It’s been almost a week of hygge-living, and I can honestly tell you, it feels rather blissful. I was worried, it may start affecting my work – this extra focus on myself and balancing my emotions – but in fact, it worked brilliantly for my thought process. Work felt a lot more streamlined and I was able to focus on the priorities. And most importantly – asking myself: “is this giving me inner peace?” before I spoke to someone or did something helped me decide whether to go forward or not. Perhaps it’s also a good thing that I have zero percent of FOMO in my mind. But if you do suffer from FOMO (that’s: Fear Of Missing Out), I strongly suggest you try this for a week!
I also started the first week of 2019 with phone conversations that ended with “hope I’ll see more of you this year than last!” And it got me thinking – do I really live in such a cocoon? Oh dear. This week, I will start with calling one friend a day, and meeting friends three times a week at least… let’s see how we do!
In the meantime – this is something that’s borderline sinful, but worth every calorie. Sliced white bread (a genius invented this!) is rolled three-in-a-line to create one long slice; stuffed with cheese slice, veggies, herbs, garlic and more shredded cheese, rolled up, and then baked to oozing cheesy galore!
I say this is the perfect after-school snack for the kids, and for yourself too – because you need it just as much!
- 3 white bread slices, crustless
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 cup shredded cheese
- 2 sliced cheese
- 1/4 cup green peppers, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup onions, finely chopped
- 2 tsp minced garlic
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 2 tsp dried herbs
- 2 tbsp melted butter with garlic and herbs
- Place the three slices of bread, in a row, on a cling film, each overlapping the other just slightly
- Using a rolling pin, roll over the three slices, to gently create one long slice
- Brush olive oil over the slice
- Place the slice cheeses in the centre, followed by the shredded cheese, veggies and garlic
- Add the seasoning on top
- From one side, gently roll the bread, using the cling wrap as support
- The bread must end up looking like a tightly wrapped Swiss roll
- Fasten the sides of the cling film tightly and insert a toothpick or two to hold the shape
- Place the roll in the fridge for at least 30 mins
- To bake, remove the cling wrap and brush with melted garlic butter
- Place in a preheated oven of 180C for 15 minutes
- Remove from the oven and let cool just slightly before removing the toothpick, and slicing
- Serve with hot sauce