Often times I try and make dinners that can please the whole family, and everyone will enjoy.
That’s in a perfect world though…In reality, my husband wants Del Taco, one daughter is screaming for a popsicle, and the other is eating crumbs off the kitchen floor…And I just want to make peanut butter and honey sandwiches for everyone and tell them to suck it up. (And then I’ll go out and have myself a nice dinner.)
Nothing’s worse than making this huge dinner to have one person try it, and the rest of the family dabble at it. So glad I spent 45 minutes making dinner for everyone to not eat it.
AM I RIGHT MOMS?!?!
I’ve learned that effort is good when making dinner, but going all out crazy just isn’t worth it. No matter how many sauces, dips, spreads, spices, and methods I used making that dinner, there is a chance that 50% will eat only a few bites. And then I feel bummed because all the work I put into dinner, so I finish off everyones plate to make up for it.
It’s not pretty.
So when it comes to dinner, I try and think simple. I remember that I have two kids under 3, and a husband that has the flavor palate of a 15 year old. I also usually try to stick with dishes that can easily be adapted for my kiddos. That means that I can take different parts of that dish and serve them separately to my one year old. For example, this pizza.
I made it so I can serve her the chicken separately, along with the corn, and I can make a quesadilla out of the rest of the ingredients.
The sauce is so easy that it took 2 minutes to make, just the way I like it! It’s vibrant and green due to the cilantro and avocado, which goes perfectly for a mexican style pizza! I also added this in my girls quesadillas!
Let’s not forget about the “crust” in this pizza. It’s garlic naan bread, which just took a few hours off my dinner prep. On days where I don’t have the will or time to make homemade dough, naan bread is the perfect sub. It’s fluffy and flavorful, and when you broil it in the oven it has a nice little crunch just like pizza dough would!
Then there is my husband and I who have completely two different food preferences. So for my pizza, I opted for no cheese to keep it a little lighter.
But for my husbands pizza, I added a little bit more chicken, lots or cheese, and a few dashes of hot sauce!
After the pizzas are baked, I drizzled cold plain greek yogurt on top, which brings it all together!
- For the Pizza
- Garlic Naan Bread
- Avocado Cilantro Sauce(Recipe to follow)
- romain lettuce
- Cooked chicken
- plain greek yogurt
- hot sauce
- (For the Avocado Cilantro Sauce)
- 2 small avocados
- 2 small limes (juice)
- 1 small bunch cilantro
- ¼ c. chopped white onion
- 1-2 gloves garlic chopped
- ½ tsp. cumin
- Make the dressing by combining all of the ingredients into a blender, and blending until creamy. Adjust salt/pepper to preferred taste.
- To make the pizza, get the naan bread. Spread the sauce on top of the bread.
- Then top with chopped romain, corn, diced tomatoes, diced peppers, cooked chicken, and if desired, cheese.
- Turn the oven on HI broil, and cook pizza for about 5 or so minutes, until the naan bread is a little crisp and the cheese is melted.
- Drizzle with greek yogurt.
My husband said this was his favorite dish from me. But he totally says that all the time because I’m such an amazing cook so…
This is what the girls dinner looked like. It wasn’t as colorful, but they enjoyed it! Their quesadillas had cheese and the avocado sauce.
Don’t worry, tomorrow night I WILL serve peanut butter and honey sandwiches.