Mama in the City since 2008 and blogging since 2009!

Rockstar Pizza Maker

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April 16, 2014 // Parenting, Uncategorized

In our home we have easy days and we have crazy days and we have a lot of routine days that are just filled with life. Off to school, back again, swim lessons, night shifts and two year old tantrums.  When it comes to dinnertime, I sometimes wish that I could sort of fast forward the whole process.

I don’t love to cook and mostly do it out of necessity more than for the pure joy of cooking up a meal for people that I loved. Often when the kids are ready to eat dinner, 5 PM or so, my husband is still busy working which makes the sit down family dinner difficult to happen on a regular basis . This causes a disjointed and drawn out supper affair that isn’t always ideal. I’ve never been great at getting too creative with dinners and still find it difficult to come up with dinner ideas that will please everyone and are nutritious at the same time.

The other day I was at the grocery shop and spotted that had pre made pizza dough ready to go. Seriously perfect. Not only would I feel sort of crafty making our own pizzas, everyone would eat it and be happy. I grabbed some stuff to make an easy homemade pizza sauce, some ham and mozzarella and called it dinner. When the kids saw me unpacking the groceries they asked if they could help make dinner and I thought, bring it on!

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Who knew that I’d end up feeling like such a rockstar mom after making pizzas with the kids. Both kids were totally enamoured with the fact that they could sink their fingers into the pizza dough and both enjoyed liberally sprinkling the mozzarella on top of their pies. I didn’t feel an ounce of stress about making dinner and the pride the kids had when their pizza were ready to eat was totally awesome.

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Some cheese for my pizza. Some cheese for my tummy.

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‘Mum! It smells delicious!’

I swear that making pizzas together had the same calming effect on my kids as making them take a pre dinner bath for a case of the grumps. Do you like to keep cooking with kids simple or have you attempted to create some fine dishes together?

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Hi! I'm Andrea, a 30 something girl who loves living the downtown lifestyle and didn't want to give it up once I started a family. Mama in the City since 2008 and blogging since 2009!

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  1. Love this! We have a 2 year old and let him ‘help’ in the kitchen with dinner often. I find that the more he’s involved the happier he is eating the dinner. It’s easy with one – not sure how we’d manage two though! Great idea with the homemade pizza – veggies for you, cheese for them – everyone’s happy!

    • My husband is AWESOME at getting the kids involved in the cooking process. Way more than I am for sure. He taught Ben to crack an egg perfectly by age 3. He has way more patience for this kind of thing but also loves cooking way more than me!

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