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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Dance Fever!!

I would like to take the time to let the reader know that I love to dance.

Loving to dance and being able to dance are not the same thing, but thats a minor detail and there's really no point in splitting hairs.

I love to dance and have felt it essential to pass along this love to my children. We car dance, we living room runway dance, we disco, we do the bop, we twist, and occassionally my husband will intervene and put something from the 80's on.

That is why when we were at the Pittsburgh children's museum and they announced a DJ dance party, we literally spent more then 25% of our time at the museum dancing. i also like math, but that's another post entirely.

I was the only mama dancing, but that's okay-- as the DJ reminded us every 3 songs, dancing is good excercise and we should dance (he might have said excercise here, but again, lets not get all detailed) 30 minutes a day.

My kids made me proud too-- they new the YMCA, Happy and you know it (it was a kids museum), selena gomez, the twist, and Justin Bieber-- yeah, you know it!! I know it's against kid museum policy but I don't think a little Lady G would have killed anybody, but we did dance for ever! It was great-- the disco ball, the bubble machine all the things I imagine are in our living room. Perfect!

However, I did out dance my little guy. He said "No dance mommeee!" and then procedded to flip al the theater chairs up so noone could sit down. Then he proceeded to reflip them as he was pooped.

Then he was literally so tired, he couldn't bring himself to get all the way onto the chair.

It was at this moment when I, ahem, actually had no clue and kept dancing with the older two and then they two bailed on me and I had to finally do the decent mommy thing and leave the dancing for another day and snuggle all my tired little dancers.

More on pitts trip to follow....

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Greek and Salsa Pizza

Yum, Yum, Yummy-- that's how we feel about these two pizzas-- both similar but different and bith equally yummy! I promise your kids will love their veggies-- first the word pizza is in the title and second, both are served on crescent rolls which are pure yumminess in themselves. Moms will love this since it's minimal work and cleanup, easy to make, and super healthy!

Salsa Pizza
Take two packages of crescent rolls and arrange like a pizza. Mix 1 tbs of garlic with 2tbs. of oil and lightly brush over rolls and then insert to bake following package directions.

While they are baking, dice two small tomatoes or one large, 1/4 of a red onion, 1 avocado, 1 green pepper, and some cilantro (my hubby doesn't like this, so must sneak it in small portions) place in bowl. Stir. If your kids can take the heat, add a diced fresh jalapeno.

When pizza crust is done baking, remove from oven and spread on one package of reduced fat cream cheese. Spread diced veggies on top and then sprinkle with taco cheese. Warning-- eating this can get messy, but you'll be licking the crumbs of veggies up, so it's all good!

Greek Pizza
Arrange crescent rolls and bake as above. Do not place garlic oil mix on top.

While thats baking, dice up two tomatoes, green pepper, 1/4 red onion, a handful of fresh spinach leaves, a cucumber, and then add one container of feta cheese. Stir it up.

When crust is done baking, spread garlic hummus all over and then spread veggie and feta mixture on top. Slice it up and enjoy-- would like to add, if you have olive lovers, please apply them to the top of your pizza.

Okay-- see, easy, yummy, and really, really healthy :) I must admit, these are both begetarian and my husband absolutely adores them both-- okay, off to eat some Greek Pizza :)

** Disclaimer, the original recipes can be found on pampered chef, but I tweaked them a bit and upgraded to two packages of crescent rolls :)