night Pizza Night (whoever, whenever, as long as it’s a Friday night) but that could get tricky too…

What if no one comes and I waisted 3 hours cleaning the house for no one?
What if 30 people plus their children come and I spend all Saturday cleaning up the aftermath?

See, complicated?

Also, I am a bit of an Emily Post junkie. I hate the thought of inviting people over and making them bring stuff but at the same time, I can’t buy eight bricks of cheese in anticipation. Plus, newsflash, I do not have a huge pizza over in my kitchen so I may need to test the waters in regards to interest and attendance.

So with all this being said, here’s the plan. I hope you like it. It may change.

  • Friday Night Pizza Night. If you are interested, let me know and send me your phone number (if I don’t already have it) and if it’s a go ahead, I will send a text out on the Wednesday. If you and your family can come, send me a private text back letting me know. Of course, no pressure to come every time, only when you want to. Simple, right?
  • Bring a ‘ready-to-pop-in-the-oven pizza. It can be homemade or a McCain Rising Crust 4 Cheese Pizza… I don’t care, we don’t judge. Or, if you want to show off your mad dough rolling skillz, bring all the ingredients with you and make it on site.*
  • We will keep the fridge stocked with juice boxes for the kids but if you want beer, wine or pop bring that too. No need to bring stuff for others and no need to share but I’ll have a few munchies to snack on in case the oven line up is long. With that being said, if you are dying to share a new recipe with others, by all means, we love a sharer. Especially if said sharer is a chef.
  • Friday Night Pizza Night will start at 6:00 pm. Kids are welcome but make sure they have something to eat too. Also, make sure they are house-trained. Just kidding… kind of. Seriously, I am locking the lego cabinet and putting the puzzles and games up high but will have a movie playing – they’re welcome.

Perhaps when winter is over, we can relocate to the Park Avenue Community Oven but I am not sure on their schedule (I will ask)(Jeff?)(Sarah?).

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I hope this interests local friends. It’s hard seeing each other, especially when there are kids and busy schedules to juggle, but it is important to make an effort. So let me know and I will let you know. Hopefully we can make this happen once, or twice a month. That’d be awesome.

Feel free to offer any insight!

*Our kitchen is not nut-free, vegan or kosher. Please keep that in mind.  

Photo of David and Libby taken well over a year ago at Dartmouth’s Park Avenue Community Oven

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  9. LOVE this idea! you’ve taken great steps to reduce the pressure of a regular dinner party – I only wish we had Summerside’s Water Street Bakery in Halifax for their take and bake pizzas – they’re perfect for this event!

    with Mitch’s shift work odds are not in our favour to be able to attend, but I’d love to try some week.

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