Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tasty Tuesday

Its been awhile since a Tasty Tuesday post.  I'm making it a goal to start making this post every week.  R & R can call out a McDonald's or a Sonic from 5-miles away which is sad to me.  A wake-up call that I need to spend a little more time in my own Kitchen.

I'm trying to find fun things to cook that the boys will be excited about eating.  I saw a cute idea for making "Pizza on a Stick" on the Artisan Bread in Five blog.  I was needing to whip these things out fast because I had let the afternoon get away from me. If the boys don't eat by 5:30 PM a witching hour will come into full swing ;-)  Soooo....instead of making my own pizza dough (which I know would make this recipe even better), I cheated and used pillsbury's pizza crust in the can.

Step 1: Pre-heat your oven to 400 Degrees.   Roll out the dough on your counter with a couple handfuls of flour so that it doesn't stick.  I used a rolling pin so that I could get it to spread as much as possible while keeping the rectangular shape.

Step 2:  Spread your sauce.  I used about 3/4 of a jar of store bought pizza sauce.

Step 3:  Put your toppings on.  The possibilities are endless...except if you live at Ft. Smith.  The Picky Eaters Club lives here and I just stuck with cheese.  Use lots of cheese...it is the glue that holds this recipe together.

Step 4:  Carefully roll the pizza up into a long snake.  Use a knife (or kitchen shears) and carefully cut the snake into slices.  Similar to how you make Cinnamon Rolls.  If you've never made Cinnamon Rolls, then just know that they should look like pinwheels.   Remember that you only have to bake what you think your crew will eat.  You can always stash a few of these in the freezer and bake them at a later time.

Step 5:  Place each Pinwheel on a Cookie Sheet (lined with Parchment Paper or Foil..saves on clean-up) and space them a few inches apart because they will expand.  Bake them for 20-25 minutes until golden brown. 

Step 6:  Immediately insert a lolly-pop stick into each pinwheel and allow to cool.  Your done!  The boys thought these were so fun to eat!


Abbey said...

Super cute idea!!! We are guilty of being fast food junkies most of the time, sadly more so this summer!! I also love that table runner.... did you make that?!!?

Carley said...

Great idea! Cody is a super picky eater and completely not motivated by food at all. I am going to try this! :) You are creative!

Lisa Banks said...

Very cute. I might have to try this too.