Parmesan Cheese Straws
Recently, I had the opportunity to talk with a group of women about hospitality, living a life that says welcome to others. At the end of the talk, they asked me to share a few practical tips for entertaining, with specific ways we can be prepared for unexpected guests. Expecting the "unexpected" takes a little advanced planning and prepatation but frees you to enjoy spontaneous entertaining. Some of the best moments arrive by accident and suprise us with their simplicity and lasting memories. Maybe rootbeer floats with the neighbors or coffee with a friend.
Cut each sheet crosswise with a floured knife or pizza wheel into 11 or 12 strips. Twist each strip and lay on baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until lightly browned and puffed. Turn each straw and bake for another 2 minutes. Don't over bake or the cheese will burn. Cool and serve at room temperature.