Thursday, 8 May 2014

time to make the pizza {MorrisonsMum}

A couple of years ago we were given a second hand bread maker.  It was kind of out of the blue, and I wasn't sure we'd use it much, but the kids switched to having toast instead, and sometimes as well as, cereal, and once Mr Manley got the hang of it he was churning out bagels and rolls and breadstiucks and all sorts - yum...  

One of the most often used settings is pizza - easy, cheap, and, since you can put whatever you want on it, you know it will taste great.

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Of course you can put the pizzas together yourself, but this can be a really great activity for the kids, especially if you can grit your teeth and ignore the tomato-y mess over the kitchen table / work surface / floor / walls...  I struggle with the hodge podge way they put the toppings on - why would you not make it symmetrical?!?  Also a good way to introduce new foods - this was how we got Smiler, Noah and Petal to eat olives!

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Pizza by Morrisons - any thoughts?

We would usually make the tomato/onion topping ourselves, but spotting some tasty looking pasta sauce on offer (£2.19 down to £1) we decided we would go for this instead.  Another one to buy ten of when they're on a promotion this good!  This cut down a fair bit of the preparation time, as well as less washing up (is it wrong that I think like that?).

We used the Morrisons 'saver' range mozzarella and pineapple, to check out whether a range this budget friendly is worth buying or whether you might just as well throw the money in the bin.  As it turned out, both the pineapple and the cheese were absolutely fine.  I'm not saying they are exactly the same as those at other price points, but they're certainly fine to use on pizza!  The pineapple pieces are quite small, but in juice, so you don't need to rinse or cut the pieces up, which means they're actually kind of perfectly suited for pizza!

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What do I need?

Nice and easy this one - if you don't want to go the bread maker route, grab a pack of pizza bases, and then go wild!  This is a list of the toppings we had out - there was a fair bit left over, but we wanted the kids to be able to have a real choice!  Just go with whatever you fancy.

  • Pasta sauce (as described above - or you could use tomato paste or pesto instead)
  • Mozzarella
  • Pineapple 
  • Pepperoni
  • Cheddar cheese 
  • Black olives
  • Sweet corn 
  • Tomatoes 

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So, what did these pizzas cost?

Pizza base ::
  • Bread flour :: 57p {£1.72 - used ⅓ }
  • Olive oil and yeast :: (nominal cost of) 30p
Toppings ::
  • Pasta sauce :: 50p {£1 - used ½}
  • Mozzarella :: £1.10 {55p each - used two}
  • Pineapple :: 25p
  • Pepperoni :: 80p {£1.59 - used ½}
  • Cheddar cheese :: £1.12 {£2.24 - used ½)
  • Black olives :: 50p (75p - used ⅓)
  • Sweet corn :: 30p (60p - used ½)
  • Tomatoes :: 99p

Smiler, Noah and Petal made two pizzas each - ate one for tea with salad, then had the other one in their lunch boxes today.  I think it's an ideal cooking with kids meal - a good opportunity for them to get creative with toppings and then eat it afterwards!

Price per serving :: £1.07

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{I was given Morrisons vouchers by Morrisons / BritMums which were used to purchase the ingredients for this meal, but all opinions are mine and are the truth - I promise!}

1 comment:

  1. Always love making pizzas together as a family. Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part


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