Monday, February 20, 2012

Family Time ... and a recipe

To commemorate finishing our recent bedtime read-aloud, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, we enjoyed a nice family night of build-your-own-pizza and a movie last night. I know it's not exactly like Lewis Carroll's version, but we decided to watch the newer Disney one with Johnny Depp in it. The girls fixed their own pizzas and we watched the movie on the couch with popcorn. It was actually a really great version! Here are a few shots of our evening.

If you're wondering how to make these yourself, they are super easy and your kids will love to make their own!


Whole Wheat Pita Bread
Crushed Tomatoes with Basil
Dash of Garlic Powder, Oregano and Red Pepper Flakes
Your Favorite Toppings ~ We used spinach, natural black olives, mushrooms (that I sauteed in butter with a pinch of Sea Salt first), purple onion, bell pepper and tomato
Shredded Mozzarella

Preheat oven to about 425 or 450 degrees. Spray a cookie sheet with Olive Oil spray (just so the pitas don't stick). Place pita on sheet, spread with crushed tomatoes and desired seasonings (I left the red pepper flakes off of the girls' pizzas). Sprinkle a single layer of cheese on top of the sauce and then let your kids go to town with the fixins. Sprinkle some more cheese on top and bake until the cheese melts or the pizzas are to your liking. Top with grated Parmesan and more red pepper if you like. Enjoy.


  1. Looks yummy! I especially loved the pic of the girls lying on the counter! :) Too cute!!

  2. oh my goodness...that looks SO yummy!!

  3. Thanks guys. It is ... and SO easy. We do it all the time. Much simpler than making pizza dough. :)

  4. I LOVE the idea of having a party after finishing a book...with something connected to the book! I enjoyed Depp in the Chocolate Factory...maybe I'll watch this one with my hubby.

  5. This really was a good movie! They did a nice retelling ~ of course they changed it up, but it was done really well!

  6. I have really been enjoying your blog. I too am trying to find a way to combine CM - who I LOVE - with a more Waldorfy feel. It will be an adventure. We start home schooling 1st grade in the fall. I home schooled my boys with Ambleside Online and House of Education - love them but don't really want to have to do all the work again. It looks to me as though you live in FL somewhere but I haven't figured it out. I live in S FL - down near Ft. Lauderdale and would love to have the support of other like-minded moms that you seem to have. You have inspired me to try to create a Handwork group too. Thanks for making my day...Cathy PS - love your Home Verse!!


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