We've had more than 9 weeks of summer vacation. By that, I mean that's how long my 10-year old has been out of school. That sounds like a long time but it's gone by so fast. We have just one week left to savor the ease of summer before heading back to school and all that it involves. I've been thinking that the little one and I haven't been cooking in the kitchen together enough so I thought we'd make some lunch.
|Presenting some very easy pepperoni pizza pinwheels for lunch|
Of course, these cheesy pinwheels are stuffed with pepperoni. As much as I'd love to get creative with toppings on homemade pizza, my son will vote for pepperoni every single time so that's what we'll stick with. Thinking about those pinwheels we used to get at Nino's Pizzeria in Brooklyn, I remembered theirs' were coated in sesame seeds (which somehow seemed to make them extra good) so I took that inspiration and rolled a few of our pinwheels in sesame seeds. They add a little texture and I'm a big fan of it.
These pizza pinwheels were incredibly easy to put together, thanks to plenty of shortcuts with store-bought ingredients. We just got home from vacation (plenty of beach and pool time, as well as delicious Cuban food, in Miami Beach) and as usual, I find myself in a little bit of a cooking rampage when I get back on home turf. That said, I am definitely looking for quick meals since there's always so much to do after being away even for a little while.
So we used store-bought pizza dough and fixings and we just had fun pressing, rolling, and assembling. Since my son still has a rather short attention span in the kitchen, it's just the right amount of kitchen action for him. My husband was our photographer, cheerleader, and eager taste-tester. It was a fun time!