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Easy Peasy Garlic Bread Sticks and Some Great Make Ahead Meals for a New Mama!

This post is all about some great easy weeknight meals for a busy mom with a new baby!

 Shelley from Franish Nonspeaker is expecting!! So a bunch of us a throwing her a "Virtual Baby Shower."

Fun huh?

The idea is for us all to share some time saver meals or things that can easily be frozen and thawed for a quick dinner.

With all three of my pregnancies I stocked up on freezer dinners. Boy do they come in handy... casseroles soups all that great stuff can be pulled out and easily re heated by hubby! They were a life saver for me.

Instead of a freezer recipe I thought I'd share this great side easy recipe with Shelly and anyone else who just likes easy peasy!

These are SO easy to make even my 5 yr old could do it... he did in fact 3 times in the past week. We even made a cinnamon sugar version (I will blog that one later next week!) 

The great thing about these bread sicks is that they are only 4 ingredients! FOUR! Great with pasta, salads, soups and so on and so forth.

Garlic Bread Sticks
Recipe adapted from King Arthur Flour 


1/2 cup butter
4 cloves of garlic minced
2 1/4 cups self rising flour
2/3 cup butter milk


Preheat oven to 450.

Place butter and garlic in the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish and place in the oven until the butter is melted.

Mean while mix flour and milk together. Flatten and roll into a 10x8 rectangle (will be thin) cut 1 inch strips and place in your baking dish ontop of the melted butter and garlic.

Bake for 15-20 minutes.

Remove from oven and enjoy a buttery garlicy bread stick!

For some great meal ideas to go with your breadsticks... check out these recipes! 

 Roasted Garlic Baked Cheesy Spaghetti 

Buffalo Chicken Mac n' Cheese 

Toasted Pasta w/ Veggies 

Lemon and Garlic Orzo with Mussels 

Slow Cooker BBQ Baked Potato Soup 

White Bean and Sausage Soup 

Butt Kicking White Bean and Chicken Chili  

Now go check out the other bloggers participating and their great time saver recipes for Shelley!

Christina, Girl Gone Grits

Lana, Bibberche

Robin, A Chow Life

Sarah, Snippets of



  1. These bread sticks look delicious! I'd love to dip them in some marinara sauce and go to town! Yum! The cinnamon and sugar version sounds wonderful too!! :)

    1. Thanks Julia! They would be great with some marinara!

  2. This is the sweetest idea ever!!! I will have to remember all these great recipes for when I'm pregnant one day!

    1. Make note now... a stocked freezer will be your best friend during the last weeks of pregnancy and first few weeks with a NB!

  3. Ummm Yum! Love your blog and happy to meet you through this shower.

    1. Thank you! Looking forward to reading everyone's posts!

  4. I love the bread sticks!! How super easy and ridiculously yummy--one of my favorite combinations! lol

    1. They'd be great dipped in your roasted tomato sauce! Our posts pair nicely!

  5. I didn't know you knew Shelley! She mentioned at her in-person shower that this was happening but she didn't say who was involved. Virtual showers are so fun - and I'm sure you know how great those make-ahead meals are with a newborn!

    1. I actually I'm a new follower of hers! I found her blog through Ilke when she first started planning this. I love the idea of easy meals so I jumped on board. Funny I knew about it at KAF and didn't make the Austin Connection with you!

  6. excellent! love garlic! loved your blog... and nice to meet you through RUBY!

    1. Same to you Esra, looking forward to reading everyone's posts.

  7. These do look and sound terrific! How'd you know bread would appeal to a fellow baker? :-) It's so nice to get to know your blog through the recipe shower and thanks so much for participating!

    1. I'm glad to get to have "met" though your shower! What a great idea to share make ahead meals for you.... and other expecting moms! I know I would have loved this when I was pregnant with my 3 kiddos!

  8. I didn't know garlic bread sticks could be this easy. Wonderful!

  9. What a great idea! Oh, how I love breadsticks. Wow. I'd eat the whole batch, for sure.

  10. Oh, delicious! and they do look so easy peasy to make! Since she was supplied with ample recipes for soups, these would be the perfect accompaniment!!

  11. This is absolutely a guilty pleasure. Sounds dangerously easy :))
    Seems like your bread sticks would pretty much go well with the sauces, soups and lasagna recipes in this shower.
    Thank you again for participating. It is so nice to meet the others through a virtual event like this. If we cooked all this and brought it together for a real shower, I dont think I could move an inch after the shower:)

  12. Carrie, I am going to make my girls make these bread sticks tomorrow! They look amazing and with only four ingredients, they have to be extra simple to make:)
    I am so happy I have found your blog and I am looking forward to getting to know you better (I usually go all the way back to the beginnings when I encounter a new wonderful blog:)
    And congrats on your blog anniversary!

  13. Garlic on bread, can't go wrong!

  14. I can't wait to make these, so stinken easy, quick, and they look scrumptious!


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