Friday, January 8, 2010

What's for Dinner?

How many times can four kids say in one day, "Mom, we're hungry?" or "Mom, what's for lunch?" or "Mom, what's for dinner?"? Since my kids have not gone back to school yet from Christmas vacation, I have been asked those questions quite a bit lately.

Yesterday, we were barely done with breakfast and someone was asking me what was for lunch. Then I turned the question around on them and asked them what they wanted for lunch. The reply from the girls was pizza. Unfortunately, I had to tell them that we were all out of frozen pizza and I couldn't just run to the store and buy some. The weather here is still awful. The wind chill this morning was supposed to be -40 degrees and our high for today is supposed to be -1 degree (that is without the wind chill factored in). Do I need to say that the kids and I have not left the house in days? It is so cold here that it is too cold to even go outside to play in the snow.

Anyway back to meal time. So, lunch ended up being fruit and homemade mac'n cheese. But, I did tell them that we could have homemade pizza for dinner. Then throughout the afternoon they kept asking me when I would start the pizza dough and made the pizzas. You would think that my children never get fed and are starving. They watch the clock for it to be 3:00 p.m. because that is snack time each day. The girls know that there is no food consumed from the time lunch is over until 3:00 p.m. I had to make this rule quite a while ago because otherwise my children would snack all day and not eat a decent meal.

At 4:00 I started the pizza dough in the bread machine. At 5:00 I browned the hamburger for the pizza. At 5:30, Ashlin and I rolled out the pizza crust. Ashlin was my cooking helper.

Ashlin and the rolled out pizza crusts.
The unbaked pizza ready for the oven.

The finished pizza.

The girls eating pizza and drinking Shirley Temples.

Erica enjoying her pizza.

I just have one question, "What's for dinner tonight at your house?".

Take care,


  1. It's Pizza night at our house. Every Friday night we order in pizza. I deffinately look forward to not having to worry about "What's for Supper" on Friday nights! Now if I could only find something for the rest of the week. Have a great weekend! The pizza in the pictures looks yummy!

  2. Your pizza looks so yummy!!! Hoping for a warmpup in the weather. All I want to do is stay in and eat cookies! :)


  3. I can soooo relate to this post! Carson asked me at 9:30 a.m. yesterday if it was lunch time!

    Speaking of food, my tuna and noodles turned out great last night! Thanks for the tips!

    Stay warm this weekend! We are freeeeeezzzzing here! Hurry up, Spring!

  4. We have never tried homemade pizza but yours looks like it turned out great! We need to test it out this winter. Keep warm!

  5. Looks great! Dinner ideas are such a challenge every day, my girls always love my mini pizzas though, I use english muffins.