My son has been on a pizza kick lately. And by “lately”, I mean for the past year. I ask my kids what they’d like for dinner when I’m writing our menu plan for the week, and I can bet my bottom dollar that “pepperoni pizza” will be Christopher’s answer. Every. Single. Time. It doesn’t surprise me. He is, after all, a 5 year old with the palette of a goldfish (aka he forever prefers to subsist on just one thing: pizza).
I usually make our pizza at home to be frugal and save a few bucks, since I’d otherwise have to sell my second born child to support Christopher’s pizza habit. For awhile I got sick of our homemade-on-a-cookie-sheet pie and tried to boycott pizza consumption altogether. In the meantime, my dad went out and picked me up a pizza stone, and now I’m back to embracing our weekly adventures in homemade pizza-making.
Let me just say, if you don’t own a pizza stone, go get one. Now. Last week alone, we made pizza TWICE for dinner. Yeah. It’s that good. You don’t even need a fancy schmancy one, ours was $12 (after 20% coupon discount) at Bed Bath and Beyond and it rocks our world. It also stores conveniently on the bottom shelf of our oven, so it doesn’t take up any precious cabinet space. Fo’ realsies, you have zero excuse.
Go out. Get one. Now. Thank me later.
When it comes to pizza, are you Team Homemade or Team Takeout? Let us know in the comments section below!
Breakfasts: baked oatmeal, quick oats, eggs & toast, fresh fruit
Lunches: peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, pasta, leftovers, fresh fruit and veggies
Snacks: fresh fruit and veggies, popcorn, jello, veggie straws, goldfish crackers, spinach & fruit smoothies
- roasted chicken
- oven roasted asparagus
- rice pilaf
- roasted beets, quinoa and oranges over spinach
- homemade dinner rolls
- baked tofu sticks
- raw cut veggies
- honey mustard dipping sauce
- pasta with no-cook tomato sauce
- homemade pizza
- baked black bean and sweet potato taquitos