Recently – as in last week – we began a new Monday dinner “thing” (I feel like it’s too soon to call it a tradition). Several friends have been doing Kids Make Dinner Mondays so we decided to take part.
So, we've had Little K Makes Dinner Mondays for two weeks; and so far it’s going well. We may be having French Bread Pizza every Monday for the foreseeable future, but at least he is learning responsibility, participation, and learning that the kitchen is absolutely a place for a boy to be. I’m not going to pretend that this is a healthy recipe, but for a little boy who is obsessed with eating pizza (thanks, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), at least this is a way to stay in control of the ingredients you are serving your family.
First, we start by preheating the oven to 500 degrees, and slicing a loaf of French bread in half length-wise. Spread your favorite organic pizza sauce or pesto (or both) over the bread, and sprinkle on freshly shredded mozzarella.
Add pepperoni. Eat pepperoni. Smile only because your mom tells you to.
Bake for 6-7 minutes. Watch intently.
Sprinkle on some fresh parmesan and serve with your choice of side dish – tonight Little K chose broccoli, strawberries, and yogurt.
Enjoy In Good Company!