Friday, November 30, 2012

Homemade Garlic Bread

I must admit, i've been MIA from the blog this week. After a delightful Thanksgiving, i've been slow-moving to get back in the swing of things this week!  I have been doing some brainstorming though, so don't fret- I will be posting many edible gifts and holiday party treats starting next week!

This weekend, my mom and sisters are coming down for a visit and to go see Smokey Robinson in concert tomorrow.  We saw Smokey when I was about 8 years old and I'm pretty sure we listened to the tape we purchased then in our volvo station wagon for the next decade!

Since everyone will be traveling to get here, I wanted to make something simple and comforting tonight in lieu of going out to eat.  I decided on Spaghetti & Meatballs, but since it's a special occasion, I thought i'd go all out and make some homemade garlic bread.  It's so simple and delicious, I don't think the frozen stuff has any means for comparison!  Here's how I make it:

* 1 baguette, sliced horizontally
* 1/4 c. fresh oregano, chopped
* 2-3 garlic cloves (depending on size), minced
* 1/3 c. olive oil
* 2 tbsp. butter

Preheat the oven to 375.  Spread butter on one side of the baguette.  In small sauté pan, heat olive oil over medium heat.  Add garlic and oregano to the pan and sauté for one minute.  Remove the oil mixture from heat and use a spoon to spread the olive oil mixture on the opposite side of the bread from the butter.  Place the halves back together, wrap in aluminum foil, and bake for 10 minutes.  Remove foil and bake for an additional 3-5 minutes until golden brown.  Slice into individual pieces and serve.

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