ETHAN Project- Week 3- Enjoy the Flavor

Are you enjoying your summer?

We have been having a blast!

Last week’s Ethan Project challenge to Share the View was very special for our family. I took two of my boys to the place where Paul proposed to me so many years ago.

Thinking back to that time has been good for my marriage. It was a special memory to share with those children and my husband asked if I would return with him tomorrow for a few minutes.

I can safely say we have made some very good memories!

How about you? Did you share a special view with your children? Did you find something beautiful to appreciate with them? Maybe you took the time to try and see something special through their eyes.

Tell me about your week!

This week’s challenge from Grounded and Surrounded was as delicious, as it was fun.

The theme this week was “Share the Flavor”.

I had been thinking and thinking- scouring my huge Pinterest boards trying to find some food related thing to share with my kiddos.

Earlier this week, I decided to try and tackle homemade pizza with my crew again. It’s not as simple as it sounds.

We used to have pizza every Friday night. It seemed like I could never find the right crust. They were too dry, too flat, just generally tasteless.

Frankly, I just gave up– until yesterday.

I found a pin I had pinned quite some time ago that boasted “the perfect homemade crust”. I had been skeptical but I though this week, we would take the time to try it out.

I have to say, it WAS the perfect homemade crust. It was everything you want in a pizza crust- a little crispy, some fluff, tender, chewy- but not too much. It WAS PERFECT.

My young ones gathered round to help make it- I had one child feeding the mixer. (I made enough dough that we were able to have some for the freezer.)

Others gathered around to help chop pepperoni, peppers, and onions. They spread the sauce and sprinkled the cheese.

There was some snacking going on but I pretended not to see. ;D

It was just plain fun.

We swapped stories and I taught some how to use the cutting board and why brushing olive oil helps to improve the crust.

It was a perfect evening.

In the end, they told me it was the best pizza they have ever eaten.

You just can’t top that one, folks!

So tell me, what flavors would you like to share with your little ones? They are only little for such a short time (wow, how much I know this!).

Take the time this week to share a special food related memory or recipe with your children. Try something new with them. Enjoy the time. Enjoy the mess. Soak in your children.

They are so worth every single minute.

If you are taking the challenges with me, please write and tell me what you are making with your children this week.
I can’t wait to hear what yummy ideas you come up with for your family!


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Comments: 2

  1. Sammi Ricke June 21, 2015 at 2:21 am Reply

    I love homemade pizza nights! Sound like you all had a great time 🙂 Thanks for being a part of the #ETHAN project! We are having a ball!

  2. Nermari June 25, 2015 at 2:27 pm Reply

    I LOVE the picture of your kids with the pizza. Looks like you had a blast. I tried making my own dough once b/c my oldest has food allergies, and I realized it’s a LOT of work. I’m still not sure how the whole yeast works, and beating the dough. Hehe, I’m not much of a cook. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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