holy moly stromboli!

 Love this recipe – so simple, so fast, and a favorite with the kiddos!

Start with a refrigerated french bread loaf

roll it out into a rectangle (If you get the kind in the tube, it’s usually rolled up jelly-roll style, so you can just find the seam and unroll it that way – no rolling pin necessary!)

If you are a make-from-scratch type of person, by all means, use your own recipe 🙂

I’ll keep doing it this way…

cause I’m lazy like that.

 cut slices down each side, going in about 1/4 of the way, leaving 1/2 of the space together in the middle

Put cut up meat and cheese in the middle

I only have a picture of the meat – use your imagination for the cheese 🙂

 

braid the side pieces… simply criss cross each of the little cut out pieces (you can even add a twist to make it look really fancy!)

If you want to make the top bakery-esc, you can brush it with whipped egg whites, and sprinkle some parmesan cheese over the top
Bake in oven according to french bread package directions (usually 350 for 25 minutes)
(okay, I realize this picture is a far cry from Food Network worthy, but hey, I had 5 hungry kids who wanted to eat more than look at the meal)
Slice up and enjoy!  The biggest challenge we have here is the kiddos waiting for the cheese to cool down enough before they can dig in!

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