Wednesday, August 10, 2011

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie*

Last week I put a picture of Chef Maya up on the Facebook page, taken during a pizza making party . . . here's the whole story.

Homemade pizza is one of my go-to meals in the summer time---it's the perfect way to use up whatever random vegetables that I have left over from the week's CSA.  While amassing ingredients on the counter, I realized that pizza is a perfect meal for Maya to help make.  So we threw on her chef outfit (party favors from a friend's birthday party!) and got down to business.

Zuchinni, shredded cheese, sauteed onions, olives, oregano, basil, leftover veggie pasta sauce, and pizza dough from the freezer

Making pizza?! I can't wait!

We put flour on the counter . . .
  . . . and Maya did not want to touch it.

We kneaded the dough . . .
  . . . and Maya did not want to touch it.

 But she sure looked cute :)

Daddy threw the dough . . .

 . . . and Maya thought it was hilarious!

When it was time to roll the dough . . .
 . . . Maya wanted to play with the radio.

When it was time to put on the sauce . . .
. . . Maya wanted to bang her spoon in the sink.

And then, finally, we found something that she liked: 

CHEESE! (Really, who doesn't like cheese?)

She hasn't learned about symmetry yet.

We added some toppings . . .


Yum :)

The verdict:  delicious and fun, despite the fact that Maya was semi-uninterested during much of the process.


Tara (Reynolds) Maupin said...

so fun! I always look forward to your updates and Maya's pictures...she's just so adorable and I enjoy watching her develop!

Anonymous said...

This is so precious. Reminds me of the times my oldest son would "paint" the vegetables with a pastry brush and garlic and oil before roasting. Kitchen memories are fabulous!