Pizza Night: The Quick and Easy Family Tradition

Amy Jo Jones

Flickr photo by FoodiesF
Who doesn't love pizza? It's hot, delicious, easy to make, family-friendly, economical, and the possibilities for toppings and varieties are endless!

Pizza night started out in my house on Friday evenings out of convenience (and my love of cheese), but now it's a weekly and much-loved tradition that has become a family affair.

Here's how it works:

My job is to pick up the pre-made pizza dough from the local bakery. I buy one bag of white dough and another of whole wheat. I'm also in charge of cheese grating and topping preparation.

My husband's job is to perfectly roll the dough and set them on the trays.

My 5-year-old's job is to put everything on the pizza.

My almost 2-year-old's job is to make the biggest mess he can with the flour that falls on the floor, but we love him anyway.

No matter how hard I try to convince them, my kids love plain cheese pizza with standard tomato sauce the best, but these are my latest personal favorites for the grown-up pizzas:

1. Roasted garlic, goat cheese, fresh basil, and pepperoni

2. Hawaiian ham and pineapple

3. Chicken, barbecue sauce, Gorgonzola, and red onion

4. Pesto, sun-dried tomatoes, and mushrooms

What are your favorite pizza toppings?


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