Saturday, March 12

Making Pizza With Little Helpers

I decided to make some homemade pizzas yesterday. Here are the steps I took:

1. Ensure that there is some background music. Something to get you moving. Nothing says "quality bonding time" like a pounding headache.

2. Use a clean bowl.

3. Add the ingredients. Warning: you Little Helper may get a bit excited and add the ingredients without measuring them or at the wrong time. If you quite suddenly yell "NO!" as loud as you can, the Little Helper might be so scared that she wets her pants.

4. For some laughs, allow your Little Helper to taste the dough. Little Helpers always assume that it will taste sweet and will be shocked by a mouth filled with flour. Have a quick laugh and say "I told you it wasn't cake batter!".

5. Knead the dough. Pick at it. Add little crumbs that fall off. Create dinosaur shapes. But whatever you do, try not to think about what the Little Helper may have touched between the hand washing and the dough kneading.

6. Add toppings. This is a bit of a free-for-all. Throw the toppings at the children (and your husband) and yell "Everybody has to SHARE!!!".

7. Take a photo of the end product.

Okay, that's not exactly the "end product". You have to cook it. But you can do what I did, and just leave. Because everyone is happy at this point and they hardly noticed that you've jumped in your car and left. Word of warning: don't come home until after the children are asleep.

If you have a hard time following my step-by-step instructions, try using this recipe. It's very good!


Bibliomama said...

Nice. My husband always makes the homemade pizza with the kids -- I leave before it even starts.

Gwen said...

Ahhh...I have a lot to learn from you! :)

Finola said...

I have never understood the concept of home made my books it is just for ordering when you don't feel like cooking!

Gwen said...

LOL. Good point, Finola.

I like homemade pizza because it's soooo much cheaper, the children have fun making their own pizzas, and it's only 12 minutes in the oven. Very little clean up. The best bit? Dan and I don't have to argue about who is going to place the order (I always lose).