These days families are resorting to quick and easy meals or ordering take out. The tradition of home cooked meals and families eating together has become less of a norm. But many people don’t realize that mealtimes is the perfect opportunity to spend quality time together. Cooking can seem like a daunting task, but children get excited to help out, so let them get involved in the process.
Cooking with your children can also be the perfect educational opportunity whether it’s teaching them nutritional facts, shapes, colors, kitchen safety tips, metric systems and more. Other benefits that stem from cooking with your whole family are:
Responsibility – Children gain of sense of accountability when it comes to a task that they are given.
Teamwork – This allows each family member to see the value of their loved ones while also teaching children it takes a team to achieve a common goal.
Planning – Before its time to cook get your children involved in figuring out what ingredients are needed to prepare the meal.
Problem Solving – Substituting missing ingredients or figuring out the next steps is an opportunity to teach your children how to become resourceful.
Ready to get started? If so we have provided a meal that allows for multiple chefs to help out in the kitchen. And no need to stress about the mess that may evolve during the process because you will be creating lifelong memories. Besides, you can leave the cleaning to Mini Maid!
Here’s how to make an easy Grilled Two-Cheese Pizza:
What It Takes
1 package (3 ½ oz) fresh chèvre (goat) cheese (or your preferred cheese)
2 packages (10 oz each) prebaked Italian pizza crusts (two 8-inch crusts each) or 4 pita breads (8 inch)
4 plum (Roma) tomatoes, sliced
16 kalamata olives, cut in half, pitted
1 ½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese (6 oz)
1 tablespoon chopped or shredded fresh basil leaves
- Heat gas or charcoal grill
- Begin cutting Roma tomatoes, olives, and basil leaves in half
- Spread cheese evenly over each pizza crust
- Top pizza with your Roman tomatoes, olives, or your preferred topping (except the basil)
- Place pizzas on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 5 to 10 minutes or until crusts are crisp and vegetables are hot. (If crusts brown too quickly, place a piece of foil between crusts and grill.) Sprinkle with basil.