Thursday, September 8, 2011
Who Doesn't Love a Pizza Party?!?
A few months ago I saw a punch art pizza card that Connie Babbert made. I wasn't sure when I'd actually make this card, but filed away the idea for future reference. Fast forward to last week when I was in the Giant Eagle. One of the things I bought was sweet Italian sausage. Mary, the clerk, asked what I was going to make with it. So I told her about my Beefy Pizza Casserole. Mary said that she's always looking for new things to try and asked if I'd bring her the recipe. As I was leaving the store, I remembered about the pizza card!
This Beefy Pizza Casserole recipe originated from an issue of Southern Living. The recipe calls for two pounds of ground beef. The first time I made it, everyone loved it. After tasting it my husband said, "Wouldn't this be good with some sausage in it?!" So the next time I made it, I substituted half of the sausage for the ground beef. It was a hit in our house with everyone! (That's kinda a tough feat to accomplish since there's six of us.) I suppose you could put any pizza "topping" in it that you like. On occasion, I've added some pepperoni and mushrooms. And my favorite spice mix to add to it is the Pizza Seasoning from Penzey's Spices.
As I was gathering all of my "ingredients" for the pizza card, I searched the "pantry" for some more recipes and found Tammy Howell's video. Inspiration also came from Linda Aarhus. Her card was actually the first online pizza card that I saw.
So this card is going to go to Mary. Hope she likes it!
Stamps: Word Play
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Basic Black, card stock vellum, Cajun Craze
Ink: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Cajun Craze
Accessories: 1/4" circle punch, 1/2"circle punch, 1" circle punch, Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer punch, Stampin' Dimensionals
Yesterday I was proud of myself. Got the pizza card made and actually got dinner on the table for my family all in one day! I was afraid we'd have to call out for pizza, LOL!