Thursday, March 17, 2011

March Break Madness - Pizza for dessert?

If you remember, one of my plans for March Break was to have a March Break Cooking Bonanza. The kids and I were going to try out new recipes and have a little fun in the kitchen.

Well, we started the week with Pizza Pizza day. I'm not talking take-out here, I'm talking homemade pizza for dinner with a dessert pizza to follow. We had our friends over to share in the fun.

The boys spreading the cookie dough for the crust of the dessert pizza.

To make life a little simpler (and to give us time to play at the park), I bought a roll of pre-made cookie dough. The kids spread it out (between stealing bites of cookie dough) on a round tray. They seemed skeptical but when it came out of the oven, they were converts. 

The decorating of the dessert pizza was a HIT!

We melted the red chocolate disks used for candy making and spread it on the cookie for icing. Then the kids had free reign to decorate their quarter of the pizza with candies we'd bought from a bulk store. I have to admit, I was AMAZED at how many candies those kids could fit on each slice but hey, that's what being a kid is about.

Next it was time to make the real pizza. We divided the dough into 4 rounds and the kids were able to dress their own. A little sauce here, a lot of cheese there, a little pineapple on top and voila, we had 4 gourmet pizzas. 

Voila, a Pizza Pizza Extravaganza!

It really is true, if you include your kids in the process of making a meal, they do eat better. There was nary a crumb left on the plates and lots of smiles and laughter all around. It was a great day!

Next on the menu....Green Eggs & Ham. I'll keep you posted.

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