Monday, November 21, 2011

My 10 year old makes dinner

I know everyone else is posting about awesome Thanksgiving recipes, but I thought this was the perfect time to post something quick and easy.  If you've got lots of cooking to get done, a fridge full of thawing Turkey, baked ham, etc., the last thing you want to worry about is a complicated, time consuming dinner to get on the table these few nights before the big Turkey Day- and we all know - the kids' still gotta eat!

This dinner is very kid friendly.  In fact, my 10 year old made it all by herself!  And she was quite proud :)

Start with refrigerated pizza crust (or if you're really on top of things, a homemade pizza dough) - spread it out to a rectangle shape of desired thickness (you will not want this very thick).  Sprinkle your favorite cheese all over the crust (leaving about a 1/2 inch from the edge).  We used Parmesan and mozzarella.  Then top the cheese with pepperoni.  (We use turkey pepperoni.)  Then roll it up from the long side.
Add some parmesan, oregano, basil on top if desired.
Bake according to directions on pizza crust.
Slice your pizza roll and serve with pizza sauce!

My kids loved this, and my daughter loved that she was able to make dinner. (It was a nice break for me too!)  She served this with sliced oranges and a salad.

And my most favorite pictures of all....
Future blogger ;)
She had to take pics before anyone could eat!
(do not pay attention to the rest of the house in the background.  It is was a disaster!  I know, you just looked didn't you?!)


  1. I think I need to show this to my girls! Your "future blogger" is adorable.

  2. How resourceful! I feel like I could barely work the microwave when I was 10.

  3. omygosh! That is awesome, Kim. I love the photos of your future blogger. The pizza roll looks fantastic. She did a great job! Thanks for sharing this. I loved it!



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