We had some friends over for dinner this weekend and they have two young girls (a first grader and a third grader). I didn't want the girls to be bored at our house so I created our dinner menu with them in mind. We served a build-your-own pizza bar and let the girls roll out the dough for all the pizzas. I think they enjoyed that and liked making their own individual pizzas with the toppings of their choice.
After dinner we switched the kitchen over to a build-your-own banana split bar. The girls were even more excited to make those and the adults enjoyed the finished product just as much. I can't remember the last time I had a banana split and I'm not sure why I'm not eating them more often (except for the obvious reasons). It was delicious. Really, what's not to love about banana topped with ice cream, chocolate sauce, spanish peanuts and whipped cream?
I got my hands on some Mama Lil's Peppers and they are the topping of choice in our house now. I did a version with the peppers and goat cheese. YUM! It's also great with sausage, olives, and mushrooms. My husband and I are crazy for the spicy peppers.
We had tons of extra toppings so we did pizza night again tonight. I still have some great toppings so we will be using leftover english muffins (from our mcmuffin breakfast) to make pizzas for lunch one day this week. As long as we're spending top dollar for groceries these days, you need to be resourceful in using them all. I used to be really wasteful with food and I've done a 180 for so many reasons. So, english muffin pizzas it is. I always loved them growing up so we'll see how they turn out.