Mi Familia!!

Mi Familia!!
Roscoe, Sophia, & Emily(across top) and then I think you can figure out the rest!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Simple Family Fun with Food!

Tonight we made pizzas for dinner.
I know that this is nothing new.. but it always turns out so good, so I thought I'd share.
We only ever do this when the Boboli crust is on sale. I know it's not homemade, but yeast scares me, so we must all learn to deal. BUT Boboli crust WAS on sale, so we picked up a two pack of little crusts, one for each of the little ones, and Al, Emily, and I had a big one. Emily likes the original crust, Al gets the thin, and I get the whole wheat, which is really good.. if not a little sweet.
We all get to make our own pizza exactly the way that we want it... which in a family of five is nice, because of course we all have our favorites!
Al's is always lots of pepperoni, and maybe a few onions and hot peppers.
Emily went with a heavy cheese and pepperoni, today.
Sophia had onions, pepperoni, and sweet peppers. She made it all by herself... which made her very proud!
Roscoe had barely a smidge of cheese, lots of cherry tomatoes, and some caramelized onions. He ate more of the toppings before they got cooked than after! : )
Everyone's was different , but they all came out so pretty, and yummy! I somehow forgot to take pictures of mine and Al's, I think it was because we had to wait for the second round in the oven, and by the time we ate...we were hungry!!
but I took this one right before I ate mine.
Half white sauce(that Al put together...SOOO good!) with halved tomatoes, sweet peppers, and caramelized onions. and half cheese, a few pepperoni, and hot pickled peppers.
Man, that was SO good! it is a fun interactive way for us to make dinner and we all get it just the way we like it, plus the kids and I have a pre-made lunch for Al's first day back to work. Nice!!
Try it sometime... it's fun , and if you choose the right toppings..well it could be worse for you, anyway!

Pizza makes the kids happy, and between us all we ate a pint or more of cherry tomatoes, and about 6 mini sweet peppers(red, orange, and yellow). They were so fresh and made me feel like, yes, one day the winter will end and springtime is getting near.. HOORAY! we can't wait here that's for sure!

and yes it's dinner with Sophia in her jammies.. it was in the single digits most of the day here and they keep her warm... so she wears them all day some days! : )
Today I am thankful for fun family times, even if it is as simple as homemade(sort of) pizza nights! : )


Who am I? said...

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Raoulysgirl said...

We did "homemade" pizza last night! I cheat on the crust, as well...yeast hates me. While mine probably wasn't AS healthy as yours, it was still delish...and our family had a blast doing it too! How funny that we are so similar!!!

Gracey said...

It sounds like you had a lot of fun together - and the pizzas look soooo yummy!

Gracey said...

You have one more award from me, too! Come at my blog and get it, if you want!

Willoughby said...

I love having a make your own pizza night. I know that you and yeast aren't the best of friends, but you should try grill dough when the weather gets nice (it's easy, I promise!). Everyone gets such a kick out of baking pizzas on the grill.

Willoughby said...

One more thing, I know you've already got the "Honest Scrap" award, but I'm giving it to you again!