Kids in the Kitchen: Flying Saucer Pizza

kids in the kitchen flying saucer pizza recipe

Flying Saucer Pizza
You will need to ask your adult for help.
•Olive Oil
•Patty Pan Squash
•Pizza sauce
•Mozzarella Cheese
Ask your adult to light the grill.
Have your adult slice the Patty Pan squash into ¼ to ½ inch slices
Brush olive oil on both sides of all your slices
Help cook the Patty Pan slices on the grill for 4-5 minutes with the lid closed
Flip them over, and add your pizza sauce, toppings and cheese
Close the grill for a minute or two until the cheese melts

Galaxy Candy Sticks
Rock candy is easy to make and fun to watch the crystals form. Your adult should be in charge of getting the water and sugar mixture to boil, so you can get the skewers and the jars ready.
•1 cup Water
•3 cups White Sugar
•Flavoring and Coloring as desired
•2 Pint Jars
•2 Clothespins
•2 5-inch Skewers
•Plain White Sugar
Prepare your candy growing area (your jar) by washing it in hot soapy water and rinse it well. You will need a place for it to sit undisturbed for about 2 weeks.
In a small saucepan bring the water to a boil. When it is bubbling, lower the heat and begin to stir in the sugar (1/2 cup at a time). When all the sugar is dissolved turn off the heat and allow it to cool for 15 minutes while you prepare the jars and skewers.
Wet the skewers with water and then sprinkle plain sugar on them. Let this sugar dry and set while the solution cools.
When the solution is ready, pour it into the empty jars. Add the food coloring and flavoring to each jar. Pinch the skewers with clothespins and lower them into the jars, using the clothespins to keep them from touching the bottom. The crystals will begin growing in one to three days. When ready, remove the crystal from solution and hang it to dry in an empty jar, and then eat when ready!
Be sure not to disturb the crystals as they are growing.


Galaxy Bark
Simple chocolate bark can be made with a plastic zipper bag, a microwave and some chocolate wafers used for candy.
To make ours, we used:
•Parchment paper laid flat on the counter
•Four plastic zipper bags
•Chocolate candy wafers, and blue, purple
and white candy wafers
•Silver sugar crystals
Melt the chocolate in the microwave 15 seconds at a time in a zipper bag. Make sure there are no lumps by squeezing the bag. Cut a corner of the bag and spread out over parchment or wax paper so it is about 1/4 inch thick. Let it set.
Now heat up the blue, purple and white chips.
Make a tiny hole in the corner of the zipper bags and squeeze out the colors on the dark chocolate.
Use a spatula or back of a spoon to swirl the colors into your galaxies. Sprinkle silver sugar on it for stars. Add other decorations or sprinkles if you like. Let your galaxy bark harden on the counter for about an hour. You can break it up in pieces to share with your friends.

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