We’ve established a new routine at our house.
Sure, $15 brings Papa Johns and no work at all, but less than that brings fun in the kitchen, a learning lesson for my son as a chance for the family to work together in the kitchen.
We’ve been trying different sauces, cheeses and toppings with most of our pizza.
I’m a fan of Trader Joe’s pizza sauce, and a jar will make three or four pizzas.
Wonder Boy only had to be shown how to spread the sauce with the back of the spoon once- he is already a sauce pro. His cheeses tend to end up in big fluffy piles in the middle of the pizza, so I help him with that.
This is the pepperoni we tried this time, and I loved this Fresh and Easy one because it had a mild flavor.
We have also tried some little mini pepperonis I found at my local grocery store, and they were great because they were easy to sprinkle on and then we had extra for a snack another day.
Wonder Boy likes his with lots of pepperoni. I added an extra sprinkle on top to help the pepperonis stick, making it an extra extra cheese. Then I evened out the pepperoni distribution, making it an extra pepperoni pizza too.
Fact: my pizzas are never round. But neither is my baking pan I’ve been making it on.
Another Fact: Our pizzas are never perfect and I like it that way.
Also- going on the wish list is a pizza cutter. I’ve been hacking away with a big knife and it’s just getting ridiculous.
Wonder Boy adores pizza night. He loves helping in the kitchen, he loves having a ‘job to do’ and he loved the end product.
It’s also a great way for me to get dinner done and also let him have all of my focus.
And also ? I’ll shove a few slices of takeout pizza in my mouth. This stuff, only two.
I don’t know why, but it’s just more… fulfilling.
Have you ever made pizza at home?
What are your favorite pizza toppings?