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Baked Mozzarella Cheese “Globs” and Some Family Time with Netflix

02/28/2014 - 9 comments

We “cut the cord” with cable and satellite service back in April 2012. That is almost 2 years ago and honestly we have never looked back. It’s been such an easy change for us and has saved us around $2,500 so far. We will never go back.

There is no shortage of ways that we can find to entertain ourselves but our main source of video entertainment since breaking up with cable has been Netflix and a Roku box.

I can’t tell you the last time we watched a commercial!

One of the reasons I think Netflix works so well for us is that it allows us to plan time our family time and pick a movie to go with it. We don’t have to channel surf and hope we can find something appropriate as we channel surf when we sit down together on Saturday evening. There are so many family-friendly movies right at our fingertips.

Here are just a few of the ones we have on our list. We end up watching The Lorax at least once a month, and we just finished watching Holes. My daughter tends to watch Mulan alone because she tends to watch it over and over again. We are all interested in Hachi, but it seems sad so we have not yet been in the mood as a family to watch it.


The only thing missing is the snack, and Netflix doesn’t make that for you, you are on your own with that one.

During our last movie night I was determined to make baked mozzarella cheese sticks. You know, like those yummy gooey crispy things you can get as an appetizer at a restaurant? Prepping them was fairly easy. The results was an amazingly tasty melted “glob.”


But not pretty.

It all looked good to go.


Then a few minutes later…



Ok. Adapt and overcome now.

I cut a small piece off one and tasted it.

Suddenly looks didn’t matter anymore.

I served some of them whole and some of them cut into smaller pieces with some marinara sauce, called them “cheese globs” and no one even said anything.

They just ate and enjoyed the movie!

Baked Mozzarella Sticks


Don’t judge a cheese stick by it’s level of globbiness.

What are your favorite snacks for family movie night?

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  • Reply Crystal @ Simply Being 03/14/2014 at 1:31 pm

    Globs or not, I think they look super tasty!

  • Reply Robin {Mom Foodie} 03/08/2014 at 8:18 pm

    I have both Netflix & Amazon Prime. I could go without the TV service, but in my case the savings weren’t much since I have a package deal with phone & web.

    I wanna eat a gob…lol

  • Reply Sara Phillips 03/06/2014 at 9:46 pm

    They look fantastic! And I like the name ‘cheese glob’!

  • Reply Robin (Masshole Mommy) 03/01/2014 at 9:43 am

    Those would be DEVOURED in our house. We all love snacks like that.

  • Reply Ashley@AttemptsAtDomestication 02/28/2014 at 11:18 pm

    Those cheese globs look delicious!

    We don’t have cable either, never have. We rely on Netflix, HuluPlus and a little Amazon Prime sometimes and it’s awesome.

  • Reply Snotty Noses 02/28/2014 at 3:32 pm

    Those cheese globs look lovely and I love the name. We’re big fans of pop corn on movie nights. The kids love watching it go pop in the pan. It’s really easy to do, healthy and added bonus of being good for your teeth!

  • Reply Courtney 02/28/2014 at 11:52 am

    I’m so making these for our Almond trial. I like them better as globs. Fun!

  • Reply Kadi Easley 02/28/2014 at 11:38 am

    I’m going to make these today. :)

  • Reply Rebecca Orr 02/28/2014 at 11:28 am

    I am a lover of all things cheese. Especially gooey mozzarella cheese sticks. But, I am not a big fan of all the added fat and grease from frying. I will definitely have to try this….even if they do spread a little. I am sure once they cool a bit they firm back up a little. These would be great to have on the weekends with some homemade pizza and a movie.