Friday, August 15, 2008

It's no DiGiorno

Dinner has been a battle in our household (making it, eating it, you name it). As a matter of fact, I don't find much is easy with a two year old! Anyway, I don't claim to be an expert in the kitchen. We don't have a normal repertoire of meals. We get home at 5:30 most nights and really only have two hours for play, cooking, eating, and bath. The last thing I want to do is spend all that time in the kitchen. I've tried semi-successfully to increase my crock pot use. I do have to say that for a family that tries to eat healthy, most crock pot recipes are in sheer protest of anything health related. I did find a great crock pot website here that I use quite a bit.

Otherwise, it's normally a quick throw something together at the last minute act. Over the past few weeks I've taken a big step and enlisted a dinner helper. Yeah, helper, I'm an optimist.

Okay, so maybe it's more work than help, but we've had so much fun! Kate loves helping. It's a great way to spend time in the kitchen together, while still getting something accomplished. Tonight we made pizza. It was so easy. All you need is the following:

Pre-made whole wheat pizza crust, pizza sauce (we love Mid's), cheese (we used a blend of mozzarella, asiago, and romano, but I'm a cheese snob), and your toppings (we used fresh chopped basil and two large sliced tomatoes). Oh, I'm also a big toppings on top of the cheese person, but to each their own.

Easy peasy. Put it in the oven, I'm a guesstimator so about 375 degrees in the convection for about 12 minutes, or until the cheese is melted. It was super quick, healthy for a pizza, and best of all, Kate couldn't wait to eat the "Pizza I made!"

1 comment:

Carol Beth said...

Mmm, that looks delish!! I want some! :)