August 5, 2010
This is some of the most fun I've ever seen Kenya have making a recipe because he was totally in charge. He literally got to build his meal from the ground up. It's normally not tough to persuade kids to eat pizza, but letting them make it their own way is a big step towards empowering them. Since all of the steps in making these Mexican Fiesta Pizzas are kid friendly (besides putting them in the oven), Kenya was able to make his the way HE liked it (important for kids who tend to like things their own way). I'm not going to tell you that his final product looked as pretty as the picture above, but Kenya ate every last bite and enjoyed every minute of the process. To me, a kid can't have a better experience than that in the kitchen.
Accompaniments: Toppings before baking: sliced black olives, scallions, black beans, sliced tomatoes Toppings after pizza cooks: sour cream, lettuce