Friday, February 19, 2010

Pizza Party Friday

It's Friday... and the Olympics are on (tonight and for another week). What better night than to make some homemade pizza, kick-back and relax while watching this world-wide sporting extravaganza?!

Wagner, Lisa.
Cool Pizza to Make and Bake (Easy Recipes for Kids to Cook).
Abdo Publishing Co.
Review copy borrowed from local library.

This is a very interesting concept book for kids, as it shares not only some easy pizza recipes for their enjoyment, but is also full of information relevant to the making of pizza - tools that will be needed, cooking terms, and even the coolest pizza ingredients (although I was disappointed that my personal favorite, flatbread shells, weren't among those mentioned)!

Learning/Reading Activity:
  • Share the book together as a family. Mention that each person will be allowed to create his/her personal favorite for Friday Night's Pizza Party!
  • Determine what your "crust" will be... Traditional dough, bagels, or pita bread?
  • What kind of cheese(s) will you use: Monterey Jack, Mozzarella, Parmesan, Cheddar?
  • Toppings? Mushrooms, Black (or my favorite, Green) Olives, Pepperoni, Canadian Bacon, Pineapple, Onions, Green Pepper? Or any others that your family deems necessary for the perfect pizza!
  • Purchase the required ingredients... if making tradition dough, work together as a family to do the mixing!
  • Work together and recreate the Pizza-Riffic sauce (recipe is included)!
  • Then, top your pizzas your way! Offer each other ideas and suggestions to increase communication as a household!
  • Kick-back, settle down in front of the Olympics and enjoy those pizzas!

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