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The Summer holidays can be hard work for parents, the kids are off school and it can be hard work keeping them entertained. In order to help families get the most out of their holidays Sainsbury’s have launched the “Summer Sorted” campaign. The idea is to give parents practical ideas on how to keep the kids fed and entertained over the holidays, along with promotions in store to help parents budget. Three real families have been chosen to front the campaign and they will be sharing tips and ideas on ways to stretch families budgets, keep lunchtime interesting and coping with grazing. The grazing is something I need help with, being the parent of a teenage boy I buy food then open the fridge to find it has vanished! Sainsbury’s are also helping to keep the kids entertained over the Summer, with the opportunity to exchange Nectar points for vouchers worth double which can be used at over 1,200 attractions across the UK. If that was not enough they are also launching a new app iSPIES. Based on the family game, it has been made bigger and more interactive allowing kids to play their friends whilst exploring magical universes and finding hidden treasure. It can be downloaded from the app store or google play store for free.
As part of the campaign Sainsbury’s challenged me to recreate one of their Summer Sorted recipes and send them a picture of my platie. If you are on twitter you can also recreate one of the recipes and send it to @Sainsburys with the #platie hashtag for a chance to win £200 grocery shop. They sent me a box of ingredients and one of the recipes for me to try.
When I opened the box I found an array of ingredients and a recipe for Pitta Pizzas. These are pizzas created using pitta bread as the base, so they can be made really easily when you are hungry. I made them for dinner that night.
I was really please with how quick they were to make and how tasty they were. I had dinner ready in about fifteen minutes. My son was starving as he had spent the day at a Sport and Splash camp at the local leisure centre. He demolished them and asked for more. I was happy to make more as they were so simple to make. I would never have thought of using pitta bread as a pizza base but it works really well.
I shall be getting some pitta bread to have in the cupboard for those emergency hungry moments that happen over the summer. I usually have most of the other ingredients in anyway so this will be a great standby.
- 1 red and 1 yellow pepper
- 4 wholemeal pitta breads
- 175 g double concentrate tomato purée
- 200 g closed cup white mushrooms
- 125 g medium cheddar
- 100 g drained tinned sweetcorn kernels
- ½ of a 335g pack of cherry tomatoes
- ½ iceburg lettuce
- Preheat the oven to 200C, fan 180C, gas mark 6
- Chop the mushrooms, peppers and cherry tomatoes into small pieces.
- Grate the cheese.
- Pop the pitta bread in the toaster for a minute then leave to cool. Cut the pittas in half using a knife.
- Spread the tomato purée over the pitta halves then add the mushrooms, peppers, sweetcorn, tomatoes and cheese.
- Cook on a baking tray in the oven for 10-12 minutes until the cheese has melted.
- Serve with shredded iceburg lettuce
Disclosure: I was sent the ingredients to try out the recipe and let you know what I thought.