Keeping Kids Busy with Cooking
What do you do when it is 95 degrees with 100% humidity outside? Not play outside, that’s for sure! We are staying inside and keeping busy with our summer Cooking with Kids Series. On tap for today, fruit pizza. This is a simple recipe, but does require you to turn on the oven for a bit.
We started out by looking for recipe ideas on Pinterest. We used this recipe from The Gingham Apron. I picked this one because it was quick and easy and only required minimal cooking. We wrote down our recipe, checked the cupboards and made a quick list of everything we needed to pick up at the grocery store.
Personal Fruit Pizza
Once we got back, we got to work right away. We used the sugar cookie mix package and followed the directions on the package. Instead of making one big fruit pizza, I decided to break the cookie dough up into 4 equal balls so that the kids could decide which fruit they wanted on their pizza. There is always less bickering if they can make their own. Once the kids shaped and flattened their dough, I popped them in the oven for 12 minutes, or until golden brown. While the dough was cooking we mixed together the block of cream cheese and the marshmallow fluff. I also washed, dried, and cut any fruit that needed cutting.
Then I put on a TV show while the cookies cooled. Waiting is so much easier when you are distracted! I gathered all of the ingredients and necessary supplies on the dining room table so that the kids could make their own pizzas once the cookies cooled.
The end result was messy and delicious! The kids LOVE cooking, and this is an easy recipe that also gets some of the daily fruit servings in. Next up, we are going to try making our own hummus. Sneak in some protein and serve with veggies. Look at me killing this mom thing!
What Should Appear on Cooking with Kids?
So far, we’ve created pretzels, ice cream, tacos, and fruit pizza. We have some recipes up our sleeves, but that doesn’t mean we can’t add to our growing list of recipes. What would you like to see us make with the kids? If you have a recipe you’d like to share with us, please comment below, send us an email, or reach out to us on Facebook.