Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Easy Pizza Playdate


4 little boys + 1 day of icky weather = Make Your Own Pizza Playdate

What you’ll need:

  • Baking sheets lightly rubbed with olive oil
  • Pizza crusts (I used Trader Joe's refrigerated ones and each bag of dough made two 8” pizzas)
  • Sauce(s): we had 2 choices: marinara (“smooth”) and vodka (“chunky”)
  • Cheese(s): we put out shredded mozzarella and shredded cheddar
  • Toppings: have the toppings pre-cut and in bowls so little fingers can easily get to them…I offered up red and yellow peppers, tomatoes, salami and roasted broccoli

Unless you’re into clouds of flour, I recommend doing the rolling the dough part yourself then calling the munchkins in to do the decorating. At first half the kids just wanted cheese pizza…but then one of them got the idea of making his pizza into “a face” and that opened up a whole exciting way of using (minimal amounts of) veggies. This was a messy project, but nothing a dustbuster and some paper towels couldn’t handle! Plus each kid went home with dinner to share with their brother or sister...and my children's dinner is made. Bonus.

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