I like to try to forget how tough transition is for this family. They keep reminding me though so I can't forget! We've had our share of tears, tantrums and other grumpies the last week and a half. This morning, with tears in her eyes, Em said "Mom, I really like school, I just don't want to leave you and home and I'm kinda bored and I could probably do more stuff here.". It totally gave me a big lump in my throat because I can remember feeling the EXACT same way. I still vividly remember laying in my bed the night before kindergarten started and wishing like crazy I never had to go to school and leave my mom. I guess it's genetic. I know in another few weeks things will be fantastic but oh, these first few weeks are long.
|These Snoopy pajamas are tough to get off our sweet girl!|
Pizza Dippers (original recipe calls them stuffed pizza rolls,renamed by my kids) Recipe here
The only change I made was to make our own pizza dough. Right now we're really liking Mark Bittman's Pizza Dough Recipe
I stuffed a third with just mozzarella, a third with mozzarella and olives, and a third with mozzarella, olives and tomatoes.
I also made our own sauce. Here is the one we use. I decrease the water to between 3/4 - 1 cup. I use garlic powder rather than garlic and I add a little salt. I make it early in the day and let it sit in the fridge until we're ready to use it.
Kids are already asking me to make them again, a very, very good sign!