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Mini Bagel Pizzas

KJuneBug's picture

So I think I am being clever.  I thought my family would like pizza for dinner, I didn't want to have to wait for the dough to rise, so I thought, I have mini bagels, I'll use those for a base instead.

My husband and sons think it is great, way cool, all thumbs up.  But, our youngest daughter who is seven is convinced that I am poisoning her with this particular dish, since sauce and cheese are not to fraternize with a bagel!  Toasted bagels get margerine only and it must be completely melted.  Here is what I did.

I sliced the bagels in half and toasted them in my toaster, then set them on an oven proof dish, topped with sauce, a sprinkle of parmesan, a sprinkle of mozzarella, added a couple pepperonis to some, then topped the whole dish with mozzarella, and they are now in a 375 degree oven, melting and warming.

We will see maybe Daddy can convince her that it is just pizza!

  


KJuneBug's picture
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Isn't funny how personality plays into the food battle?  I have always thought maybe it is a size thing, Daddy just seems so much bigger and influential, we Momma's are the softies (ha ha!)

I have to laugh too.  When we were up at Bible Camp we had a potluck one night, we were sitting with a Pastor and his family, they have two little ones age 5 and 4, and the 5 year old starts her questions, Mommy what is this, do I have to eat it....  The Momma said yes.  Then we were talking about homeschooling, and I said that in all our story books from Rod and Staff, the stories are full of big families and all the little children come running happily to eat the meal.  The same meal, no special plates for anyone...  And then the little one again complained about something on her plate, we just snickered.

LuvMaerz's picture
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"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift... that's why they call it the present."

Suppertime around here is too busy... my husband is just getting home from work, the girls have woken up from naps, and everyone wants to congregate around the kitchen.  I, on the other hand, am trying to prepare several dishes at once and keep kids away from the hot stove and/or splattering grease, etc. and keep my husband from getting the freshly cleaned floor dirty!  So I am DEFINITELY not going to take the time for special requests...I don't want to start that bad habit and end up being a short-order cook.  If they are hungry, they will eat.  Right?  Wink

This stay-home mom thing is much more work than going to work, I think!  Never a day off!

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Yum, count me among the fans of mini-bagel pizzas:)  And yours were probably better than the frozen kind sold in the store!

KJuneBug's picture
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I am going to make them again, they were better than the frozen ones.  I have to say that the idea came from one of our sons I was about to grab a box at Costco last payday, when he says why do they always have pepperoni on them why can't they just be cheese? 

So when the pizza idea came up last night and I didn't want to make the crust, I thought how surprised he would be to know that we can make them with just sauce and cheese.  He loved them!  I'll definately be making them from now on.

 

LuvMaerz's picture
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"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift... that's why they call it the present."

I don't know what you use for sauce, but I have been making my own lately.  I take an 8 oz can of tomato sauce and add fresh, chopped up basil and oregano from my pots and a little minced garlic from the jar.  You can add a little salt to taste, but I find that the sauce is salty enough.  It is sooo good!   

KJuneBug's picture
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I have made it fresh when I have tomatoes.  This year doesn't look to be a bumper crop though.  You'll love this,  I buy the big cans of Hunt's pasta sauce when it is on sale!  Used to be 88 cents a can, now I think it is $1.  I freeze the leftover sauce for later use.  It comes in lots of flavors, I like the "meat" type, then I can use the sauce with pasta and save on using fresh meat.    

LuvMaerz's picture
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"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift... that's why they call it the present."

 LOL   I do the same thing, except I prefer Del Monte.  I just like the way it tastes better than the jarred stuff (Prego/Ragu), and it is a lot cheaper!  And if I don't need it all, I also freeze it in a baggie.  It is quite handy to have a small baggie of sauce if I decide to make the girls some pasta for lunch or something.

Yes, the tomatoes around here are not doing well this year, either.  It must be from too much rain...the plants are staying low to the ground and are kind of deformed.  My parents, MIL, and other people in my family are having this problem.  I have two container tomatoes, and they look pretty good, though, but won't give me enough to can!

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My tomatoes aren't doing well this year either.  I planted them early hoping for ripe ones by now but all I have are small, berry size, green tomatoesFrown  Was at a neighbor's house yesterday and she had big red tomatoes so not sure what the difference is.......

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We have always liked english muffin pizzas. When I was a little girl ( I am 54 now) , and I came home for lunch my mother would have these english muffin pizzas ready. You just slice the muffin, put on the sauce and cheese and broil in the oven or toaster oven until the cheese melts. I loved them, and still enjoy them. Susan

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PS: Playing the Daddy card worked, she just had seconds!

LuvMaerz's picture
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"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift... that's why they call it the present."

I'd like to know, what IS it abut Daddy!!??  LOL  I find that if you can get at least one bite in them, it usually works.  I don't have problems with my almost-2 year old, who shoves in about anything you give her!

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