Do you ever have those days where you get to the end of your day and you wonder “what did I even eat today?” Now that I am a mom I can go without eating and not even realize it. (Which I have never understood before it happened to me. Mark could go all day without eating and I would think he was crazy…now I understand. I am just distracted by a baby not homework. I was never distracted enough by school to not eat lol)
This is bad for me because for a number of reasons it is crucial for me to eat all meals each day and like 5 snacks. Sometimes I also think about the dinners I have cooked all week. We normally have meat/rice, or meat/pasta. And every now and then we have veggies on the side. Pretty boring right? Normally either the meat, rice, or pasta is jazzed up but never both. I felt sad that while we had a great main portion of our dish I never put very much thought into what we would have with the “main portion”.
I wanted to have guacamole meatballs and spaghetti for dinner but decided we needed an exciting side! So I bought a loaf of French bread, (it really is so cheap I should buy it more!) slathered it with butter, sprinkled it with some parmesan cheese and garlic powder and there you go. The words coming from our taste buds were things like: delicious, yum, mmmmm, yummy, amazing…etc. The parmesan cheese adds such a nice touch!
1 Loaf French bread sliced in half (to create two long pieces)
1 stick butter
1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
1/3 cup Parmesan Cheese
1 tsp Parsley
Sprinkle of oregano
Melt the butter and mix the garlic powder and parsley into it. Brush over each piece of bread.
Sprinkle oregano over each piece.
Broil on High for about 5 minutes with your rack in the MIDDLE of your oven.
Take out and sprinkle the parmesan cheese all over the top. Broil for about 2 more minutes just until the cheese starts to melt.
Slice and enjoy with your favorite spaghetti or just for a snack the next day, and the day after that. Yum!
Tips from Kj:
We have a gas oven and the directions I gave were what works with our oven. Make sure you watch your bread closely though! Ovens are so different especially when broiling. My mom made this and her oven was on low broil. She put it in for about 4 minutes on Low then took it out and put it in for 1 more minute until the cheese got melty.
This is also so good with mozzarella cheese!
I also love using garlic Mrs. Dash instead of Garlic Powder