Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Slumber Party Fare: Little Pizzas

When I was in middle school, my friend Charla's mother served these little pizzas at a slumber party. I loved them so much, I pleaded with my mother to call Charla's mother to get the recipe. As a newlywed I copied the recipe, hoping to make little pizzas one day for my children's sleepovers. I tried the recipe recently when the boys had friends over to spend the night. Just smelling them baking, I felt the urge to sing "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" and watch a Molly Ringwald movie. The children gave the little pizzas rave reviews, but my favorite came from 10-year-old Garrison, who pleaded, "Miss Melissa, will you call my mom and give her this recipe?"

Little Pizzas
This was the quintessential recipe for slumber parties in my hometown growing up.
1 package hamburger buns
Parmesan cheese

Meat Sauce:
1 pound ground beef
1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
1/2 cup ketchup
1 1/2 teaspoons oregano
3/4 teaspoons garlic salt

Cheese Sauce:
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 cup instant dry milk
3/4 cup water
1 cup Velveeta cheese
For meat sauce, brown meat, drain and mix with above ingredients. Meanwhile, for cheese sauce, mix flour and instant dry milk. Gradually add 3/4 cup water, then stir in 1 cup Velveeta cheese cut into cubes. Stir until Velveeta melts and cheese sauce thickens. Place open hamburger buns on a cookie sheet. Spoon cheese sauce on, then meat sauce. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake at 350 degrees 8 to 10 minutes. (Makes approximately 10 to 15).

Tomorrow, a fun slumber party invitation -- plus more celebration details all week!


Lin said...

Hi Melissa,
I always enjoy reading your posts! They're so delightful and lift my spirit, focusing on the good things that God has blessed us with.

We are hosting a Girls' Day, similar to a Ladies' Day this spring at Grant in NE Alabama We've done this once before and it was a wonderful success. We did a Mexican Fiesta buffet lunch for our first one. This year for lunch, the plan if for a tea party and I was wondering if you could give me some ideas for a menu that all ages will enjoy. Also if you have any decorating ideas to share. I know we'll want to use tea pots on the tables. Our daughters live in your area, so if there is any shopping place that might have some things, we will be traveling there during the holiday season and I could be persuaded to do some shopping :o) You may e-mail me at wdlccunningham@scottsboro.org, if you have time to share some of your thoughts & ideas.
Thank you so much,

Judy said...

Jackson is so picky but he loves anything pizza...I'm going to tell Shannon to copy this recipe and make it for him, maybe he'll call you and say "Thank you Miss Melissa!"


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