Friday, February 18, 2011

Fun Food Friday

My kids ALL TIME FAVORITE Friday night food has got to be HOMEMADE PIZZAS.

It is amazing what giving a kid a little dough can inspire.

When we have sleepovers it is always the first thing the kids ask, "Can we make homemade pizzas???  PLEASE!"

As if they have to add the 'please' to the question!

We allow each child to mix their own bowl of dough.  Then they get to roll it out and flatten, or toss it.  They add sauce, cheese, and toppings all by themselves.

This past week for Valentines day we made heart shapes. We have also done pizza 'logs', squares, snowmen, etc.

It is a fun, inexpensive meal with a lot of wonderful memories.  In fact this activity is straight from my own childhood, with my awesome mom and dad.

HOMEMADE PIZZAS

1 package MarthaWhite or Great Value pizza crust mix
tomato sauce or pizza sauce
cheese
pepperoni, olives, hamburger, bacon, etc

Prepare dough according to package.  My secret is that we always make sure to let the dough rise in a towel covered bowl on top of the middle of the stove while the oven preheats.  After the dough has risen let kids creatively shape it.  Then you add the sauce.  Tomato sauce is cheaper, but  I would suggest adding a little oregano or Italian seasonings to zip it up.  Add your cheese and other toppings and bake for about 6-8 minutes depending on thickness at 350.

Kids love to eat what they create!  Enjoy!

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