Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Make Your Own Pizza Night

I have nothing earth-shattering to relate in this post. Only that I am a very slow learner.

A few weeks ago there was a sale on pizza crust mix. Four packs for a dollar. I thought, "What a deal!" That night I added water to two packs, stirred up the dough, and let the kids have at it.

First revelation for a slow learner: When a package says "Serves 4", it really means "Serves 1, maybe 2 if you're lucky."

So we opened up another pack and enlarged the dough (kind of like Elijah and the widow of Zarephath!). The kids each took a ball of dough and made their own pizza crust. I set out some toppings for them, like sauce, crumbled hamburger, cold cuts, shredded cheese, and mushrooms.

Second revelation for a slow learner: Let the kids make their own pizza. Then you can please everyone.
Shae likes cheese but no sauce; Paige likes cheese but only if it's orange AND white at the same time (cojack); Cy likes lots of meat; Ally & Wynne aren't too picky thank the Lord, and Daddy & Mommy like mushrooms.

Third revelation for a slow learner: Next time you see 4 for a dollar, pick up at least 8.

They loved it! Even though I have tried to engage the children in meal-making before, this time it was a huge hit. Their enthusiasm overflowed into table setting, even. (Not quite enough to spill over into post-meal clean-up, but I'll take what I can get.)

Then the woman told Elijah, “Now I know for sure that you are a man of God, and that the LORD truly speaks through you.” --1 Kings 17:24


Blogger Astrid said...

DIY Pizza! Great idea! It's fun to get the kids involved too.....if only they'd clean up their mess afterwards! LOL! :)

March 24, 2009 at 10:20 AM  

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