Paired with a Brown Ale
Welp, we did it, didn’t we? The holidays are just about over, and while I’m sure those decorations are still up and our stomachs are just about ready to explode, we still have a little bit more celebrating to do. With New Year’s Eve right around the corner and football season still in its prime, we can’t put away those baking pans and serving platters away just yet!
I think my favorite thing about the holidays is the entertaining aspect of them, and I personally think the best time to do that is in between Christmas and New Year’s. Families and friends come together for one last hurrah; and let’s be honest, it’s all about the food. Most holidays revolve around food and I’m so not sad about it. While Zach and I ring in the New Year just like everyone else does, we tend to keep things low-key. We don’t normally go out to a big New Year’s Eve party. We don’t stay out until the wee hours of the morning. We like to entertain in our own home, where we can lounge around in our sweats and be close to our bed if need be. Just because we tend to keep things casual, doesn’t mean we don’t go crazy when it comes to the food.
French bread pizzas are our go-to bite-sized grub when we are entertaining, and we have made many a French bread pizzas in our day. They are easy, portable, and so insanely delicious that most of the time our guests are coming back for seconds, thirds…and sometimes we have to whip up a few more.
This recipe for Philly cheesesteak French bread pizza is just the latest of many French bread pizza recipes to have entered our warm and toasty oven. It is loaded with all kinds of cheesy deliciousness. The tender steak adds some much need protein and the caramelized onions provide some most necessary sweetness. Oh, and that cheese sauce? Can I even begin to explain how addicting it is? Seriously, you guys, I could slurp that stuff up with a spoon and totally not apologize for it.
The only thing that makes me absolutely crazy about making French bread pizzas is the mess. If I haven’t mentioned this before, I am definitely kind of psychotic when it comes to cleanliness. Our house is literally always spotless, and that’s probably because I spend about 2 hours every day scrubbing, vacuuming, and cleaning up dishes. These Philly cheesesteak French bread pizzas are messssssssssss-y. Crumbs EVERYWHERE…cheese sauce literally CAKED to the pan. I have to let that pan soak for about a week after I make it. Not kidding. Forget it if we do a make-your-own french bread pizza night. It’s like the kitchen exploded. Oh, and don’t even get me started on the dirty dishes. With entertaining, this just goes without saying. You will have a million and one dirty dishes.
You guys, this faucet is like a dream come true. It makes washing dishes so less daunting, and I don’t care who you are…There are some dishes that just do NOT go in the dishwasher. The Delta Faucet with its TOUCH2O® Technology makes cleaning up so easy. Cleaning can be fun you guys! What would normally drive you crazy (like washing dishes) can now be a #HappiMess with #DeltaLiving! You literally touch the faucet and it turns on. This is especially helpful when you have your hands and arms wrist-deep in water, and you can use your elbow to turn it on. I have done this. I am not ashamed.
Cleaning up a big old mess never made me as happy as it does now, and you all know about my obsession with cleanliness. ;) A big old pile of dishes is kind of like confirming that you’re a fab hostess after a great night of mingling and socializing with the ones you love most.
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Embrace your #HappiMess with my Philly cheesesteak french bread pizzas! The recipe is below but please share your holiday entertaining #HappiMess in the comments and on your social channels! Those dishes will be done in no time, leaving you more time to spend with the ones you love most! I hope you guys enjoy and have a wonderful New Year! Talk to you soon! xo