Who remembers middle school home ec class? My fondest memories include sewing everyone in my family a pillow that year. Lucky them! Now who remembers the egg-in-the-hole recipe? You know, you cut a hole in the center of a piece of bread and crack an egg in the hole, flipping the toast? Please tell me you remember! Heck, even Food Network has a recipe on their website. No lie – Here. See! I told you. I actually found myself laughing hysterically at the reviews as if this was a Julia Child’s recipe.
If the Food Network can legitimately highlight the ol’ egg-in-the-hole recipe (suddenly this sounds dirty!) then I can share my super easy, like super, super easy lunch recipe that makes it rounds in our home. No shame!!
My daughter is at the age where we have an opinion for everything! Gone are the “easy” days of going with the flow or just doing as asked. I use to be able to prepare Lo’s breakfast, lunch and dinner, sit her in the highchair and place her meal in front of her, without even a peep. No options. No questions asked. Not now. Instead, my little vibrate two year old has her mind made up before I can even say, “Are you hungry?” And, it never fails that I am left starring at my screaming child negotiating a menu with her. It drives me insane! I hate when I lose control of the toddler train.
Nowadays we have two food groups in our house – chicken nuggets and fries (I know that is two things but they go together in one long winded statement) and pizza. Chicken nuggets and fries or pizza. I suck at the food pyramid guide.
So, when you are working with two options and a toddler who seems to play mind tricks on you and your words, you change it up for their and your own sanity.
ENGLISH MUFFIN PERSONAL PIZZAS
- English Muffins halved (I use whole wheat or multi-grain)
- Pizza Sauce
- Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
- Dried Basil and Oregano to taste
- Salt and Pepper to taste
This is the easiest lunch or dinner recipe for your kids! The great thing is that they can get involved with their food and start to appreciate cooking at an early age. Lo is adamant about pulling a chair over to the counter or stove and joining in the cooking action with me. So, this recipe is perfect because it is basically assembling.
Half the English Muffins in the quantity of pizzas you want to make. Spread a spoonful of pizza sauce onto each half. Sprinkle shredded Mozzarella cheese on each muffin half. Add salt and pepper to each personal pizza. Then add dried basil and oregano to season. Add pepperonis to top and then bake on a baking sheet for 10 – 15 minutes at 375 degrees.
You can have so much fun with personal pizzas. Set aside cooked ground sausage, bacon crumbles, pre-cut veggies, etc to really build your own personal pizzas. This option is a great meal for sleepovers when you have multiple kids with multiple pallets staying under one roof.
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