If you're like me you like to do the special little things that make life more fun for your family, especially around the various holidays?
One thing we do that is really easy and fun for the kids is let them make individual pizza's - this way everyone gets what they like and of course, getting your kids in the kitchen is a very good thing.
While there are many, many recipes for homemade pizza dough, if you are pressed for time you can make it really easy on yourself and use canned biscuits (use the jumbo ones if possible) or Jiffy pizza crust mix- a box is less than a dollar.
Let the kids roll out the biscuits or give them a small amount of the dough to make their own heart shaped pizza for Valentine's day then spread on a layer of your favorite pizza or spaghetti sauce (we like the Hunt's and buy it on sale for less than $1 a can).
Top with cheese (we like a combo of mozzarella and parmesan and your favorite pizza toppings- pepperoni, ham, green peppers, mushrooms, pineapple, olives, broccoli, chicken, ground beef, etc... the possibilities are endless. The girls used to spell out words or make faces sometimes, depending on their moods.
Bake in a 375 degree oven for 8-10 minutes (could be more or lessdepending on your oven- this is what works for us) and enjoy.
A couple of other ideas if you aren't into pizza- heart shaped meatloaf "iced" with mashed potatoes, heart shaped quesadillas (cut the tortillas with sharp kitchen shears or metal cookie cutters), and of course heart shaped sandwiches for lunch. Use your imagination and very little else- it does not take a lot of time or money to make the ordinary very special and your kids will remember it always.
Posted by Sherry of Loon-atics In The Kitchen
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