Its Regents week for my daughters. That means they have testing on some days but no school on several days. Yesterday Leenie decided to use her day off to make dinner. She was able to get her youngest brother, Kyle, in on the act as well.
She made pizza using the frozen pizza dough that we made this weekend. To get the dough to defrost quickly, she placed it, in its container, on my unheated cast iron griddle and let it sit for a few hours. A few years back they were marketing some magical metal doodad that you placed things on to speed up defrosting time but a cast iron griddle sitting on your countertop works just as well.
They even made the buffalo mosterella cheeze from Joanne Stepaniak's Uncheese Cookbook. The pizza was delicious!
I'm a drop cookie kind of a mom but Leenie and Kyle took the time to make a batch of heart shaped molasses cookies for dessert! They even cleaned up the kitchen. They must have had telepathy because I got home from work late yesterday.