Monday, December 17, 2012

eat this

Step 1)  Make a peanut butter and jelly sammich
Step 2)  With a rolling pin, flatten that sammich but good
Step 3)  Roll the flattened sammich into a log shape
Step 4)  Slice cross-wise to make individual little PB&J rolls
Step 5)  Name them something other than "peanut butter and jelly sammich"
Step 6)  Give them to your kids, pretend they're special

I remember doing the above to get my scrawny kids to eat.  I think I called them "peanut rolls" or something - it was back during the blur of the daycare days.  Either way, it worked well enough.

I'm not very creative when it comes to food preparation.  Maybe I was told, "It's all gonna end up in the same place anyway"  too often.  Today, I wasn't even trying to be creative, but I came across a recipe that I may try.  Or not.  Maybe it was just a message to me to increase my creativity, but it was pizza cupcakes.


There's the part of me that says, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it".  Seems like pizza is often sent out for a makeover.  What's wrong with just plain old pizza?  I remember the first time I had pineapple pizza.  I think it was my last.  If not, I wanted it to be.  To each his own, I'm just not a fan, sorry.

But the underlying fact here is, I'm not creative with food.  This is not a foodie blog by any means.  I just stumbled upon this recipe and was thinking I might give them a try just to see the strange looks on my family members' faces.  That and the "...they are super easy to make."

And for special occassions, I could definitely be up for...

...making good use of Jabba the Hut's muffin top.


  1. I've never understood the appeal of pineapple on pizza! Yuck, it just doesn't go with anything else on the pizza.

  2. I checked out the link to pizza cupcakes. They actually look kind of good, and we've made something similar here.
    Love the Jabba muffin, but not to eat.

  3. It does seem kinda funny that you'd need to make pizza more fun to eat. Making veggies appetizing by disguising them as pizza seems more rational.
    I've had a request to make Buffalo Chicken cupcakes. Perhaps when I do, I oughta try the pizza ones right away... they do look pretty yummy.

  4. Never really latched onto Pineapple Pizza. Taste just didn't seem right. Somethings just don't need to be improved upon, but the pizza chains sure are trying. Now a Jabba the Hut muffin is definitely something I'd like to try.

  5. Not a fan of pineapple on pizza either!

    One of our big things for getting the kids to eat was making Tubby Toast, like on the Teletubies. They loved it! And the birds got masses of offcuts so they were happy too!

    Jabba the Hut cakes? Something not right there! How about Pizza the Hut (from Spaceballs?)

  6. Love that cupcake!
    And I must say, I've never had a pizza I didn't like (including the pineappled ones; a tour in Hawaii will do that to a guy).

  7. I'm not creative with food either. Almost anything I make, (except for potato salad, for some reason) I require a recipe to ensure success. And my family is happy just to have something hot and tasty to eat. Creativity is not a requirement.

    Jabba the Hut cupcakes look fun to eat... but seem like a lot of work to make. Which means I would never attempt them.

    And I'm with you on the pineapple pizza thing. Yech.