Friday, June 06, 2008

Another Hanna Stamps card and another Pasta Salad Recipe

It's getting warmer here and it has been awhile since I have posted a recipe for you to try -- so I thought I would do that today . . . I have been trying to cook the same things on the same days of the week in order to save more money for stamps, etc. SO, I have kind of let what's for dinner Wednesdays go to the wind . . . but I think I am going to start doing "What's For Dinner Weekends" and post a weekend recipe for you to try. I often have the most time to play and experiment with food on the weekend, and I bet it is the same for you! Let me know what you think of this new idea.

This recipe came off the back of a shells box and claims to be the "Best Ever Pasta Salad." I will let you decide:
1 16 oz. pkg of medium shells
2 c. cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 lb provolone cheese, cubed
1/2 lb salami, cubed
1/4 lb sliced pepperoni, cut in halves
1 green bell pepper, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 red bell pepper, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 c. chopped green onions
1 (10 oz.) can sliced black olives
1 (4 oz.) jar of diced pimentos, drained
1 1/2 c. Italian salad dressing

1. Cook pasta as directed. Rinse in cold water to chill, drain.
2. In a large bowl, combine pasta with tomatoes, cheese, salami, pepperoni, peppers, onions, olives, and pimentos. Add salad dressing and toss to coat.

This card was a personal challenge to make something girly out of a very masculine set -- the new release from Hanna Stamps - Anthony! Perfect set for Fathers Day cards. If you order it ASAP, I am pretty sure Kristi is going to work her butt off to get it out to everyone before Fathers Day. This set came out last night at midnight, so it is brand spanking new. I thought, what is more girly than a pink sparkled cell phone. The layout for this was inkspired by the Mojo Monday sketch on Poetic Artistry.

Stamps: Hanna Stamps - Anthony, Karen Foster Designs Snap Stamps Paper: Pink Passion, Whisper White, Basic Black Ink: Onyx Black Versafine Accessories: Prismacolor pencils, black polka dot organdy, circle punches (SU), scalloped circle (Marvy), Creating Keepsakes Circle Cutter, Slit Punch (SU), White gel pen, Black gel pen, diamond stickles


shelley- aka hairchick said...

Very Cute!! Love the colors and the stamps!

Veronica said...

Oh, that pasta salad looks sooo good! I will have to print off the recipe! I love your card. Pink and Black look so good together. I also love the scalloped punch! Very nice work!!

Pink Camo's Creative Place said...

Love Love Love this card...too cute

candlesrhot said...

Love the card!

Definitely do recipes whenever you have time. I've missed them!

JenMarie said...

I see a baby countdown over there...CONGRATS!

Connie said...

Cute! I've been making this Pasta Salad for years (mine has sharp cheddar instead of provolone and more pepperoni instead of salami...and no pimentos). In fact...we just had it this weekend! Yummy! Balsamic Vinegar dressing adds a little more KICK!

Brittany Osborn said...

How did I not know you had a blog?!

Brittany Osborn said...

How did I not know you were pregnant!?