This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Ellio’s Pizza. All opinions are 100% mine.
My older son is five, going on six, and he’s at a great age for learning a lot of new things. He’s so bright, and we have a lot of fun together (and honestly, I feel like I learn so much right along with him).
Recently, his interest has turned toward doing things around the house that make him a bit more independent. He cleans up after himself, wants to wash dishes, and has been asking to learn how to make some meals as well, and I love having him in the kitchen to do these things with me. I love to cook, and it’s something we can share.
I grew up with Ellio’s Pizza. I remember my mom letting us choose whether we wanted it microwaved (fast and made for gooey, yummy cheese) or baked in the oven (crispy pizza with a bit of crunch in each bite…even yummier) and it was the biggest treat when we’d have it. I want to make lots of memories with my boys, and since I wanted to start teaching them to make delicious but simple meals of their own now that they are interested in it, it was a great food to start with.
I only recently learned that Ellio’s frozen pizza launched in Long Island, NY in 1963…right where we live! It was a quick meal solution when I was a kid in the 80s, and today it’s still made with real ingredients, nothing artificial, and 100% real cheese.
To make it a little more fun for the kids, I bought cookie cutters in spring shapes like butterflies and fruit and leaves, but honestly, they were sooo happy to be baking with the oven (and I’m so proud of them) that I don’t even think the shapes were necessary to get them to eat it up, but I will still be adding these to my son’s Bento school lunches during the week to surprise him with fun shaped pizzas!
My younger son is only three, so he was allowed to make faces on the pizza with olives…no baking for him yet!
Check out Ellio’s on facebook, twitter and tumblr for more info, and if you have fun ways to teach your kids to cook or bake too, please share them! Did you love Ellio’s Products growing up too? Weren’t they awesome? They still are. You can find them here: Ellio’s Pizza Store Locator.