Posting a recipe
I have an awesome tip for you bloggers out there when you’re posting a recipe:
DON’T FORGET TO TAKE THE PICTURES
Or, even better, remember to take the pictures BEFORE the children eat the food and not AFTER. Like I did this weekend for today’s Meatless Monday / The Kids Cook Monday post. And, of course, we didn’t have what we needed to remake the Pizza Bites. Normally we would have made the food on Friday night so that I had plenty of time to get it ready for Monday. This weekend my 11 yr old had a campout with Scouts and my 8 yr old was feeling on the ick side. So we did it Sunday night for supper.
I’m going to go ahead and share the simple version now and I will repost the more homemade version, WITH pictures, later.
Super Simplified Pizza Bites
- 1 pkg crescent rolls or pizza dough (most of these are accidentally vegan, just read the label)
- 1 jar pizza sauce (again, check the label because some have dairy)
- 1 pkg Daiya mozzarella
- nutritional yeast
- garlic and onion powder, optional
- Pre-heat your oven according to the directions on your crescent rolls/pizza dough
- If you’re using crescents, separate the individual rolls on the pan you’ll be using. If you’re using pizza dough, cut it into squares big enough to be able to fold them over.
- In each “packet” put a spoon of sauce, nutritional yeast, Daiya, garlic and onion powders to taste.
- Fold over the dough and seal it. This doesn’t have to be perfect, but you want to keep all that gooey cheese inside as best you can!
- Bake according to the directions, but watch them. They tend to cook a bit faster than they would if you rolled up the crescents and baked them. I tend to set my oven five degrees lower and start checking them after about 7 mins.
They will be HOT inside! Let them cool for a minute or two before the kids bite into them. My guys love to make these. They beg for them weekly, to be honest. They’re great to serve with a salad and the fruit of their choice. My boys are on a pear kick lately. For supper, they had four pizza bites each with a simple romaine lettuce salad and pear slices. It’s the perfect meal on your super busy days or those nights when you just have zero oomph left.
What is your go-to busy night meal that the kids can make? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!