Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Frozen Pizza Has Received a Major Facelift

The fact that I am a single mother makes it difficult for me to have “alone time.” In fact my definition of ‘alone time’ is taking a shower or doing the dishes.

This is why I was so excited when I received an email invite to join NYCityMama, Carol Cain, and Dr. Oetker for the “Bring a Slice of Romance Home” was a fun and educative event  about pairing Dr. Oetker’s Ristorante Pizzas to the perfect glass of wine in order to have an affordable date night at home, without compromising on quality or emptying one’s wallet.

This invite made me immediately pick up the phone and call the sitter.

I didn’t know it then but that call was one of the best decisions I made for myself in a long time!

Dr.Oetker is a brand of delicious authentic Italian pizzas and deserts. While some tend to think that frozen pizza can’t taste fresh or flavorful Dr. Oetker Pizzas completely do away these stereotypes.

Upon arriving to the event I was welcomed by other mothers from around the city and a wonderful glass of wine. If that wasn’t the perfect way to end a long day of work and school than I don’t know what is.

After chatting with some of the other mothers and relaxing with a glass of Pinot Gris, which goes perfectly with cantaloupe by the way. We were informed that the pizzas were arranged on each table with the wines that complimented them the most.
We had six delicious varieties of pizzas to choose from, five which are vegetarian, and 7 wines for pairing them with.

I can honestly say it was love at first bite when I bit into the crunchy Pizza Spinaci crust. Then my sip of the wonderful Summer Rosé wine bought all the flavors out even more!
The Pizza Quatro Formaggi and the Pizza Mozzarella were cheese heaven!  The Pizza Quatro had Mozzarella, Edam, Emmental, blue cheese and a hint of basil and paired with a German Riesling. While the Pizza Mozzarella was topped with Mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, Edam cheese and mixed herbs with a wonderful Chianti.

The rest of the night was about making way around the room, tasting wines, enjoy wonderful pizzas, sharing stories and laughter with one another. Sounds too cliché but that is exactly what it was, a perfect ‘girls night in’ if you will.

Dr. Oetker and Carol Cain did a phenomenal job at making the evening an evening of friends, food and wonderful wine lessons all wrapped in one.
The best part is all of the wines were under $20 making your perfect night in a very budget conscious night for anyone. Especially us, single working and student moms.

Picking up a Dr. Oetker Pizza, bottle of wine and calling friends,  having a family night or a date night is as simple as strolling into your local grocer. That’s because Dr. Oetker Pizzas can be found all throughout the city in grocery stores that many of us already shop at! The only warning I will give you is either put the kids to bed before trying your first pizza or buy extra because sharing these pizzas are hard, even with your little one.