It’s common sense. I know this, but I don’t practice it enough.
Kids will eat the stuff they make.
If I make it, forget about it. They don’t want it.
But, for whatever reason, if they have a hand in the preparation and witness all non-vegetable-non-green-untainted ingredients go into the final product, there will be oohing and ahhing come suppertime.
I must have made them 116 pizzas using the same ingredients (with the exception of our recent purchase of ready-to-roll pizza dough), all of which were met with the obligatory whining, groaning, and rolling of the eyes.
Not this time! Where there’s mess and gooey hands, there’s “This is good!” and “I love this!”