Now that my girls are at the age where I think it's safe for them to do a little cooking on their own, I have been on the lookout for simple meal ideas that let them get more hands on in the kitchen. We all know that when they have a hand in preparing the meal, they are more likely to eat what they've made. Since Mariah is almost 16, she can handle more complex recipes, but Allison is just getting her feet wet in the kitchen, so we are starting with small recipes. So far, she's only really done grilled cheese and spaghetti, but she has been itching to get a little more creative with the cooking. I thought pizza would be perfect for her to move on to, since it involves layers and creating your own toppings, she would have complete creative control. I don't think she can handle making crust and sauce from scratch, but thanks to Rustic Crust, we get fresh, homemade taste without the effort of spending all day making sauces and crust from scratch.
All Rustic Crust ready-made crusts are:
• Use delicious, all-natural ingredients: Select herbs and spices, No GMOs or artificial ingredients
• Healthy for the whole family: Unbleached whole flours, no trans fats and no added sugar
• Convenient, ready-made pizza crusts that are ready to enjoy in minutes]
• Oversized Rounds for extra value
• Made in the USA
Even though she had complete control, Allison decided that since pepperoni pizza is her favorite, she'd stick with with just simple sauce, cheese and pepperoni for her toppings.
She was able to chose between Sea Salt and Basil, Crispy Italian Thin Crust, or Cheesy Herb Pizza Crust. She ended up with Crispy Italian thin crust. The delicious Old World Pasta Sauce comes 3 packets to a box, and each packet provided the perfect amount of sauce per pizza, so it made measuring a snap. She finished off her pizza with 2 cups of shredded mozzarella and some pepperoni slices. Baked in a preheated oven, her pizza creation was complete from start to finish in under 15 minutes.
And then it was time for the taste test. How did it turn out?
"Nom! Nom! Nom!" was the first words out of their mouths. Allison is thrilled she can add another item to her list of things she can make on her own in the kitchen!
Rustic Crust wants you and your family to get creative in the kitchen. It's fun to host a family pizza night, and they are sharing their best family pizza night tips HERE.
If you would like to learn more about Rustic Crust products, you can find them on their website.
Does your family like to host family pizza night? What are some of your favorite pizza toppings?