Yowza! I’ve been on another planet, I think. The past three weeks have been pretty crazy!
First, the Lazy Mom House moved to a new apartment – a bigger location with more room for more food props and the ability to move from one room to another without bumping into walls. The Teenager now enjoys the privacy of a second master bedroom and bathroom, and although I would have thought the privacy would be good for her, she still prefers to hang around me in my domain.
Because I’m cool and all.
I’ve also been working on my other side job – photography. This year I launched my newest baby, Sweet Nora Photography. For the past two years (yes, we’re approaching our two year Lazy Mom anniversary) I’ve been devoting all my extra time and energy to this blog. Now my time is split between this site and my photography business. It’s slowly gaining momentum and I am incredibly thrilled!
All these stressors can really wreak havoc on someone like me.
Someone who is very comfortable with comfort.
Someone who prefers routine and balance and doing things a certain way.
I’m secretly Sheldon Cooper. Except I like hugs.
Take away my routine and I get a little wonky.
For example, this recipe for Cheesy Garlic Breadsticks was created over a month ago. I had every intention of getting it written up and posted pretty much a day after I created it because they were so freaking good, I couldn’t wait to share it. And then we found out we were switching apartments in a matter of 10 days and everything went to hell.
Last night was only the third night I’ve cooked in my new kitchen since we moved, and that was almost three weeks ago. Time flies!
I feel disorganized and just a mess. There have been so many times that The Teenager has looked at me like I’ve lost my mind because I’ve forgotten to do stupid things.
So how does the eternally organized get back to her insane levels of organization? It’s not by hiding under a pillow and refusing to be all adult-y and stuff.
I tried that and it didn’t work.
No…You have to face this head on like a grown up and sob in the corner with a bottle of wine and a pack of Cheese-Its.
I, for one, choose to just avoid things until they blow up into a huge mess. It’s more fun to clean it up that way. And the stress makes me feel ALIVE!
My hairstylist likes it when I stress myself out – more grey hairs to cover up.
So let’s push all that aside in the spirit of true avoidance and take a look at these easy peasy breadsticks! We’ve taken a huge shortcut by using store bought frozen bread rolls, pre-shredded cheese, and jarred chopped garlic to make super simple and FABULOUS twists of happiness. The only catch is that you have to thaw out the rolls and let them rise, but considering they do all the work while you get to enjoy a Real Housewives of Orange County marathon on the couch, I figure it’s totally ok.
Beyond that, it’s just a little squish and twist job with the dough before sending the twists on their way to happy oven land.
You can do the squish and twist, now.
And if you get really adventurous, you can make your very own homemade pizza sauce. It’s really easy and takes minimal effort.
I won’t say a word if you pop the top on a jar of the pre-made stuff, though. We all need to do the little things to ensure sanity.
Like sitting on the couch with a bag of kettle corn and a margarita because there’s no other way to celebrate Wednesday.
- 1 package 18 ct. Frozen Bridgford White Rolls
- 2 cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
- 2 tsp. Chopped Rosemary
- 2 tsp. Chopped Thyme
- 1 tbsp. Chopped Parsely
- 1 tbsp. Chopped Garlic
- ½ stick Butter
- 1 tsp. Garlic Salt
- Thaw rolls according to package instructions.
- Preheat oven to 375 F.
- Line a large sheet tray with parchment paper. Add mozzarella, rosemary, thyme, parsley, and garlic to a small bowl. Toss with your hands to combine.
- To assemble, take the first roll and squish it with your fingers into a long log. Grab a small amount of the cheese mixture and press it down onto the dough. Take another roll and squish it into a log, long enough to fit the first piece. Press it down and then slowly and carefully turn one end so that the entire piece of dough is twisted. Place it on the sheet tray and continue with the remaining rolls.
- Melt butter in a microwave safe bowl. Add garlic salt and stir to combine. Brush liberal amounts of butter onto the twists.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.
- When the twists come out of the oven, brush them with any remaining butter. Serve immediately.