Now that we’re in the final stretch leading up until Christmas, it’s inevitable that the family will be in town. And by that, I mean inevitably delicious.
Food is a pretty big deal in my family. We’re the kind of people that treat every holiday like Thanksgiving. (Who are we kidding, we treat any time spent together like Thanksgiving.)
Of course, I’d like to spend the majority of my time with my family rather than in the kitchen, so last night I whipped up my Family-Style Cheesy Bread. It’s great because one (and by one, I mean my family and I) can just reach in and pull out a piece whenever his or her little heart desires. And even better, I get to spend less time cooking and more time consuming food with the family.
Looks like I can have my cheese and eat it too.
Family-Style Cheesy Bread
1 round loaf of bread, unsliced
2 cups shredded mozzarella
4 tbsp butter
2 tsp diced green onion
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Cut the bread into strips, horizontally, but not all the way through. Turn the loaf 90 degrees and do the same, creating a checkerboard pattern. Sprinkle the mozzarella between the cracks in the bread, parting the pieces to make room.
Melt the butter in the microwave for about 45 seconds, then mix in the green onions.
Place the loaf on a foil-lined baking sheet. Pour the butter and onions mixture over the bread, making sure it gets in between the pieces of bread.
Cover the loaf with more foil and bake for 15 minutes, then bake for an additional 10 minutes, uncovered. Serve directly out of the oven.