First, thanks for all the great feedback on the series. I am so glad you are all enjoying it so much! We are all booked up for the remainder of the series, but feel free to link up any Storybook Recipes in the comments, I would love to feature them.
Today we have Amy from Everyday Mom. If you have a second you need to check out her corner of the internet. When Amy leaves comments, it leads me to her site, and every time there is a post I love. Even today there is a guest post that I would love to print a portion of, and this list on 50 ways to make a dollar stretch is fabulous.
I so loved Amy’s idea when it showed up in my inbox, and I know you’ll love it too, super simple and fun for the kids! Take it away Amy!
Wagon Wheel Pizzas By Amy From Everyday Mom
Children’s Book: My First Little House Book – Going To Town by Laura Ingalls Wilder
We do summer reading at the library every year and the children have to read books from different genres. I was having a difficult time finding a historical fiction book that was age appropriate for a five year old and three year old. The librarian recommended the My First Little House books and my kids love them! We have great conversations about life in the pioneer days before electricity, flush toilets, and cars. In this particular book, Laura goes into town for the first time and visits a general store.
After reading the book we made wagon wheel personal pizzas. My son enjoyed learning about the horse and wagon and dirt roads and the fact there were no cars or trucks when Laura Ingalls Wilder was a child. Here’s our recipe for wagon wheel pizzas.
Wagon Wheel Pizzas
- 1 English muffin half
- spoonful of pizza sauce (I use Pizza Squeeze so they can squeeze it on themselves)
- 3 thin half inch slices of Monterey Jack cheese
- 1 piece of pepperoni
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Put spoonful of pizza sauce on the English muffin half and spread around with a spoon to the edges. Put each slice of cheese on the English half in the pattern of a wagon wheel. Put the pepperoni in the middle of the “spokes.” Bake in the oven for 7-10 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Amy is a mom of three kids (ages 6, 3 1/2, and 20 months) and resides in Salem, Oregon. She writes news articles for the Banner magazine (www.thebanner.org) and blogs at Everyday Mom (http://everyday-mom.com). She enjoys running, digital scrapbooking, and hiking.