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An easy to make fruit pizza perfect for Mother’s Day brunch and celebrating those moms you love!
Lately, I have not been a great mom. I have been tired, stressed, overwhelmed, and overworked. Which had lead to a lot of impatience and frustration with my kids. I think all moms go through this at some point. And I think there is a lot of mom guilt attached to that. So today I want to talk about my mom, and let her know that any and all guilt she felt was undeserved! She was and is awesome.
My mother was not a perfect mom, there are 10 kids in my family, so I can only imagine how tired, stressed, overwhelmed, and overworked she felt over the years. And even now. And yet, the majority of my memories of my mom have to do with her teaching me to love reading, to love myself, to believe in myself, and to work hard. She loved us, and even though she yelled from time to time, her devotion to her children was and is undeniable.
She never missed a track meet. She woke up early to make oatmeal for all of us kids. She went out of her way to make sure we felt special on birthdays, even if there wasn’t much money. She made holidays fun and memorable. And she always made sure we knew she loved us.
And she still does…
This weekend my little family moved, which was a big undertaking, and certainly not easy. My mom came up and spent the whole day helping me pack, clean, and organize things. She cleaned out my fridge (super gross), and did a mountain of laundry (AKA the WORST job in the world). She spent time with my kids, and basically picked up the slack anywhere and everywhere I asked her to. All with a smile.
My mom has always been good at showing her love. She is selfless and giving, and the more time I spend as a mom to my four kids, the more I respect and appreciate all those little things she was so amazing at, like rubbing backs and achy legs, and juggling 12 people’s schedules and needs.
I wouldn’t say it was effortless, but my mom made it look that way. She was a stay at home mom, which means she wore many hats, shuffling us here and there, teaching us to love ourselves, love reading, and go after our dreams. She helped with homework, wiped tears, celebrated victories, and cleaned a lot of messes and cooked a lot of meals.
So this year I wanted to do something to show my appreciation for her and let her know all the many reasons I love her.
I went to my local Walmart, and they had this awesome Mother’s Day display with everything from small gift items, like awesome journals, stuffed animals, etc. to candy, American Greetings cards, gift bags, and more. It was a one stop shop for all things Mother’s Day. I picked up a giant card, a journal, some candies, a fun canister, and everything I needed to make this Easy Fruit Pizza.
I wanted all my siblings to come to a brunch, where I could decorate with bright, spring colors, and fresh cut flowers, tulips are my mom’s favorites, and have everyone write out a card. But, we really struggled to coordinate schedules, so instead I formulated a plan.
You guys, I emailed, texted, called, and Facebooked all my siblings (I have a lot of them, remember), and asked them to write out 5-10 reasons they love mom, as well as favorite memories and gratitude moments.
I used the reasons they love mom by printing them out and cutting them into little strips, then wrapping them around “Riesen” candies, then filled the canister I got by the One Stop Shop. I took the memories and gratitude moments, and compiled them inside the journal, so she could read our memories while recording her own. And I packaged it all up to give her with a big American Greetings card. It is huge, so I couldn’t get it to fit in the picture, but isn’t it pretty?
(Mom, since I am sure you are going to read this (She is supportive, remember), please act surprised on Sunday when we give it to you! Haha)
We are going to give this to her on Mother’s Day and have a lovely brunch that of course, includes this amazing, and totally easy fruit pizza. Since I am a mom as well, I figured I should make something that doesn’t require much effort, but still looks and tastes amazing! Total success! You too can achieve this same success, and Walmart has made it easy by having cards, candles, flowers, and other gifts all in one spot! Look how pretty this card is? It totally expressed what I feel for my mom: Thank you, thank you, thank you, for every which way you’ve filled my life with Love.
This fruit pizza, has fresh flavors, beautiful berries, and literally only takes a few minutes of work to make. I used a pre-made crescent dough to make it no work, but you can make your own if you would like!
Easy Fruit Pizza
- 2 cans of pre-made Crescent dough
- 1-8 ounce package of cream cheese
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- Fresh fruit: Berries Kiwis, Mandarin Oranges
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Open crescent roll dough, and press it onto a pizza pan
- Using a hand mixer, mix cream cheese and sugar together
- Spread over uncooked dough
- Bake 13-15 minutes until the dough is cooked through (center may be gooey if you don't cook it long enough)
- Top with fresh fruit
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.
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