I recently did a post of some of my favorite meals to make when delivering to someone. Sometimes there’s just no greater gift than having someone take the time to make you a meal and bring it to you. You don’t have to plan, you don’t have to cook, you barely have to clean. It makes for an easier night. It’s the gift that keeps on giving.
Last week I took dinner to a family that has 3 kids, and since it was several kids, and I really didn’t know how refined their palettes are, I decided to go a kid friendly route. Here’s what I did…
I made some pizza dough. (This is a great, simple recipe and even if you’ve never made your own dough, I bet you can do it. It just takes a little time.)
I formed a small crust for each of them, so they could make their own pizza just how they wanted it-dinner and an activity. I separated each of them with a piece of parchment paper, so they wouldn’t stick together.
I gave them a jar of sauce and shredded some mozzarella for them and then made a tray of toppings.
I’m sure I could have just put pepperoni and cheese, and the kids would have been happy, but I like things pretty.
I also gave them some fruit and a salad, and I made my one of my favorite Italian dressings and put it in a mason jar. The mom texted me that night for the dressing recipe. When you get requests, you know it’s good.
-6 Tbs. olive oil
-1 tsp. maple syrup
-2 Tbs. white wine vinegar
-2 tsp. dijon
-1/2 tsp. of garlic powder, oregano, basil, and thyme
-1/4 tsp. salt
-pinch of black pepper
Finally, since I tried to be kid focused, I made some cookies. Sidenote: If you have never looked at her cookie recipes, do yourself a favor. She has so many kinds, and I’ve never made a batch of any kind and not had them turn our perfectly/have someone ask for the recipe.
I felt just like the guy from Little Nero’s that delivers to the McAllister house. WHAT a dream.
Have a slice day,