This has been a very productive weekend! The whole family worked hard getting the house ready for Halloween, both of the kids had writing & research projects that they were working on for school, we had costumes to finish getting together, and I finally finished organizing my office and desk area which was a goal of mine to have finished this week. I couldn't have finished my office this weekend without Gary's help, it is nice having help when sorting papers!
Because the weekend was so busy, when Sunday evening came around I thought it would be fun to have a low key dinner and watch a show together as a family. So we all had fun in the kitchen making mini pizzas. I had originally purchased the ingredients for mini pizzas for a Halloween appetizer, but when I realized everything else that would be in the oven, I knew there wouldn't be any time to make the mini pizzas. Instead, the mini pizzas turned out to be a fun way to make a quick dinner.
These pizzas are super easy to make, and a fun thing for kids to help make.
Refrigerated Biscuits -basic regular variety that has 10 per pack
pizza sauce - you could also use spaghetti sauce or add some seasoning to tomato sauce
shredded cheeses like mozzarella and cheddar jack
pizza topping- Hormel sells mini pepperoni and sausage and hamburger crumbles , you could also set out olives and pineapple or whatever you like.
Preheat oven to 450 F.
Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray, parchment paper works the best.
Lay out 10 biscuits evenly spaced on each cookie sheet, and then press each biscuit down until it is thin like a little pizza crust- just like this.
Then add a thin layer of sauce.
Top with cheese.
Add toppings, and a little more cheese if desired.
Then bake each tray for about 7-8 minutes or until bottom is lightly browned.
Remove from oven, and serve with a salad.
I usually like to make things from scratch, and I hardly ever buy tube biscuits, but these are so fun to make, and tasty, that I am sure we will be making them again. My kids are older teens and would have no problem making these for their weekend lunch. Fun little treat!
After dinner while we were still enjoying one of our Halloween weekend movies, I got a jump start on tomorrows snacks and made a batch of Chex mix. My grandma used to make this during every Holiday season, I had never made it before, when I went to the Chex website, I was amazed to see how many Chex mix recipes they had, check out the website here, they have sweet, salty, spicy, whatever flavor you could think of, I am looking forward to trying a few more throughout the next couple of months.
I made this Chex mix with traditional seasonings, using a combination of the microwave and oven method, I melted the butter in the microwave and then mixed in the spices, see recipe here, tossed the cereal (wheat,rice and corn chex), pretzels, and goldfish with the butter seasoning mix until coated evenly ( I replaced the nuts and the garlic chips with goldfish, I couldn't find Garlic bagel chips and I can't eat tree nuts, so goldfish it is). Then I baked the mix at 250 F. for 1 hour stirring every 15 minutes. The whole house smelled great, and the mix turned out yummy, now I'll just have to leave it alone until tomorrow night- wish me luck!
I am really looking forward to our Halloween evening tomorrow night. Hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable Halloween!