Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Pizza Fun

We recently bought a Ninja blender at Costco and have been experimenting with it.  We are really trying to "make-it-ourselves" instead of buying ready-made when it comes to food items.  The Ninja makes great smoothies and salsa, but I wondered how it would do with making pizza dough.  Our kit also came with a recipe book which I highly recommend.  {The most important bit of advice I have is that when adding the flour, only add it in small increments.}

I also found this Pizza Learning Pack from Living Life Intentionally and we incorporated much of it for a fun {yet educational} day.  I didn't take many pictures, but here is one of the printables in action.  I use it inside a reusable dry erase packet I found in the dollar section at Target.  My husband works from home and is very much involved in the day-to-day schooling of our children.  I am very thankful for him!

We also were able to get copies of Pete's A Pizza book and movie from our local library.  The kids really enjoyed the movie and I did too (since I didn't have to read it!).

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And finally we made pizzas.  We made ours on wax paper...I do NOT recommend it!  I had a terrible time moving them onto the baking stone.  Either make directly on baking surface, or on parchment paper which can then be slid onto baking stone.    

I did not take any pictures of the finished product because (ahem) let's just say they baked a little too long and the dough raised quite a bit more.  They were not very pretty, but the kids still ate them.  Next time I will make some adjustments, but overall it was a fun and easy dinner!


  1. I am so glad that you have been able to make use of my Pizza Pack!! It is always so cool to see my work in action at others homes =-) You are all linked up on my blog - Have a WONDERFUL Easter!!
    Beth =-)

  2. Thank you Beth. Have a wonderful Easter also! I look forward to using more of your learning ideas.


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