Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Hormel October - National Pizza Month

Did you know that October is National Pizza Month? This might be our kind of holiday, since we do enjoy our pizza nights.  As a general rule, there's always a few homemade frozen pizzas in the freezer to pull out for quick suppers with a kettle of soup (homemade bbq pizza is my favorite, topped with leftover bbq pulled chicken or pork).

Pizza is also a great way to get kids involved in the kitchen. Even the littlest helpers can sprinkle cheese or add pepperonis to a pie. Hormel also offers these tips for getting kids to help:
  • Start off the experience by shopping for ingredients together. Let your kids write out their own lists with their favorite toppings and allow everyone to make an individual pie! 
  • Make the food preparation process fun. Let kids cut their dough and toppings into fun shapes; encourage creativity while cooking.
  • Put a theme to your family pizza night! Do you want to pretend you are having a meal in the streets of Italy? Can your kid’s design the kitchen to match their favorite pizza restaurant? Put up decorations and set the table to round out the experience. 
  • Cooking can be an educational experience, as well. Use cooking to educate your children on family history and recipes. Cooking also teaches kids about kitchen safety and proper handling of measuring and cooking tools. 
Besides the bbq pizza, we love trying out new varieties of pizzas, besides the standard cheese and pepperoni (which yes, is a favorite too).  These recipes all sound like things we'd love too!
  • Chicken Pesto Pizza: take your dish to the next level and impress the rest of your family with this gourmet pizza featuring Hormel® Chunk Breast of Chicken, pesto and your favorite cheeses. 
  • Peppy Three Cheese Pizza: microwave your favorite pizza crust or tortilla with a mixture of cheeses and Hormel® Pepperoni for one minute and instantly enjoy a quick snack or meal! 
  • For a smaller, bite-size pizza meal or tasty appetizer, serve your family or guests Hawaiian-Style Pizza Bites which are deliciously topped with chopped Hormel® Canadian Style Bacon and crushed pineapple. 
What are your favorite kinds of pizza?  Bonus points for interesting!

Disclosure: I have received product and information from Hormel Foods in exchange for being a Hormel Foods Extended Family Blogger. All opinions expressed within the post are my own. 

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