Thursday, July 30, 2009

Kid Friendly Recipes - Translation - Easy!!

These are 2 easy recipes that I made last night. I would think that most kids (not my own, of course - ugh!) would love both of these dishes and they are sooooo easy that I had to share! The first was mini zucchini pizzas (thank you Betsy.) You just slice a couple of zucchinis, put them on a greased baking sheet, salt and pepper and then add a dollop of pizza sauce...

You then add some cheese. I used parm and cheddar.

And bake at 350 until the cheese melts! YUM!!!

The second dish was a beef roast (yes, this from a vegetarian!) and requires a crock pot! If you have kids and DON'T have a crock pot - WHAT???? I just get any kind of beef roast that happens to be on sale (I can usually find them for around $5) and put it in the crock pot with 1/4 cup worchesire sauce or balsamic vinegar and 1/4 cup ketchup and cook on high for about 5 hours. My Hubby (Happy Birthday, BTW) really likes this and so should your kids:) Unfortunately, I don't have a pic of it but it is fork tender and (according to my hubby - because I am indeed a vegetarian - delicious)!!!


  1. I am a die hard crock pot fan! I have several roast recipes but this one is different. I'll have to give it a try. The pizzas "look" yummy...not sure if my kids would eat them. It's worth a try though to get them to eat more veggies!


  2. Also works great with 1/4 c. A1 sauce, 1/4 c. water or chicken stock, and an onion. (I've also put the roast in the pot frozen, add a little extra water, and cook on low overnight...) The ladies I work with expect this at every office luncheon.

  3. I'm gonna have to try the zuchinni receipe!! Looks delish!


  4. The zucchini looks great. I will try it. I am the roast making queen at our school. I too am forced to make it at every luncheon.

    A vegetarian, WHAT? That is great. I thought about it a few times, but then I saw bacon. That ended it. You be healthier for the both of us.

  5. I love idea of the zucchini pizzas. I am finally learning to simplify my cooking after several months of much effort with little appreciation. Save the exciting food for the grown-ups! I'm sure with your gaggle of kids, simple is best. monica

  6. The pizzas look great. I thnk even my son would eat them as an appetizer.