We had a fun weekend, complete with a train themed birthday party for my littlest nephew. I’ll have the story of his birthday cake and some cute pictures ready tomorrow, but in the meantime, let’s start with some of the food.
Consistent with the train theme, my sister served food from the Wild West including BBQ Pork, Chicken, Wagon Wheel Macaroni & Cheese, Baked Beans (recipe coming Wednesday!), and Cole Slaw. We also made these Wagon Wheel Pizzas which turned out to be a fun option for both the little kids and big kids.
They’re really just typical mini- bagel pizzas which use strips of red pepper for ‘spokes’. The cheese goes underneath the topping so that they’re more visible. It’s a great way to add some veggies in too. We also tried this with strips of meatloaf, but the visual effect wasn’t quite as good. The pizzas are easy to make in advance, and then you can just pop them into the oven when the train of guests arrives!
Wagon Wheel Pizzas
Red Pepper Strips
Spread a spoonful of sauce on each mini-bagel. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Place red pepper strips in a spoke fashion. Bake at 400F for 10-15 minutes.