Crescent Pizza Pinwheels

9:25 AM

The kids were happy me with yesterday! I'll admit that the lunches I pack aren't the most exciting, and you'll never see me doing the perfect Mommy bento boxes, but I do try to put a little effort into not packing them PB&Js day in and day out.

I've had this "recipe" (its more of a method or concept I'd say) for a while, but I've never done it until now.  I have to give credit to Food Network, as that is what I have listed on my recipe program, but I can't find the exact recipe on there now.  Ah well.

The crescent pinwheels were really easy to make, and honestly, you can put just about any darn thing on there you please.  I made each kid what they like on their pizzas (Alex had cheese and Lance turkey pepperoni) and sprinkled a little oregano over the top before I rolled it to make sure it gave it more of a pizza flavor.  I didn't have pizza sauce on hand, but I had leftover canned spaghetti sauce in the freezer (thats what Alex has when I make homemade spaghetti), and I packed that in their lunchboxes to dunk their pinwheels in.  They loved it! Alex told me yesterday that all the kids kept trying to trade their lunches with her for just one of her little pinwheels, but she enjoyed every last one of them unshared.  Cool point for Mom!

I don't think I'll be getting anymore points today with their PB&J and fruit snacks.  Lazy morning :P

Crescent Pizza Pinwheels
24 appetizer servings or 
2 kid-sized servings

1 can Pillsbury refrigerated crescent rolls
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
⅓ cup finely chopped pepperoni
2 tablespoons finely chopped green bell pepper
½ cup shredded Italian cheese blend
½ cup pizza sauce

1.  Heat oven to 350˚.  Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray.

2.  Separate dough into rectangles.  Firmly press perforations to seal.

3.  Sprinkle Parmesan cheese, pepperoni, bell pepper and Italian cheese blend over each rectangle.

4.  Starting with one short side, roll up each rectangle; press edge to seal.  With serrated knife, cut each roll into equal slices; place cut side down on cookie sheet.

5.  Bake 13 to 17 minutes or until edges are golden brown.  Meanwhile, heat pizza sauce.  Immediately remove pinwheels from cookie sheet.  Serve warm with pizza sauce for dipping.

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