Planning dinners for a family of six can be a challenge. To help make meal time more fun, our family started the tradition of Friday Pizza and Cocktails Night.
This special night starts with pre-made dough from Trader Joe's and a variety of toppings. Our kids love rolling out the dough and creating their own culinary masterpieces. Gone are the day of whining about too much sauce, cheese or pepperoni. Everyone makes exactly what he or she wants.
In addition to homemade pizza, my husband tries out a new specialty cocktail each week or creates his own. My favorite is the Kristini--a raspberry martini named after me. Our kids also get their own kiddie cocktails served in fancy glasses. They enjoy Roy Rogers or Shirley Temples loaded with cherries. It is the one time during the week that they are allowed soft drinks and they love it.
Friday Pizza and Cocktails Night is something the whole family looks forward to each week. It provides us an opportunity to cook together, share stories from the week, and it is a great way to kick-off the weekend!