by Rebecca J. Gomez
When my kids were younger, tortilla pizzas were a favorite light lunch at our house, and we still have them on occasion. They are quick and easy, totally customizable, and we almost always have the ingredients on hand. It's a simple, fun, delicious meal to share together on a Saturday afternoon. And when you pair this with story time, that's all the better!
What better book to pair this treat with than A Pizza With Everything On It? When a young boy and his father decide to make a pizza with everything on it (Everything? Everything!), they end up with an enormous pizza that is much more than they bargained for. This is a colorful, creative, over-the-top story that is sure to elicit some laughs (and maybe a few hunger pangs). Enjoy the story, then make some delicious pizzas of your own!
READ: A Pizza With Everything On It by Kyle Scheele, illustrated by Andy J. Pizza (yes, you read that right)
- What are your favorite pizza toppings?
- What is the strangest pizza topping you've ever heard of?
- What do you think would really happen if someone tried to put everything on a pizza?
- Pretend you're going to make a pizza with items from your house as toppings. What would you include?
- Have you ever worked on a project that got a little out of hand? Share what happened.
- 4 to 6 flour tortillas - fajita size
- 1 8oz can tomato sauce (or puree for thicker pizza sauce)
- 1 tsp dried basil
- a pinch of garlic powder
- a pinch of onion powder
- 1/2 tsp sugar
- mozzarella cheese (or a pizza cheese blend)
- your favorite pizza toppings
- a large baking sheet, greased lightly with shortening
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Make the sauce. Mix together tomato sauce or puree, spices, and sugar. Set aside for about ten minutes.
- Prepare your toppings, if desired.
- Place tortillas on greased baking sheet. Use a spoon to spread the sauce almost to the edge of each tortilla.
- Add your cheese and toppings.
- Bake pizzas about ten minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly and the edges of the tortillas start to crisp.