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The Boys Make Their First Pizza

While I was rolling out the pizza dough, two little helpers got underfoot so I let them help. They watched Elmo and Emeril make pizza on Elmo’s Magic Cookbook so they already knew the basics. Drama King helped roll out the first pizza and Little T helped roll out the second. I rolled out a third dough into a rectangle cookie sheet to make some cheese bread.

The boys each helped spread out the pizza sauce on “their” pizza. While Tim topped the cheese bread, I split the remaining mozzarella cheese into two bowls for the boys. They sprinkled cheese on “their” pizza while I divided pepperoni, Canadian bacon, and crushed pineapple. Once the cheese was sufficiently sprinkled, they ‘bammed’ on the toppings while I ensured none overlapped. By this time, they were about done with their helping so we washed up and off they went to play. Tim topped the pizzas with a touch more cheese and into the oven they went.

The pizzas are still in the oven and the cheese bread is out, cooled and divided into about a dozen pieces. About a quarter of those are already eaten as “test” samples by everyone in the house. So far the dough is the best we’ve made but we’ll wait for final thoughts after we eat the pizza.

By Angelia Embler

Angi grew up in southern Arizona but now lives in central New Mexico with her husband, two sons and four dogs. She creates, answers @Yoast support, and loves to ramble. Find her curled up with a book or watching her favorite TV shows, movies, or American football game. ?

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