No matter how old you are, pizza is all kinds of magical. There’s nothing quite like pulling it out of the oven. But how do you make one fresh, not call delivery, and still get all the day’s chores done?
Here are a couple of things we do to stay organized, eat well, and still keep our sanity.
First, we have specific cleaning days (Monday and Friday), so that we always start our week and our weekends with a clean house. That way we can relax more on the other days and just pick up after ourselves on the off days. Picking up a little is way easier than major cleaning every day. The kids pitch in, we turn some favorite music on and turn cleaning into a dance party. We hurry to get things done, but we still do it right.
And then there’s dinnertime. Oh stinking dinnertime. Why do you have to roll around every day? I’m a food blogger, so you’d think I should get more joy out of it, but nope, I truly don’t always want to be cooking, but I still want to serve my family yummy food. Here’s what we do when that’s how I’m feeling. We pull out an awesome dish that the kids can help with and feel creative.
This upside down pizza is perfect. I let the kids pick a spaghetti sauce, which often has a little more oomph and flavor than store-bought pizza sauce, pick the “toppings,” throw it all in a baking dish, top with gobs of mozzarella cheese, and then just lay a Pillsbury pizza crust on top and sprinkle with a little Italian seasoning. Bake it and eat. Done and done. How can you beat that?