12 April 2010


Planning to serve spaghetti with marinara, salad and some sort of garlic bread tonight, I surveyed my fridge for ingredients.  Oh!  A Domino’s box!  With 3-4 pizza slices left over from last night’s lazy dinner splurge!  Hmmm, pizza’s Italian like spaghetti… maybe I can dress up the normal ho-hum spaghetti dinner?!

Enter my cookie cutters.  I ended up using a flower cookie cutter to cut shapes out of the pizza slices, topping them with a little extra Italian spices and grated parm cheese and baking them in the over at 350 degrees for 3-4 minutes.  I also cut some flower leaves out of the extra pizza bits.  Springtime Italian, mangia!

pizza flowers 003  pizza flowers 002

Yes, the fam was impressed (at least til they figured out what I did!).  Adding something new and unexpected to a routinely served meal keeps the kiddoes on their toes and, most importantly, keeps them from noticing the same ol’, same ol’! 

Hugs & Yums, Laurie