Food & Fun
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    “Food & Fun,” Friend, March 2019

    Food & Fun

    Try this Italian-inspired snack! Be sure to get an adult’s help.

    boy eating a mini pizza

    Illustrations by Valerio Fabbretti

    Mini Spaghetti Pizzas

    12 oz. package of spaghetti (about 340 g)

    2 eggs, beaten

    1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella

    1/2 cup grated Parmesan

    1 cup pizza sauce

    toppings: shredded mozzarella, chopped green bell pepper, mini pepperoni

    1. Preheat oven to 400ºF (200ºC). Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add the spaghetti and cook until it is still a little firm, about eight minutes. Strain the spaghetti and place it in a large bowl.

    2. Add the eggs, mozzarella, Parmesan, and pizza sauce to the spaghetti and mix.

    3. Grease a muffin tin and fill the cups about three quarters of the way with the spaghetti.

    4. Sprinkle each with mozzarella cheese, bell pepper, and mini pepperoni. Then bake in the oven until the cheese on top is melted and beginning to turn gold, about 15 minutes. Enjoy!

    Birthday Bags

    You can help others feel extra love on their birthday by donating birthday bags to a hospital or crisis center. Here are things you could include in the bags!

    • Birthday card

    • Coloring book

    • Crayons

    • Puzzle

    • Fruit snacks or candy

    • Stickers

    • Putty or slime (to make slime, see the Feb. 2019 Friend)

    • Bubbles

    • Glow sticks

    • Toy car

    • Notebook and pens