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Friday, May 29, 2015

All hail the mighty pizza

Me:  Hey kids, for dinner, how about I throw some flour, tepid water, a bit of yeast...

Them:  What's yeast?

Me:  It's a fungus...

Them:  OMG, grose, yuck, nononononononono

Plus various faux vomit sounds

Me:  Anywayyyyy.... to that delightful mix I'm going to add nothing but baby spinach, some tomato puree, mushrooms - another fungus - and capsicum.  Sound good?

Them:  NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Plus Oscar worthy faking their own death scenes of horror and disgust

Me:  Oh okay, I'll top it with a small amount of cheese.  But not the cheddar you're used to.  We're talking mozzarella.

Them:  The one that tastes like plastic?

Me:  Well, not really. Okay, sort of.  Ummm....Yep, that's the one.


Can you imagine that scenario playing out favourably?

No.

Which is why I will be forever grateful and in awe of the humble pizza.

My kids loathe so many veges between them that it's hard to find more than a few that they'll all eat willingly.

They eat all of the veges, they just don't realise it.  I am all about the stealth inclusion of every vege I can possibly fit into a meal.

Ignorance is bliss!

Nobody questions the almighty pizza.  Least of all, children.

Observe, tonight's dinner plus tomorrow's lunch....

The green flecks are ZUCCHINI and BROCCOLI STEMS, plus some mixed herbs, in my pizza base.
Lest I miss the opportunity to amp up the veg quota.

Please note the first name initial on each tray, to ensure that each child dare not consume a much feared vege.....FFS.
Note: Images are pre-cheese.  Because I totes forgot to capture the joy of the post-cheese pizza, let alone the finished product.  My bad.  My very hungry bad.

If I'd dared suggest my kids eat any combination of these items in any other format, I'd have a mutiny on my hands.

This is, hands down, our family favourite from the Tefal Cuisine Companion.

As much as pizza is my saviour, it has also been, until now, a complete pain in my ass.

I loathe kneading and leaving things to rise and then kneading some more.  

OMG, no time, no attention span....

One batch of dough in the Tefal Cuisine Companion takes me - literally - 7 minutes from the second I walk into the kitchen, until I'm topping the rolled out pizzas.

And it makes enough for dinner and lunch for all of us.  Crazy cheap.

Cheap, quick and easy.

Also healthy, compared to so many other quick meal options.

#1Hubby has been away all of this week.  It's been another week of bowing down and saluting those who solo parent for any length of time.  Single parents, FIFO parents, whatever your situation - I'm in awe of you.

And the working parents.  OMG...by the time I get home from work and school, put all my effort into refraining from using repeated shed words while completing three lots of homework, then do some housework - all while being interrupted multiple times to break up a Hunger Games style fight, or life and death debate before it deteriorates into a WCW smackdown...

I just can't face the time and effort required to pull together a meal that has a decent portion of veg, fibre, protein blah blah blah etc etc etc....  These pizzas have featured on our dinner tables four times once or twice in the past week, because they are so quick and easy.


Also healthy, compared to so many other quick meal options.  And, mercifully, happily consumed.


Am now awaiting the return of #1Hubby this arvo, and also the arrival of my Nobel Prize for Family Fiscal Awesomeness and Nutritional Management.


(Picture me, draping myself rather dramatically over the lounge (wine in hand, obviously)...milking it for all it's worth, intending to stay there for the duration of the WA long weekend, while #1Hubby does the bulk of the parenting).



1 comment:

  1. Children are so gullible. Can't see through a disguise to find the evil veggies lurking.

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