5.06.2011

Pizza Night with Chef Elizabeth

We don't have kids. We're both teachers, which means we actually do have kids (teenagers, in fact) - about 100 (each) for seven hours a day. On Chris's side we have eight nieces, four nephews and one great-nephew; on mine we have one niece. Almost all of our married friends have kids too, and the neighborhood is full of 'em. All of which is to say, we have plenty of kids in our lives, so we'll stick with having kitties instead of kiddies.

But this post is about our beautiful niece on Amy's side, Elizabeth, who is turning five. Auntie Amy is trying her best to make Elizabeth a chef-in-training, so the other night we had a pizza party!!! Although Uncle Chris had to toss the dough in the air (only because he's so good at it), Elizabeth put on the sauce, cheese and lots of pepperoni (keeping her hands very clean all the while). While the pizza was baking, Elizabeth very intently stirred up a quick batch of cupcakes for dessert (after making a handprint in the dry batter first, of course). Here are some photos of Chef Elizabeth at work. We hope enjoy your weekend and get to spend some time cooking with the ones you love!!!

Putting on the sauce while singing "Pizza is the sauciest"



Can't have dirty hands when you're cooking!



Handprint in the sand cupcake mix



Mixing up the batter


9 comments:

Christine's Pantry said...

We love pizza. I want a piece. :-)

Anonymous said...

How cute is this blog!!!!

jck said...

Precious.

Erin said...

Love making pizza at home!!

Kate@Diethood said...

OH YUM!! Pass me a slice of that pizza, please!!
And those little hands are so cute!

Lo-mo said...

Fantastic job Chef Elizabeth! Pizza is always a fun thing to make in the kitchen!

Tracey @ KitchenPlayground said...

So sweet! As a 1st grade teacher, I can appreciate the fun you must have had cooking with Elizabeth.

Tiffany said...

God bless you both! I feel that teachers do not get the recognition they deserve. For what it's worth, I appreciate teachers! And super cute pics of the chef-in-training! :D

Jessica said...

Nothing can be more perfect as an activity than to make pizza! I'm sure chef Elizabeth's pizza turned out divine!