Every Friday night is pizza night in our house. I make the dough and my husband does the rest—making a full size pizza for us adults and a little personal pizza for the kiddo. She's more particular about toppings than we are , so this ensures that everyone is happy. But since we usually make a double batch of dough and have it sitting in the fridge or freezer the rest of the week, I often try to turn it into another easy dinner option.
I recently made these Spinach Pizza Rolls and didn't for a second think that L would eat them. She's usually not a fan of cooked greens, but when she saw them sitting on the counter near dinner time and found out what they were, she asked to try one. And she proceeded to eat three! I was pretty shocked, to be honest. They are really good dipped in warm marinara sauce and you can totally make them with store-bought pizza dough.
They freeze well in a zip-top plastic bag with the air removed and reheat nicely in about 30 seconds, so they are a perfect thing to make ahead. Get the full recipe here over on recipe.com (I'm a regular contributor to their blog).
And a few things that caught my eye this week:
This Snack Stack from Re-Play Recycled looks pretty ideal for toting around toddler snacks.
Baked Peanut Butter Apple Oatmeal sounds like just the thing to start a cold winter day. (I'd probably leave out the brown sugar and rely on the apples and applesauce for sweetness)
This post on the joy of imperfection and removing a little of the tech-created panic in our lives. (It's not food related, per say, but still a good read and reminder.)
The new Thrive Market is an online store for natural food and body products. They sell items at wholesale prices (with a paid subscription) right to your door, so check them out to comparison shop your list. Their prices seem on par with Trader Joe's but since we live an hour away from the nearest TJ's, I may give them a try!