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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Pepperoni Pizza Bites

Sometimes I just want to be a kid again.  I want someone to serve me my meals, put on my coat, brush my teeth, tuck me into bed and read me a story.

I want someone to decide what groceries to buy, put me into the best school and help guide me through this thing called parenthood.  Being a parent isn't easy.  I often wonder if I am aging at warp speed.  The grey hair sure seems to give that away.  

Hey Mom, if you are reading, did you have this much grey hair at 31?  And if we have a third child will my hair go completely white?

Just wondering.

Wondering why I'm talking about parenting and aging, yet featuring photos of pizza bites?  Well, sometimes I just want to eat like a kid.  There is just less stress and worry.  What vegetable should we have?  Forget-about-it.  How do I time the main dish and side dish to be done at the same time?  Forget-about-it.

You see eating like a kid is simple.  The other day, when it had been a semi-rough day, I made these pizza bites for dinner.  I was just done thinking for the day.  I didn't care what vegetable we had, I didn't care if a side of fruit was served and I certainly did not care to be spending much time in the kitchen.

And you know what?  The kids lived.  They ate these pizza bites for dinner and survived.  There was not one ounce of healthy ingredients served {okay, maybe my homemade pizza sauce using tomatoes from the garden last summer}, but other than that, it was just a fun-filled, kid-loving dinner.

And we all woke up the next day.

Can you believe it?

Here's my challenge to you.

Try not and make every meal such an effort.  Take one day a week to make something so simple it seems ridiculous.  Take one day a week to be standing in the kitchen for no longer than 20 minutes.  Use that extra time to play with your kids, go for a walk or catch up with an old friend.

I'll be happy to lend you this pizza bites recipe.  They come together in a jiffy.  Refrigerated pizza dough, pizza sauce, pepperoni and cheese.  Tuck the dough around the ingredients.  Brush with butter and seasonings.  Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until slightly golden.

That's it.

Oh, and next time I may try bacon cheeseburger bites.

Just sayin'.

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  1. Ally's Sweet & Savory EatsFebruary 17, 2013 at 2:13 PM

    Much agreed Kristen! I am in total agreement!

  2. Ally's Sweet & Savory EatsFebruary 17, 2013 at 2:14 PM

    That is the one bad part about this snack - you then want them everyday!

  3. Love it! And I totally agree with sometimes having something super simple for breakfast!

  4. I can't let Nick see this post, he'll want me to make this every day!! YUM YUM YUM!
    And don't worry, I already spend VERY little time on dinner and all meals :)

  5. I love it! Sometimes we have bake nachos for dinner!

  6. I really needed this post today - especially the part about not making every meal an effort. My son would love these pizza bites. I can't wait for him to try them!

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  8. Steph@Been There Baked ThatFebruary 18, 2013 at 2:25 PM

    It's nice to have a quick meal like this every so often, these would be a nice filling after school snack too. As for the grey hair, don't feel bad- I'm not even quite 30 yet and already getting them...ugh!

  9. Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)February 18, 2013 at 5:33 PM

    What a great idea!!! Those are cute, and would be very delicious!

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