Sunday, April 22, 2012

Pizza Rolls!

It's been a fun and busy weekend for us. Saturday morning, I helped out at our MOPS consignment sale, which was super fun. After I came home, my hubby headed outside with Judah and they got a bunch of outside work done. Later, we all went to Home Depot together and I got a new bush, that we planted today! I love plants! This morning Jeremiah just took Judah to church with him because I wasn't feeling well. I don't know what's making me feel sick but, for the last few days, I've been getting totally random waves of nausea  and also a feeling like I'm going to pass out. Alright, I know what you're thinking and NO, I'm not pregnant. After church, more yard work was done and then this evening, we all went for a drive together to look at the tulips and visit our favorite ice cream spot. So yes, it's been a good weekend and I hope you've had a good one, as well!

Anyway, that was our weekend in a nutshell. The real reason that I sat down to write this post is because I have a recipe to share! I mentioned on Friday that I was going to try and make Pizza Rolls and that if they were a success, I would share how I made them. Well, on Friday night, we had 4 kids for dinner, who were all 3 and under and they all gobbled up their dinner (including the bell peppers and mushrooms), without any fuss. My husband also said that I should make these more often so, I guess it was a success!

So, if your family likes pizza (and who's doesn't), and you'd like to switch things up a little, here's what you do:

At our house, we like our pizza with loads of toppings. However, the veggies need to be cooked really well, for my kids to eat them. So for our pizza roll, I started out by pre-cooking the mushrooms and bell peppers.
 While the mushrooms and bell peppers cooked, I chopped up some fresh basil.
 Next, I rolled the pizza dough into a large rectangle. You could make your favorite homemade dough or just buy one from the store. The one that I used was from the store. Shh! Don't tell anybody!
 Spread tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, lots of fresh pepper and the chopped basil onto your pizza dough.
 Next, add the cooked veggies and a layer of pepperoni. I used turkey pepperoni and it tasted just fine.
 Add a bunch of grated cheese.

Now you'll carefully roll your pizza up and pinch off the ends. THIS was my favorite part. I love making cinnamon rolls but, I hardly ever have a good reason to make them. Rolling up the pizza reminded me so much of making cinnamon rolls, it's just so fun.
After the pizza is rolled up, use a knife to cut it into pieces, that are just about 2 inches wide. 

 Place the pizza rolls onto a greased cookie sheet. At this point, they can either be baked for about 15 minutes, in a preheated 350 degree oven or, you can put the whole cookie sheet into the fridge and pull them out to bake later. Personally, I love having dinner made earlier in the day and being able to bake it later. My days aren't always that organized but, when dinner is ready and waiting in the fridge, it does make me feel like I'm on top of it.
 So, that's all there is to it! Basically, make any kind of pizza that you like,  roll it up, cut it into pieces and then bake it. So easy and my kids loved it.
This coming week, I'll be joining Ali Edwards for "A week in the life". Basically, I'll just be documenting what we do on a regular basis. I've been thinking about my goals for this project and the thing that's most  important to me, is to write down what I'm going to want to come back and read later. I want to document memories, little everyday moments, what my life is currently like with my 3 year old and 18 month old.

Until next time...Happy Pizza Rolls.

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  1. This looks delicious! And because I'm super-strange, I read it and kept singing 'PIZZA ROLL', a la the song from the nineties 'Tootsie Roll'. So thanks for the recipe and the memory! :)

  2. Great blog! I'm a new follower to your fun blog via the blog hop. Have a great week!

  3. These look really good. Coming over from Kelly's Korner.


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