Monday, February 20, 2012
A fun Alternative to Eating Out
Going out to dinner with little kids just really isn't that fun. It always SOUNDS like a good idea, but then when you get there, you have to order the second you sit down, you never get to actually finish your dinner because you're so busy corralling everyone and handing out crayons, and inevitably you leave a huge mess, which makes you feel terrible. So last Sunday, we decided to try something a little different for some quality family time. We made our own pizzas! I don't really love letting the kids make MY meal because I'm a bit of a germ freak, so this was perfect. They each made their own and we made our own. Then we all at them together.
First, we spread the pizza sauce:
The only problem with this plan was that they were both ready to eat the pizzas immediately after we made them. They had trouble understand they had to be COOKED first. We had about ten frantic minutes, with Little Buddy yelling, "Ready? Mommy? Ready????"
I think the next time we might have to make them earlier in the day, when they aren't ravenous.
Still, it all turned out to be very fun and they really enjoyed eating what they'd made!