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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Cheese Straws with a hot soup makes an easy lunch!

I found this great poem a while back and had to share!

I want to be

an outrageous

old woman

who never

gets called

an old lady.

I want to get

leaner and meaner,

sharp and edged &

earth colored

till I fade away

from pure joy!

Don't you just love Campbells tomato soup? It is good by itself or with lots of other things. I made these for lunch one Sunday with tomato soup. It made a nice meal and they were a big hit. Next time I want to use pepper jack cheese instead of the cheddar cheese. They keep well too!

Cheese Straws

1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 cup shortening
1 1/4 cup cheddar cheese, grated
1/3 cup cold water
In a large bowl whisk the dry ingredients. Cut in the shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in cheddar cheese. Sprinkle with 1/3 cup water. Toss with a fork (if dough is dry, add water, 1 teaspoon at a time until dough forms a ball). Warp tightly in plastic wrap; refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.

Divide dough in half. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion into an 11-in x 10-in rectangle. Cut into 5-in x 1/2- in strips. Carefully twist each strip and place on greased baking sheets, pressing ends down.

Bake at 425 degrees for 7-10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire racks.

That was Chauncey's fingers in the first picture. He wanted to be the first one to try them!


Anonymous said...

You are the ONLY person I know who could make tomato soup sound good.

Sharinskishe said...

Way to go Chauncey! You make them look really wonderful!

I think I should be trying this. We sometimes like to snack on crackers, but they cost so much, even on sale!

This would hit the spot, tasty & Crunchy. So I think I'll bookmark this one for later.

Thanks Carol, you always have such wonderful eats on your blog! I always get hungry when reading.



Lori said...

Yum! These would be good with almost anything..