1. Easy Grilled Pizzas
For Mother’s Day I decided to grill out pizzas. I’m not a fan of eating out on Mother’s Day. It’s always crazy busy, and keeping kids happy in a restaurant isn’t the easiest anyway. Of course, our kids are all old enough to behave in a restaurant now. We’re long past the baby/toddler/preschool days. Still, it’s just nicer to skip the crowds and eat at home.
The grilled pizza idea came from the Sorta Awesome podcast. I love this podcast and a recent episode covered all things grilling. Laura Tremaine, one of the show’s hosts, shared that she likes to make grilled pizza using naan. This is an Indian style flatbread. You can find it in grocery stores. I’ll be doing a post on this soon, because it really is the easiest way to do pizza for a group.
We brushed the naan with olive oil on both sides and added sauce and toppings. It was a bit of a clean-out-the-fridge affair that night. We had some leftover ham slices, pineapple cubes from the freezer, a quick homemade sauce, pepperoni, red onion, mozzarella and cheddar cheeses. Everyone added what they wanted and then the pizzas went on the grill for a few minutes.
Quick, easy and crowd pleasing! I should have taken photos, but I didn’t think about it.
2. Company group #1
Our son, Isaac performed in the musical Aladdin last week. He played Sultan and did a great job! On Thursday night, we had the first set of grandparents come to see him. I wasn’t sure how many we’d have for dinner, but it turned out to be eight of us that night.
I followed the Weekly Meal Plan I’d printed and shopped with earlier in the week. BBQ Pork Sandwiches with Quick Cole Slaw fit the day perfectly. I put the meat in the crockpot in the morning and it was ready to eat when we were.
3. Company group #2
For the second night of the production, my parents came. The Weekly Meal Plan came in handy again. This time I went with Enchiladas with Chili Tomato Sauce. And because we had nine people, one of whom isn’t a big fan of beef, I also made a recipe of White Enchiladas as well.
What’s working in your kitchen this week?