Yesterday, my best friend brought her daughters to the ballpark to watch Bella play softball.
When I saw her walking across the field, I was ECSTATIC. Completely overjoyed. OUT OF MY MIND HAPPY.
I kissed the girls. Kissed my best friend and settled into the bleachers with the biggest grin on my face.
We talked about books.
And movies, and websites about movies that have turned into books and completely beautiful houses from those movies that were books. I know. The important information you can find out, that ONLY your best friend knows. (this is the website I’m talking about hookedonhouses.net )
And then. . . .
after the game, we went to her house.
They made us Pizza, homemade. . .with HEB premade 100% Whole Wheat Thin Crust dough. Which I didn’t even know existed. Again. . .only things you can find out from your best friend.
That didn’t have toffee in them, but tasted like it.
And I drank wine. On a SUNDAY night. And I giggled, and giggled, and giggled.
My kids stayed up way too late.
Everyone fell asleep in the car on the way home.
I literally had to pry their crusted clothes off of them and roll them around in soapy water while their heads bobbled back and forth, as they mumbled about being too tired to take a bath.
My husband warned me. . .
DO NOT GO. IT WILL BE TOO LATE. YOU WILL TALK TOO MUCH. YOU WILL NOT LEAVE ON TIME.
But I went.
And it was.
And I did.
And I didn’t.
And it was worth every funny glorious minute.
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Though. . .
we are a little achy this morning. A little sleepier than we should be, but YOU CAN’T PUT A PRICE ON HAPPINESS.
And I am happy today.
Because I got to return to my youth for a few hours yesterday.
A few achy bones and sore stomach giggly muscles are SO worth it.
Aunt Cinnamon Sugar’s Achy Bones
My kids secretly call my best friend their Auntie. And call her kids their cousins/best friends/godsisters. So we’ll call these bread sticks Aunt Cinnamon Sugar’s Achy Bones in homage to my bestie who I affectionately call Gator.
I’m sure her muscles are a little achy this AM, too. Maybe not. She’s in much better shape than me.
Anyway. . .Try making these for Halloween. . .they are super yummy and would be just as delightful if you nixed the cinnamon and sugar and topped them with coarse salt. Then . . dipped them in Marinara. You could call them Aunt Gator’s Blood Bones.
That sounds dangerously divine, if you ask me.
Pizza Crust Mix*
Flour, for dusting
2 TB melted butter
¼ cup Imperial Granulated Sugar
2 tsp. Cinnamon
1. Make pizza dough according to package directions. Set dough into an oiled bowl. Let rest covered for 5 minutes.
2. In a shallow bowl, mix together sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.
3. Dust the counter with flour. Place dough on top, dusting both sides and roll out into a long rectangle (about 12”X 5”). Using a sharp knife, cut the dough into 12 even strips (each will be about 1 inch wide).
4. At the end of each strip make a slit about 1-inch long.
Roll each of the resulting 4 flaps on each strip into balls.
5. Place each “bone”onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.
Bake for 8 minutes at 425 degrees or until golden brown.
6. Remove from the oven, and brush with butter. Dip buttered side into the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
7. Serve warm or at room temperature.
*Try using Refrigerated breadstick dough for an even faster treat!