Thursday, June 21, 2012

Lightning Fast Pizzas!!

In my angst over the tick situation, I left out the main reason for that afternoon blog post!! What the kid's ate after hiking!!!  Aside from plums, fresh and syrup sweet from a friend's tree, they had personal sized pizzas in a flash.  With some regular sized flour tortillas, deli sliced pepperoni, roasted red peppers in a jar, store bought pizza sauce, cheese and real bacon bits, they had a quick and delicious meal to hold them until dinner.  They are very active so I let them have fun with food every now and then.  The recipe is easy and the taste is comparable to any takeout I know.  Preheat the oven to 450* (don't worry it won't be on long).  Arrange tortillas on baking sheets, depending on size you should be able to fit 2 per sheet.  Take 1 tbsp. sauce and spread in circular fashion on tortilla.  Sprinkle about 1 tsp. shredded cheese atop sauce to help toppings adhere.  next, take 4 slices of the pepperoni and place in each quarter of the tortilla.  Pull roasted peppers apart in strips with hands and arrange around pizza. Sprinkle with about 1 tbsp. bacon bits, and top with desired amount of cheese,  I used about 1 1/2 tbsp. per pizza.  Pop in oven and bake until cheese is melty and the edges are golden, about 4 1/2 minutes.  Remove from oven, cut into quarters and serve.  You can mix and match the toppings to your liking, and the kids can even top their own pizzas, and score some experience points.  These babies aren't just for kids, so make enough for everyone!!! If you don't feel like heating up the kitchen, these pizzas can be prepared on the grill with equally impressive, tasty results.  Using a grill pan will help ease the cleanup, and leave awesome grill marks on the bottoms.!!

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