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Every week I try to incorporate a frugal meal into the menu plan.
In the fall and winter my go to meals are casseroles and soups.
In the summer it is salad.
I’m not sure why left over bits of meat, potato, and veggies taste so good thrown over greens with some balsamic. Add cheese and I am one happy mamma:)
While it’s not exactly summer, our temps have been creeping up, and tonight is a great salad night.
Caesar is my kids favorite, so Caesar with chicken it is.
I decided to make some breadsticks to go along with our meal.
I will usually brush them with garlic butter, but I’m feeling a bit lazy today, and crushing garlic gives me a headache.
I decided to try brushing the breadsticks with Caesar dressing, and then added a bit of fresh Parmesan.
~is there anything that smells better than freshly baked bread
For the Breadsticks:
1 cup of warm milk
1 pkg yeast dissolved in 1/4 cup of warm water
4 tbsp butter (melted in the warm milk)
1 1/2 tbsp sugar
2 teas salt
2 1/2 – 3 cups of AP flour
While the yeast is resting in the warm water, heat the milk and butter (do not boil)
let cool to luke warm and stir in the salt and sugar
add the yeast and 2 cups of the flour to the milk mixture – knead using the dough hook of a stand mixer
add only as much flour is needed so that the dough forms a ball away from the sides of the bowl
cover and let rise about an hour
on a lightly floured surface, roll the dough into a rectangle (not too thin)
cut into sticks (I like larger breadsticks, so I cut mine into 8)
cover and let rise about 30 minutes
brush with a bit of Caesar dressing and sprinkle on Parmesan
Bake @325F for about 30 minutes