Thursday, July 31, 2008

Frugal Friday--Pizza Lunch

Last week it was breakfast! Now this week, I seem to be stuck on a lunch theme!! Maybe it is because that the summer is over the half way point and back to school sales are in full swing so that means making school lunches is on the horizon! Yes I homeschool so I don't have to worry too much about packing school lunches but I still worry about providing nutritious lunches that are quick, easy, and on the cheap! I also like lunches where I know that my kids can do a lot of the work themselves.

Here is our lunch from today....Biscuit Pizzas!

1-8oz bag shredded mozzerella cheese
1/4 lb. pepperoni
1/2 can pizza sauce
2-5count tubes Grands buttermilk biscuits
some parmesan cheese

Flatten biscuits. Put on a cookie sheet. spread sauce on biscuit. sprinkle parmesan cheese on the sauce. Top the sauce and parmesan cheese with mozzerella cheese. top with pepperoni. Bake according to biscuit tube...350° for 10 to 15 minutes.

It was a little hard to figure out the actual price for this because I keep these items in my pantry! Also, I buy the parmesan cheese, and pepperoni in bulk.(sometimes I buy the mozzerella in bulk as well but getting these 8oz bags on sale recently proved to be cheaper than the getting it in bulk. So the best I figured that to make 10 personal size pizzas was under $5.00 for all the ingredients.

I am also sure that it would have cost less if I had just made up pizza crust dough and divided the dough for small personal size pizzas. However, when time is of the essence using the biscuits makes putting lunch together that much easier and quicker.

These pizzas taste great cold and are easy to wrap in plastic to stick into a lunchbox! They also freeze well once they are cooked.

Looking for other lunch ideas that don't involve PB&J sandwiches??? Here is a great list to check out!!!

For other frugal ideas, recipes, or resources; head over to Biblical Womanhood!


The Happy Housewife said...

Those look yummy. I might have to start buying biscuit dough!

BarbaraLee said...

I have done that w/other breads like english muffins & pita bread. It's easy for the kids.

Audra Krell said...

These look great. So good to know that they are good cold, that makes a big difference!

Suzanne said...

These look so good! I will have to try this!

Brooke said...

I'm not a mommy, but Mr. Right and I tend to eat like kids. He's gonna love this!! :)

Jennifer said...

Those look so good! I might try to copy them, have you ever frozen them to pull out later? Then I could do a batch in bulk and freeze to pull out whenever we want them. Thanks for posting such a delicious looking recipe. Can you tell I love pepperoni pizza?

Kim said...

Oh, what a great idea! I never thought of making pizzas on biscuits. Besides pizza dough, I've made pizzas with english muffins, french bread rolls, tortillas, and we also make grilled cheese pizzas with bread. I can't wait to try it with biscuits. I have a great biscuit recipe I can use so it will be even cheaper. :)

Anonymous said...

We used to make these while Girl Scout camping. :)

Sadie said...

My boys love biscuit pizzas for lunch. Can;t beat a quick hot lunch!