And, AND, I had all the ingredients in the house, which is saying alot considering that we are on day seven of a winter break that has thus far, seen three snowstorms. That means ALOT of time in the house, cooking something like seven or eight meals a day.
To start, make one batch of your favorite pizza dough recipe or just use frozen pizza dough, about two pounds worth. And for what it is worth, Trader Joe's sells excellent frozen pizza dough for 99cents a pound. I'm just sayin. If Trader Joe's wasn't so far away, my pizza dough recipe would never see the light of day.
Then I kind of followed the directions I found here.
My conversation with my little contrarian went something like this:
Him: Where's the pizza?
Me: Right here. This is the pizza. You just helped make it.
Him: No. This isn't pizza. I want pizza.
Me: It is. There's sauce and cheese and dough.
Him: No. No. No. NO. THIS IS NOT PIZZAAA!
Me: Do you want cereal and milk?
And now, if you are a mother to small children you will automatically know what happened next.
Every other child at the table, including our extra-long-and-yet-very-well-behaved-playdate-friend who up until now had been very happily dunking his dough into his cup of pizza sauce, demands cereal and milk.
Cereal and milk for everyone!
Except for my good natured Josh, who is very happily making his way around the table eating all the untouched pizza pull aparts.
You know what they say, a kid has to see a new food fifteen times before accepting it. It just never occured to me that pizza, in any form, would ever qualify as a new food in my house.