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Tuesday, May 4, 2010


As many of you may have guessed, one of my favorite things to do is cook with my daughters. I love it, and so do they!
Today we made lunch together. Both loved it, and spinach was part of the process! No scrunched up noses, picking leaves out, or refusals. Success!

(I wanted to take a picture, but I needed both hands to directing the slopping of pizza sauce and cheese.)

Twirly Whirly Pizzas (from Parents magazine)-- These pizzas end up looking like little cinnamon rolls.

Ingredients: pizza dough (homemade or refrigerated), pizza sauce (or marinara or leftover spaghetti sauce), fresh spinach leaves, mozzerella cheese (or whatever you have in the pantry).

  • Roll out the dough into a large rectangle on a floured surface. Hard to make a mistake, so you can let your munchkin help.
  • Spread sauce over the dough.
  • Top with cheese.
  • Top with spinach.
  • From the short side, roll into a tube shape.
  • Cut into 8 pieces and put in a greased pie pan. Top with more cheese.
  • Cook on 400 for 20-22 minutes.

If you want to see a picture of what it'll look like, click here.

This is a great way to get your kids involved in cooking and trying new foods. My daughter, apparently frightened by anything green these days, was eating raw spinach leaves as we cooked.

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

Fun. I've been looking for some good summer recipes.

Here is another one you might like!


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