the other day, eleanor asked if we could make pizza for lunch. we didn’t have fresh mozzarella on hand, (and normally i’d get it from the corner store, but i’m always super picky about wanting the mozzarella di bufala which is harder to get in a pinch. but it makes all the difference, i swear!) so i told her i’d put it on our grocery list and we’d make pizza together over the weekend. she was so excited!
we made pizza dough together (using this recipe) sunday afternoon and the kids did such a good job with each step! when we got to work with adding our mozzarella cheese to our pizzas after the dough had risen, both eleanor and samson ate like half the cheese before it even got onto the pizza. they are mozzarella monsters! we put them in the bath while the pizzas baked in the oven and by the time they finished baths and we had dinner on the table, neither was hungry anymore because they had eaten so much cheese! KIDS. i swear. haha. they eventually were hungry and wanted pizza maybe a half hour after conrad, josh and i finished ours. so round two of pizza it was! are my kids the only ones that go from “i’m so full, so stuffed!” to “i’m HUUUUUUNRGY.” like 5 minutes later?
anyway, a few photos…
the best helpers. i know i’ve talked about this before, but sometimes it’s a struggle to have “helpers” in the kitchen (because the mess is like 20x bigger and i never like realizing just how much i struggle with patience…these situations are always humbling when it comes to that), BUT it’s so worth it to see their faces after they’ve accomplished such a feat! and also, i was rather impressed with how well mister samson rolled out this dough, if i do say so myself.
he’s a pizza lover! and besides throwing the plate onto the ground a handful of times and ripping off his bib because he just can’t handle anything around his neck like that, he did really well. ;)our favorite neighborhood pizza right now is the crumbled sausage on top of the mozzarella at patsy’s, so josh added sausage to a mini pizza at the end to test it out. i have a feeling more pizza making will be taking place at our home this winter! it’s such a fun process and i like having control over watching it in the oven because i like my crust on the dough-ier side, please and thank you!