15 Minute Blog Challenge: Cheese Straws



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So the other day I was thinking about Blogger's Writing Block and what tactics I could use to get past it. Suddenly, I had a great idea! Why not randomly pick a number and then use that pin on Pinterest as an inspiration! I guess you could use anything really, Instagram, Facebook Post, you name it.

Today I committed to this noble experiment, selected the number 7 and started counting away. What did I land on?

Fellow Blogger Vera Sweeney's pin on Cheese Straws (see below).



Now at first I was all... umm what the heck are Cheese Straws but then I realized, this is the point! Let's learn about something new and challenge the writing skills a bit.

So here we go. In the next 10 minutes and 35 seconds I'll learn about Cheese Straws and figure out something compelling(ish) to share with you!

Apparently Cheese Straws are an easy appetizer I must try! It involves only a few ingredients (puff pastry, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. That's it. Seriously! Ok ok Vera, you've convinced me! I'll have to try these.

Actually another angle on this post, a confession. I haven't followed a recipe in at least 9 months. That's how long it's been since we sold our house in Massachusetts, and moved to Rhode Island - then finally bought a house and moved again. I know! No excuses. My husband who is the ultimate recipe follower and often does so for sport made me feel guilty of this recently and I do feel like it's time to get back on that horse so Cheese Straws - here I come!

Maybe the next series should be: Melissa picks a random recipe on Pinterest and is forced to make it. Complete with a running internal dialog transcript (swearing omitted. maybe.)? Who wants to read about that?

And more importantly, who is coming over for Cheese Straws (and wine)?

Do me a favor and pick a random number in the comments for my next 15 Minute Blog Challenge and thank you to Vera Sweeney at Lady and the Blog for being this week's random winner :)