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Sports Themes Make Great Parties...
Fresh, Fast Game Day Meals

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combo -- pizza and pigskin!


New Yorker Genno Lambardi opened America’s first licensed pizzeria in 1905. Vince Lombardi led Green Bay to their first championship 56 years later.

The two men aren’t related and neither are their accomplishments -- but the tools of their trades -- pizzas and pigskins -- have since become a classic combination with sports fans across the nation.

Football games may have started the sports party trend, but it quickly spread to other sports. Now you'll have people gathering for NASCAR events, March Madness, the NBA Playoffs, the World Series, the World Cup, tennis and golf championships ... just about any must see sports event. The parties are so much fun that sports themed birthday parties and get togethers are held even when there's no game ...

In preparation for this year’s playoffs and big events, Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza has gathered some creative kitchen ideas to help sports fanatics plan the ultimate game day gathering. Packaged, precooked pizza can be picked up ahead of time and popped in the oven during a commercial -- no need to miss an important play when a cold, soggy meal gets delivered!

Game Day Menu (The Playbook)

Use the element of surprise. Everybody loves pizza during the game, but few expect it fresh from the kitchen oven. Homemade-style pizzas -- like those available at Papa Murphy’s -- can be customized with a variety of toppings, refrigerated for up to four hours and baked at your convenience for 12 to 18 minutes in the oven. The result is pizza perfection, and fresh, hot food coming to fans throughout the whole game.

Plan for the away game. Frozen pizzas can be cooked on the barbecue as well as in the oven, so don’t feel constrained when planning for a tailgate party. As long as a grill can be set up, frozen pizza can feed groups of any size.

pizza cut into diamond shapes for appetizersPizza Party Cut - Makes about 19 bite-sized appetizers
Ingredients: A frozen pizza that features your favorite toppings (three toppings or less works best for appetizers).

Bake the pizza according to the directions. Slide it off the baking tray for the last three minutes of baking so the bottom of the crust becomes golden brown. Let the pizza stand for about five minutes to cool. Using a pizza cutter, make four evenly spaced parallel cuts. Rotate the pizza a quarter turn to your right and make four more evenly spaced parallel cuts. This will give you diamond shape appetizers. Place on a serving tray or platter and pass the hors d'oeuvres!

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SOURCE: Courtesy of ARA Content

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