Every so often, I get an intense, irresistible craving for spaghetti with meatballs or meat sauce. Of course I can go long periods of time without it, but there's just something about the blend of flavors and the delectable texture as it rolls around in my mouth that keeps me coming back for more...and prevents me from being a full-fledged vegetarian.
Mmm...doesn't that look tasty? I bet you're jealous right now. (Though not quite as jealous as Kelly at Becoming Crunchy who is going grain free right now...sorry :) )
Anyway, the point of this post is to give you my brief yet tasty recipe for garlic bread because a pasta meal is never complete without it.
How I Make Garlic Bread:
Look at this loaf of literal garlic bread I picked up! Of course you can use whatever bread you want, but as my father always says, "Too much garlic is never enough!" This type has garlic cloves embedded into its soft goodness so each bite ends up bursting with garlic, buttery goodness once it's done.
First, I slice the bread into reasonable slices (feel free to define what 'reasonable' means to you.)
Then, after I lay them out on a baking sheet, I sprinkle them with olive oil, oregano and garlic powder. After that, I place the butter atop the spices as evenly as possible, though it depends on whether or not I've actually let it get soft (usually I don't). Then I sprinkle more garlic powder and oregano on top of the butter and throw it in the oven until the butter has melted and it starts to get crispy.
You could really use any spices you desire to tailor your bread to the meal like basil, rosemary or parsley and of course you can always add minced garlic on top of the butter. Even better, you can roast the garlic beforehand and squeeze it out onto the bread so it can melt along with the butter.
Are you on your way to the store yet?