I do my best to plan our meals a day in advance, even if that means nothing more than checking in the fridge to make sure there are enough leftovers for everybody. During the week, I do really well. Honest. The weekends, however, throw me for a loop. Sundays in particular. We head off to church (in theory) by 9 am and don’t return until about 1 pm. Too late for a full lunch but whatever breakfast we scarfed down is definitely gone. The kids are dying to get outside and play with their friends. E4 needs to nap. Lunches need to be made. Goose and I like to sit for a few minutes by ourselves, basking in the ability to converse for two minutes or more without interruption.
By 5 pm though, all bets are off. These little suckers are hungry. And we’d like one more chance to really connect with them before the week gets underway. That’s how Sunday Night Pizza Making was born.
We don’t do it every Sunday, maybe once a month. It’s laid back and runs pretty smoothly by now. Unless, of course, Mama has forgotten to take the pizza dough ball out of the freezer the night before. Nothing describes a crisis more succinctly than starving children and a failed meal plan. Solution: Dempster’s Tortilla Wraps.
They are way less messy than dough for starters. And I can put a package out of the freezer at any point. We tend to use the Dempster’s Tortillas 7” and let the kids make multiples (look! I ate three whole pizzas! Yes you did, Hollow Legs, thank you)
If you’d like to institute a pizza making night at your house, don’t sweat the details. Use whatever you have on hand. Our selection varies between events. This time we had a few different cheeses and some lunch meat to use up. Sometimes I remember to have pepperoni on hand. But mostly not. Also, kindly ignore the snacked on tortilla to the top centre right. Patience is not always E4’s greatest virtue.
This is my pizza making crew. A fine looking bunch if I do say so myself.
E3 was heavy on the sour cream and cheddar this time. Hey, it’s his pizza. He made it, he ate it. That is the only rule.
E1 leans a little more towards the multiple cheese and bacon end of things. Oh, and BBQ sauce, of course.
Goose and I like to experiment a bit. This is a pierogi inspired variation: sour cream, mozzarella, caramelized onions, sauerkraut, and bacon.
Goose dreamed up maple mustard, sliced roast beef, caramelized onions, and Oka cheese.
But we never forget about dessert. A little butter and brown sugar, sliced apples, cheddar cheese, bacon, and a drizzle of maple syrup.
So give it a try. It’s also a great solution if you are trying to cut down on carbs. I have used it for family get togethers. Have I mentioned how much less mess there is than using pizza dough?!? Anything that results in fewer dishes is a keeper in my books.
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