Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Garlic Bread

Sorry for the short post today and none yesterday!  I had to go back to the hospital to have my sutures removed.  The hospital is a huge complex and I got a bit lost.  I seriously walked a couple miles before finding the office.  To say that this was painful is completely understating it.  I am really good with pain.  I did not cry and I did not even whimper but I broke out in uncontrollable sloppy sweats that I did not even realize I was capable of producing.  But hey, they are out and that part is behind me!  I still need to wear the claw brace for 6 weeks.  I can start to move it a bit each day but I have a long way to go.  I can only move it a couple of millimeters right now.  Onward and upward!

I made this garlic bread to serve with the lasagna.  It's very simple but oh so good.  At least I think it was as I never actually got any!  A crusty bread with large bubbles is best for this because you want the garlic to fall into the pockets.


Soften a stick of butter and mix it with lots of dices garlic and some fresh parsley.  I used about 5 large cloves of garlic.


Melt this mix and stir to combine.


Half the loaf of bread and cut each side in half again.  Brush thoroughly pushing pieces of the garlic into the holes.  Broil until the edges turn golden and the butter is bubbling.


If you want to be very decadent add cheese before broiling.  I never do this when I serve it with lasagna because there is already so much cheese in that dish.  But it is very good with cheese when served with spaghetti.

22 comments:

Robin Larkspur said...

Ooooh, lovely garlic bread, my husband will love it! Glad those stitches are out; you were very brave, I hope you rewarded yourself with something nice after that! Take good care, and on with the recovery!!

Barbara F. said...

I am sorry it was so painful, Joyce. But you are not letting it stand in your way! Your bread looks so incredible, and I don't even like butter! (yes, I know, I am strange!) xo

Patty Woodland said...

I'm so very sorry it hurt so much. You would think they would have given you a nerve block or something.

The bread looks YUMMY with a capital YUM

Beverly@Beverly's Back Porch said...

I love garlic bread with everything!

Lois said...

My hand is twitching with sympathy achiness. Hoping your body continues to heal, superfast.

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

Thankfully I only have four stitches to remove :-) You cut Your thumb so much worse than I so I can move my thumb pretty well already but it is still very swollen.

I don't know how many time I've been lost in hospitals :-) :-) :-) Especially when walking in the cellar and they have put up very few signs :-) :-) :-)

I'm glad the stitches are gone and hope You recover fast!
Christer.

laurie said...

ouch with those darn stitches huh, like you said onwards, glad thats over! Your bread looks lovely makes me hungry just looking, I could not live without bread, take care , I was thinking about you last night hoping you were OK but I thought it was time for the stitches to come out, sorry it was so painful, I thought it might be, from what I was told this is one hell of an injury and takes time sweet time to recover, please take time, don't push,

Texan said...

I hope you continue to heal well and fast!

Tamara said...

oooooh this break looks sooo good! We love garlic bread and I'm def going to be giving this a try. :) Not sure how you injured yourself but I hope you are healing. :)

Guillaume said...

I loooooove garlic bread! This is my kind of garlic bread.

Ina in Alaska said...

As I read your description of the suture removal my entire body went into a spasm of sympathy pain. You poor baby!!!

(((hugs)))

I LOVE garlic bread and yours sounds super fantastic!! YUM!!

Candace said...

I'm so glad you're injury hasn't kept you from posting your incredible dishes, Joyce! Glad to hear the stitches are gone - let the real healing begin!
Cheers!

Nellie said...

Onward and upward, Joyce! That's the way to go! So glad the sutures have been removed!
Anything with garlic in it has to be good! I could eat a TON of this bread!

edenhills said...

At least it's progress. You'll be back to using it before you know it. :-)

LindaG said...

Congratulations on getting your stitches out!

And thank you so much for this recipe. It looks fantastic! :o)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I read back and learned of your terrible accident with the knife! Holy moly, glad you're okay and still have two thumbs, LOL! I can't believe you're still cooking and baking away, as usual. You rock!

injoyinmylife said...

So sorry you are going through so much with your injury. Good that the stitches are out though. I know what you mean about getting all turned around in a big hospital. Not fun. That bread looks delicious.

jody said...

yum! more great recipes! im sorry you have had to experence the pain that comes with such an injury but glad your on the mend and still able to do what you love! enjoy your evening!

Barb said...

Getting those darn stitches out is one more step to recovery!! Thanks for such a great recipe!

TARYTERRE said...

CLAW arm or not, you can MOVE it a couple of millimeters. That my dear is progress. HANG IN THERE. take care.

SharleneT said...

Okay. Now, I'm even more worried. Please be careful now that the stitches are out. We have a tendency to get a little cavalier when we start healing. Hugs.

SharleneT said...

Okay. Now, I'm even more worried. Please be careful now that the stitches are out. We have a tendency to get a little cavalier when we start healing. Hugs.