My daughters are bummed that I won’t take them to see Deadpool. Apparently, he’s their favorite comic book character. This was news to me — I don’t think they’ve ever read a Deadpool comic book. (As for the reasons why the kids are sitting this one out, read GeekDad’s 7 Things Responsible Parents Should Know About Deadpool (Only 1 of Them Matters)).
For months leading up to the movie’s release, I’ve been subjected to incessant questions about the possibility of them going to see Deadpool — and the answer is always no. But I caught a break last week when Rosanna Pansino, the host of the super-popular nerd-themed YouTube cooking show Nerdy Nummies, released a video on how to make a pizza that looks like Deadpool’s mask.
You see, my youngest daughter is a big fan of Nerdy Nummies. She spends a lot of time watching these videos and the two of us recently stood in line for four hours to meet Ro (as Rosanna refers to herself) and buy a signed copy of the Nerdy Nummies Cookbook.
So I offered a compromise with the kids: I still won’t take them to see Deadpool; instead we can make a Deadpool Pizza. Okay, so maybe not the greatest deal in the history of parent/child deals, but we enjoy cooking as a family, so they agreed.
None of us had ever made pizza dough before, but it turned out to be relatively simple procedure that gave us a great reason to use the KitchenAid mixer’s bread hook. We even took turns tossing the pizza dough into the air before Deadpooling it up, which was a lot of fun — and a little harrowing.
After diligently following the instructions in the Nerdy Nummies video, here’s what our Deadpool Pizza looked like when we pulled it out of the oven.
Okay, so it doesn’t look as good as Ro’s and the dough is a little too thick for my taste, but for a first effort we’re calling it a win.
So if your kids love Deadpool but taking them to go see the Deadpool movie falls outside of your parental comfort zone, making a Deadpool Pizza is a fun alternative and a great activity for families who enjoy cooking together. The whole process takes about an hour from start to finish … not including clean-up.