Saturday, January 16, 2010
For more than a year now, every Friday we have been making pizza. No matter how busy our lives are, it has become a true family ritual in our home. It's a simple family tradition that we've come to enjoy every week, one that we all look forward to after our week of work and school.
I start the dough soon after the kids are all home from school. And while it's rising, I prepare the sauce and we get the toppings ready. The kids enjoy helping with the dough and choosing which toppings we should use. When Jeff is home, he helps with sauteing and grating the cheese. It brings us all in the kitchen, which is one of the places I love to be.
Last night, Slade, Elle and Sia enjoyed a plain pizza and I decided to make one topped with red & yellow roasted peppers and mascarpone cheese. It was a excellent choice of toppings as it was exceptionally good.
Our family ritual is not complex, but has become one of our favorite times during the week. It is a time we all look forward to. It simply says "home" to us.
Do you have any family rituals? If so, what are they? I would love to hear...