Saturday, February 21, 2009

Piggie Dreams and Pesto Pizzas

At 6:45 yesterday morning, I was awoken by wimpers from inside Allyson's room. It's Winter Break for me, so I was hoping to get her to go back to sleep. Afterall, it was still dark outside!
I went into her room and asked what was wrong. She told me that a piggie had been chasing her. She had little tears streaming down her cheeks as she told me about how she had been running outside and a piggie got her on her on her pajamas. She was holding her leg and she was so upset.
It took a few minutes to comfort her. I told her it was okay. Mommy is here and there aren't any piggies to chase her. She finally quieted back down and went back to sleep. Thankfully!
I wrote about this because it was her first time telling me about a bad dream. I know she has had nightmares before, but I never heard what they were about.
Clearly, piggies are a phobia for her. Well, maybe just piggies that chase you and get you on the pajamas!
On Monday, Mike and I went to the bookstore just to look around. Allyson went on to daycare. We still have to pay for it even when I'm off. So, we may as well take advantage.
So, I grab a load of cookbooks and park myself on a bench where Mike likes to browse mags.
I found an interesting recipe in a Rachael Ray cookbook. She called them ladybug pizzas. I made a few changes and called them Pesto Pizzas. Everyone at my house loved them and they were super easy. So, here's how you make 'em.
Pesto Pizzas
1 Package of English Muffins, seperated
1 jar prepared pesto
1 can premium chicken breast
3 small tomatoes, sliced
1 C. mozarella cheese, shredded
1 sm. can sliced black olives
Lay the English muffin halves out on a cookie sheet. Mix pesto with canned chicken until spreadable. Spoon pesto/chicken spread onto English muffin halves. Top with a tomato slice. Sprinkle with cheese. Top with black olive slices.
*Note: tomato and black olives can be left off for picky eaters!
Hope you and your family can enjoy this recipe. It is YUM-O!


Sarah said...

Poor little Allyson, but isn't it amazing when you can almost see their little minds growing and changing. She is really growing up. English muffin pizzas are a favorite at our house. Of course with my picky eaters they are a lot less interesting.

Stacia said...

I love english muffin pizzas... everyone can make their favorite! But like Sarah... my kids don't like them for some reason =P But yours looked really yummy (minus the black olives!)

Amber said...

I've never tried English Muffin pizzas, I'll have to do that sometime. My kids would probably have a blast making them.

Susan said...

If you're not a fan of english muffins, use pita bread. That's an easy lunch idea too. The girls are waking up alot upset and we know its bad dreams but unfortunately they're not talking too well still. They've got their own twin language going on. Irritating!!!

Ben and Tabby said...

Poor Allyson! Those pigs at the pig show were HUGE, so I would be scared if they were chasing me, too! Those pizzas look yummy! I'll have to try them sometime.