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Pizza Night with the Family this Summer!

    Pizza Night with the Family this Summer!

    Why not make pizza once a week? Your family will benefit greatly from beginning this practise. Thanks to our technique for grilling pizza, you may also have a delicious meal in the comfort of your own garden this summer.

    My family, like many others, has spent the previous few months staying inside to avoid contracting Coronavirus. Despite the fact that our lives have been flipped upside down due to COVID-19 and other factors (distance study, cancelled sports and activities, etc.), our weekly Family Pizza Night has remained a constant and a source of stability.

    Regularly scheduled Friday night pizza time with the family.

    After the birth of my twins a few years ago, my husband and I made it a point to make pizza at least once a week. A ritual I’ve performed so many times that it’s become a kind of meditation is starting two batches of pizza dough every Friday at 3 p.m.

    Recently, we began offering individual pizzas, and they have been a huge success. Two of my daughters were overheard saying, “This is the finest pizza ever.” Additionally, “Making your own pizza is a lot of fun.” or, “I want to customise mine to resemble a Nintendo Switch.” It’s been great to see kids take charge of supper preparation and embrace new experiences.

    Since this has made me happy, I’ll explain how to have a successful Family Pizza Night that will leave everyone satisfied and content.

    1.The First Step: Planning Your Pizza Party

    • Make 8 equal-sized balls out of the pizza dough.
    • The toppings should be placed smack in the centre of the table.
    • Set up individual work stations for the kids by placing a sheet of parchment paper at each chair and a ball of dough on top. They may then form their pizzas anyway they choose! This approach is great since my husband and I want a thinner crust while our children prefer a thicker crust.In this way, everyone can relax and chat while the pizzas are being made, which is why I prefer this arrangement. All the enjoyment comes from interacting with one another.

    To prevent the dough from sticking, roll it out between two sheets of parchment paper. In this method, you can simply roll out the dough without producing a huge mess.

    2. Pizza on the Grill!

    The grill is the best and fastest method to prepare pizza for one.My husband starts the grill as I help everyone lay out their dough. I use the instructions for grilling pizza found at Simply Recipes.

    • grill the dough for a few seconds on one side.
    • The grilled side should be facing up when you add the toppings and you should turn the sandwich over to do so.
    • The grilling should be done.

    3. The Pizza Toppings

    Pizza is a fantastic way to use up leftovers from the fridge and to encourage picky eaters to experiment with different flavours. The toppings may be scattered over the table, but I prefer to keep them corralled in a single area by placing them in individual ramekins on a tray. This not only helps the youngsters keep the toppings organised, but it also makes them simpler to access and share. Due to our high consumption rate, I used regular dishes for the cheese and sauce.

    For anyone curious, here are some of our favourite condiments:

    • Pasta with Marinara (either homemade or Rao’s, which I use)
    • Sauce for barbecuing
    • Sauce Alfredo
    • Buffalo mozzarella
    • Feta \sPepperoni
    • Chicken and Spinach Salad with Onions
    • Pineapple
    • Cilantro \sPeppers
    • Mushrooms
    • Olives

    More condiment options are always welcome. You can never tell what your children will end up enjoying if you don’t let them experiment with different combinations.

    My 13-year-old daughter just learned that she really like feta on pizza, and my 7-year-old son recently chose to combine BBQ sauce with marinara. It was strange, yet it made her so happy.

    Putting food on a pizza makes it taste a thousand times better.

    Have a Good Time!

    This is not a contest to see who can make the most attractive pizza (although my 13-year-old would beg to differ). It may not be the most aesthetically pleasing dish, but as my husband put it, “it definitely is going to taste fantastic.” This is the truth!

    We hope you’ll enjoy joining us for Family Pizza Nights as much as we do!

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