Monday, September 19, 2016

Feeding A Family Of 8 Dinner - PERSONAL PIZZAS AND SKILLET COOKIES

This is a busy year for us!  As we "BLEND" into one family, we are juggling five schools, six grades, 6 kids, extracurricular activities (baseball, music, drama, etc.) wedding planning, and two working parent's schedules as well.  We do the best we can, especially when we have all the kids together in our home to eat together.

I was not paid to feature this post!  I was not compensated in any way by posting about this meal idea for our blended family!  All items noted in this post were purchased on our own accord.

I'll be the first to admit that I am not a gourmet chef.  I wish I was!  In fact, I love learning how to make homemade, fresh and flavorful meals.  In reality though, some nights I can't pull off a three course "Food Network" meal for our family.  
Some nights...

It's night's like tonight that we do simple, easy and yet quite satisfying & fun!
Tonight we are making personal pan sized pizzas.  This is our youngest son's favorite thing to make for dinner too!

Each person (since there are eight of us) can top their pizza with all the yummy goodness THEY PREFER!  This is far cheaper than ordering pizzas to be delivered...and a lot more fun & personal too!

THE BEST PART...they don't have to just share a pizza, so they can add as much sauce as they want, as much cheese as they want, pepperoni, etc.  YES...this CAN BE messy!  Yes, you might have to re-clean your entire kitchen when you're finished.  But if you prep ahead of time (prebake the dough, cut up the veggies, etc.), it's pretty painless, quick & simple!
We bought our personal pizza pans on AMAZON.com (CLICK HERE).  Obviously, I had to order two sets, so we would have enough for us all!


(pictured above: a cheese pizza, some garlic cheese breadsticks, and a loaded toppings pizza)

Our pizzas tonight only took two of the Pillsbury dough's cut into fourths & pressed into the pans for the crust.  We had two types of sauces, sliced olives, pepperoni, green bell pepper (homegrown from Grandma's garden), pre-shredded mozzarella and parmesan cheese. YUM!  
Plenty of healthy toppings to choose from!
Our Pizza Pans double as personal "skillet cookie" pans too.  We just buy some premade cookie dough or make some of our own, push the balls of dough into the pans, bake like a cookie, pull them out a little early (we like them a little doughy) and top with your favorite ice cream! 
It's MELT IN YOUR MOUTH DELICIOUSNESS! 

What are you having for dinner tonight?
Do you have any other large family, quick & easy dinners you can suggest to me, as we continue our "BLENDING" this year?
PLEASE SHARE your links to recipes, etc. in the comment section below!!

I was not paid to feature this post!  I was not compensated in any way by posting about this family meal idea or the products we used to create this meal for our blended family!

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