Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Snow Day

The view out the back door this morning was a bit discouraging in the way that Mike knew he'd be busy once again.  We were out with the shovel a total of seven times during the day, just to keep up with the snowfall.  It was worth it because man, was that snow ever heavy, and I would have hated to do it all at once when it was all over.

Brandon has a winter time job of shoveling the neighbor's sidewalks and ramp, for a whopping $10.00 each time, and an extra $5 when it snows extra hard.
He's pretty excited, and has done a good job so far.
He's been saving up for an X-Box 360, as mom said she wouldn't get him another gaming system as we already have a Wii and he'd have to buy one himself.  That aside, Brandon just loves to please people and wouldn't have been able to say no had the neighbor asked him rather than the other way around.  He is a very good boy, and he makes me proud.

I've been waiting to make something special for the kids, and with today being a perfect day to have the oven on for a while I went ahead and tried these Pizza Bites.
They were the yummiest, kid friendly things I've ever made them, and it was silent at the table as they munched away.  I served the bites with homemade marinara sauce and everyone is happy that there are lots left for school tomorrow.  Even though I made them with the kids in mind, Mike and I couldn't help saying "Mmmmm" as we tried them out too.
Give them a try!  I'd even try filling them with cream cheese and pie filling sometime.

Pizza Bites

1 package of pizza sub meat (ham, salami, pepperoni) or whatever kind you want on a smaller scale
1 package of fresh mozzarella, cubed into twenty 1 inch cubes
2 cans of Pilsbury Biscuits (10 per can)
Parm cheese to sprinkle
Italian seasoning
Melted butter
Garlic Powder

Flatten out each biscuit and place a piece of meat, then a cube of cheese, then another piece of meat.
Don't be afraid to mix it up by adding pineapple and bits of green pepper too.
Fold up the dough and gather in the center, making a package.  Pinch to seal and place seam side down in 9x13 greased pan.
Brush on melted butter.
Sprinkle on parm cheese, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning.
Bake at 400 for 20 minutes.

Serve with warmed pizza, marinara or garlic sauce for dipping.
Honestly this recipe is so easy and so insanely good.

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