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Mealtime Makeovers...Easy holiday snacks PDF Print E-mail

When the holidays come around, I know that I am not the only one looking for quick snack ideas, with the hustle and bustle of last minute shoppers and car loads of family rolling in to take over our houses for several days. Then, there is the regular daily activities to boot, we can all use a break now and again.

This recipe for kid-sized pizzas is so easy you could do it with your eyes closed. Not only is it easy, it is a great activity to allow your kids to help out a little with dinner and have some fun as well. I don’t know a single kid who wouldn’t like to help prepare a meal, it is the aftermath (dishes) that they will run from!

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas. Now grab these ingredients and take a snooze on the couch during dinner tonight. If a kid can make this meal, surely our husbands could too!


Kid-sized Pizza


1 package (12 ounces) English muffins, split and toasted

1 jar (14 ounces) pizza sauce

1 pound ground beef, cooked and drained, or

1 pkg. sliced pepperoni

2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese


Place muffins on an ungreased baking sheet. Spread with pizza sauce. Sprinkle with the beef or pepperoni and cheese. Bake at 425° for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 12 servings.

These can also be microwaved instead of baked to melt the cheese. This creates an easy snack for older children to make by themselves.