I was inspired by Cari's 5 Favorites post and tried a new toppings combination on my pizza for our weekly pizza night. My usual? Red peppers, onions, black olives, fresh mozzarella. YUM!
So this week I tried caramelized onions, goat cheese, & fresh mozzarella (I had time to make caramelized onions, I did NOT have enough balsamic vinegar on had to make a reduction...). SO delicious! But I didn't get a picture...
I did, however, get a picture of the children's pizza creations.
I would like to preface this with a bit of parenting advice:
Never leave your 3-year-old unattended with a bottle of oregano with a pouring side to the lid.
Can you guess what happened?
I got the kids set up with their cute little mini pitas (because they don't eat the crust half the time so no way am I wasting my delicious homemade crust on them!), added sauce, and let them add toppings: Mozzarella, roasted peppers & onions, shredded chicken, and some oregano and basil for sprinkling.
I had to go to the kitchen to make pizzas for grown-ups and when I went back to check on them, this is what I found:
Cecilia's pizza is on the right. John Paul's is on the left. And yes, she is wearing a rash guard from her swimsuit. And plaid shorts because she wants to be "Just wike Maggie!" Fashion plate, that kid.
Need a close-up?
Yup, John Paul dumped almost an entire bottle of dried oregano on his pizza. And then spent quite a while eating the dried oregano (because he begs me to sprinkle some on his empty plate every time I cook from it. Flour, salt, oregano, garlic powder... Whatever, I let him have it because 1/32 of a teaspoon of dried whatever is totally worth getting him away from the hot stove!
After they added the veggies, I cooked it for them. And boy, the smell of toasting dried oregano?
He picked the cheese & chicken off his pizza and tried to eat it, but kept making an awful face so I gave him some of my precious gourmet pizza.
THAT he ate happily.
I'm glad I raise kids with good palates, but I don't always like that it means I have to share!