{Mama and Son Time} Making Pizza with my Boys

I used to have a tradition that every Friday we would make pizza or at least have pizza for dinner. I really miss this tradition, but while money is tight for now with the new home purchase, we will attempt to do our best to make it a once a month event or maybe twice a month for now.

Five year Old Making Pizza

I purchased pizza crust from Market Basket, pizza sauce, shredded cheese and some pepperoni slices earlier in the day. I set up the crusts on pan as well as sauce and cheese in two bowls so that the boys could have space to create their own pizzas; one cheese pizza and one pepperoni pizza.

Mother and Sons Making Pizzas

I had to encourage my seven year old son to do more on his own, lately his confidence has been going downhill a bit but that’s just simply due to medication changes. I worked to encourage him to put his own cheese and pepperoni on so he could be proud of his creation.

Mother Helping Son with Pizza

We had a great time together. The boys were enjoying the fact that they could make their own dinner.

Son Proud of his Pizza

K-man was super proud of his “cheesiest ever pizza” creation.

Seven Year old Son Proud of his Pizza

Aj was super proud of his “pepperoni-est pizza ever” creation.

We popped the pizzas in the oven for about ten minutes…

And then we ate, together as a family.

A Simple Pasta Recipe #recipe #pasta #foodie

This is a favorite pasta recipe for me. This is the first thing I ever really made on my own. You see I am not really into cooking, wasn’t ever really taught how to make things nor cook, but my sister is one hell of a cook. This is something I came up with based on seeing it somewhere long ago and ever since has been a favorite side dish for most any meal for me. Today I share with you my easy pasta recipe.

Hope you enjoy….

Easy to Make Pasta Salad

Ingredients –

  • Rotini Premavera colored pasta {fully cooked according to box instructions}
  • Italian Dressing
  • Chopped Green Peppers
  • Chopped Onions
  • Cubed Cheddar Cheese
  • Optional – cubed ham pieces

How to Create this Easy Pasta Side -

Since there are ways to create this pasta side as an individual serving or a full bowl for a get together, I have not noted amounts. Basically the amount of pasta and ingredients you place in the salad are dependent upon two things 1) preferences and 2) amount of people to be served.

  1. Place the cooked pasta under cold running water to cool it down after being cooked & Drained.
  2. Pour in Italian dressing until you feel all pasta has been covered.
  3. Pour in chopped onions, chopped green pepper, chopped cheddar cheese and the optional chopped ham pieces.
  4. Stir ingredients together in one bowl until mixed well.
  5. Add more Italian dressing if desired.

Hiding Her Face With Food

I just love my daughter, I love how she is only two sizes smaller than me for shoes and is already stealing my shoes to wear around the house as well as out of the house from time to time. Another new thing she does is to place FOOD in front of the camera any time I try to snap a photo, case in point;

Waiting at the school for her brother …. a lollipop snuck it’s way into being my main object in the picture.

While waiting at the farm stand for Dad, a king size muffin became Miss Ki’s face in the photo pictured above.

And last the ice cream face, apparently she felt the ice cream was exactly what I was trying to get a picture of instead of her beautiful face!

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