You Can Cook Mini Pizzas and Healthy Pancake

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Snow day!!!  Do not know why but at our house snowstorms are an excuse to eat. And eat. For. lunch its mini pizzas.  I bought a store-made pizza dough. Remove from package and place in a large bowl coated with olive oil. This will allow the dough to become puffy and create a nice light crust.

Roll dough out to desired thickness. We like thin crust so about 1/8, the inch thickness. I then use a biscuit cutter or a glass with about a 3 to 4-inch diameter.  Place on a baking sheet coated with olive oil. Light coating.  Add a tsp of marinara sauce to each circle. Add 1 tbsp of grated mozzarella and a 1/4 tsp pares a to each round. Bake in preheated 400-degree oven for 10 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly.

My daughter is the health nut in our home. So I made these for her this morning. And she loved them.  Mix 1 cup.   whole wheat flour with 1/4 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp.     baking soda. Add 1 tbsp sugar and whisk together in another bowl mix together 1 cup low-fat almond milk. 2 eggs. Tsp vanilla and 1/2 cup ricotta cheese. (I put the ricotta.in a.blender and puree till smooth I prefer the texture)       add to dry ingredients and mix until combined. Add 1/2 cup blueberries.

Frozen works also.  Drop by 1/4 cup measures into a heated nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray and cook until brown. These pancakes take a little longer to cook than regular pancakes.  Serve with desired toppings.

I liked to microwave 1 cup of any type berries with 1 tbsp honey microwave for 1 minute on high rate cheese Add to dry ingredient stir to combine. Stir in 1 cup of blueberries. Frozen works also Heat a nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Add batter to the pan and cook until brown on each side. Use about 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake

So today is busy. Need a quick dinner. Spent the morning traffic court with my daughter. Had to thank her for the experience!!!!!!  So tonight meatballs of course son just told me he hates spaghetti and my daughter will not eat tomato sauce.  So rotini it is.  For my daughter, I take a cup of the cooked pasta add 1 tbsp of butter, and 1 tbsp olive oil. Mix together with 2 tbsp grated parmesan.

Make sure pasta is still hot when the cheese is added.  For the tomato sauce, I use a jar of sauce that tastes go9d and is on sale!   For the meatballs, I use 1/2 pound each of ground pork and beef.  I take left9ver bread any that I have. White Italian etc.   I store leftover not so fresh bread in the freezer and use for the crumbs.

About 1/2 cup.  Mix with 1 small grated onion. 1 egg. 2 cloves chopped garlic 1 tbsp fresh oregano or 1/2 tsp dried. 1 tbsp of dried parsley or 2 tbsp of fresh.  1/2 cup grated parmesan. 1/2 tsp pepper and 1 tsp salt.  Mix well then add meat and mix lightly to combine.  Don’t overmix. Meatballs will be tough. I preheated the oven to 350 shape meatballs. About the size of a ping pong ball.

Place on a baking sheet sprayed with nonstick spray and cook until brown about 30 minutes.   Remove meatballs with a slotted spoon and place in a large pot with one 32 ounce jar or preferred sauce. Cook on very low heat on the stove until cooked through. About 30 minutes.  Serve with any pasta and a nice loaf of bread

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