Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Pizza Making

Annelie and I have been on a pizza making kick lately. I love making pizza with my little kiddo - cooking is such a great educational activity (she calls it 'science time,' I stick in some math questions, and of course the decorating is art!) and the textures of the powdery flour, sticky dough, shredded cheese and other toppings and sauces are so fun for kids to get their fingers into (well, if they love messes as much as mine do). Plus, I want her to become really good at making delicious food so that I can have my own personal chef.

We have a long way to go until then...

But we're starting with pizza!


I let Annelie do most of the work. It often takes a very long time and sometimes she plays with the dough so long and adds so much flour to it that the pizza ends up thick and dry.

And sometimes she sneaks all the cheese so that the pizza is a little lacking...

But she always gobbles her lunch up!

This pizza was simple - just a Margherita (mozz. cheese, tomato, basil, garlic) with pesto sauce. Annelie likes switching things up each time. I'm hoping by her 5th birthday next year she'll be a pizza master.

Happy Tuesday, folks!

xoxo,


9 comments:

AlyGatr said...

Now I'm hungry. I knew I should have waited to read this until after my much more boring lunch was done :( One of these days I'll have to recruit my kiddos into makeing me...I mean US...pizza

Oh Mandie said...

You're a fun mom! Our family pizzas come from a box in the freezer. :P

Tina Laurel Lee said...

Nummy. Ah, that spring break!

Meeling said...

Yum!! I agree, cooking is a GREAT activity with kids...pizza being an awesome one..it's pretty hard to mess up. I always sneak in the math questions too when I cook with my kids! :-)

Laura Pauling said...

I swear she's a carbon copy of you!! What fun.

Ailinh said...

Wow! This sounds like such a great activity. You're so wonderful. I'm like, you guys want pizza? Here's the phonebook. It must be a treat to live in your home!

mshatch said...

Yum, I love making pizza at home as long as I can cheat and buy the crust. And Mandie's right, you are a fun mom!

Melissa said...

Yummy! You're right, it's such a great activity for kids. Such delicious results, too. :-D

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

An afternoon like that with your kiddo is totally worth a little dried out dough! What a great opportunity for learning and bonding. Makes me want to make a pizza. I always have to remind myself to slow down, be patient, and just enjoy these moments with my kids, no matter how long they take.

And I agree with laura--spitting image!

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