Parenting Pearl, Recipes

Simple Rosemary and Pizza Dough Appetizer & Middle Schooler Appreciation, Part II

I got this recipe from the FoodNetwork website when I was looking for an appetizer idea to serve at Christmas. (I altered it a bit.) It was a HUGE crowd pleaser, even with picky eaters. Now I make it as a side to meals because it’s so simple.  Enjoy!

Rosemary and Pizza Dough Appetizer/Side


refrigerated pizza dough

1/4 cup olive oil

1/2 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes (my new special ingredient in just about everything)

2 tablespoons each of chopped Rosemary and Oregano

sea salt to taste (for me, that’s 1 1/2 teaspoon)

1/4 red onion, very thinly sliced (you can increase this)

Roll out the pizza dough on a floured surface. Place the dough on a cookie sheet that has been brushed with olive oil. Mix all the above ingredients, except the onion, and then brush half of it on the pizza dough. Let the dough set for an hour. Press dents in the dough with your finger and top with the red onion slices. Bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes, until golden. Remove from the oven and brush the remaining oil mixture on top.

I know I have a winner when my son asks if he can take leftovers for his school lunch.

I made this the other night to help my son recover from the humiliation he experienced at school that day.

In January, his schedule changed a bit at school and so did his routine. The other day he discovered why the bathroom at school he’d been using didn’t have urinals. That’s right…

…he has been using the Girls’ Restroom for  a week.

His favorite bread (above) went a little way in helping him recover from the look he got from the girl who was washing her hands.

This should earn another vote for Middle Schooler Appreciation Day


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