For the first posted recipe, I’m choosing something very simple. Four ingredients, 15 minutes. We had this beside omelets for dinner, then C ate the rest cold for snack a few days later. We like our leftovers cold around here.
- 5 ripe plums, pitted and sliced thin
- pre-made whole wheat pizza crust
- 2 T olive oil
- 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
Our pizza crust could have been baked right on the oven rack, but I chose to put it on a pizza stone. Preheat your oven to 425.
I poured the oil into a shallow bowl, and using a basting brush (one of C’s favorite utensils), I demonstrated how to dip the brush in oil, then “paint” on the crust. Left to right, top to bottom. Then it was his turn while I pointed out spots he’d missed.
The sliced plums were brought over on a plate and I showed C how to lay the slices side by side on the crust. Of course, he wasn’t interested in symmetry or full coverage. Mostly he just wanted to eat them! I went ahead and adjusted the plums so they filled the pizza, leaving a clean edge. Your child may be picky about not having his “work” messed with. In that case, leave the pizza as is. An attractive product isn’t the goal here. Similarly, if he’s not into putting the plums on the pizza, let it be. Not worth the fight.Finally, I sprinkled the feta over the plum slices. By this time, C had lost interest, otherwise, I’d have had him scoop the crumbles from the container with a spoon and sprinkle (or dump!) them himself.
The pizza went into the oven for about 10 minutes, until the feta was a little browned. Using a pizza cutter, I sliced it into squares to make it a little more manageable for C, but ended up cutting his into smaller pieces anyway. The leftovers were stored on a plate in the refrigerator, covered in plastic wrap, and were still good 4 days later. C enjoyed the purple feta!