Wednesday, January 28, 2009

My favorite side dish. Kind of.

I love carbs. Really really love them.

Who needs meat when you can have a plate of pasta, mashed potatoes, and garlic bread?

So this is one of my favorite side dishes. My family loves it too.
Grab a loaf of french bread at the store.
Slice it down the middle lengthwise.
Spread on a thin layer of butter.
Then drizzle on some olive oil. What? It's a healthy fat!
Spread the olive oil evenly with your knife.
Add a sprinkle of garlic.
And then a nice generous helping of Cavender's Greek Seasoning.
We are so addicted to this spice mix! Trust me, it's amazing on everything. Potatos, popcorn, pasta... There I go with the carbs again. Gee, I wonder why I need to lose 15 lbs?

Then sprinkle on parmesan cheese. I'll admit, I often use the stuff in the can. It's not so bad, sometimes. It doesn't taste like shredded parm, but it works.

Pop it under the broiler in your oven until it's nice and golden and the cheese is melted.

Serve it with your favorite carb pasta with sauce.


BUT WAIT!!! Right after I made this and took the photos, I came across Ree's Olive bread recipe.
So I combined her recipe and mine and made it for our bible study group.
It. Was. So. Good.
Seriously. Ridiculously good.
People went nuts over it.
The only thing I love more than carbs are salty carbs.
So make this but chop up a bunch of olives (green, black, kalamata) and put them on top of the bread before you sprinkle the cheese on.

And that's my new favorite side dish.

I promise you'll love it. If not, you can come back and make nasty comments about me. I'll delete them, but that's okay.

34 comments:

P.S.He loves you.. said...

my bread loving family would also heart it!

Thanks for sharing..now I need me some greek seasoning.

My Three Girls (The A girls) said...

looks yummy.....thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog. Love the title of your other blog..desparatly avoiding housework.

Alicia @ Oh2122 said...

That looks so yummy!

And what is this Cavender's? I have never heard of it, but it sond GOOD!

Blissful Nikki said...

ok....I think I died, went to heaven, and God took me to this recipe!! WOW!! I cant wait to make this...I am OLIVE OBSESSED!! So this fits right in! :) Thanks for sharing!!!!!

Sweet Nothings said...

Looks great. I love garlic bread, especially with cheese! Can you buy that greek seasoning at any grocery store? Or online?

Pfeiffer Photos said...

That last pic makes me hungry...yum!

Seeker said...

This sounds delicious! I'm right with you on the Carb Bandwagon; so yummmmmy.

Did you get my etsy convo about the "Old Money" necklace?

gina said...

Carbs is my favorite dish- side , main, appetizer, dessert- whatever!

This sounds divine! :)

Heather said...

I *love* that greek seasoning!

We put it on potatoes... dice them up into tiny cubes... olive oil.. a LOT of greek seasoning, and fry. For awhile. It's been a staple in our household for over a decade.

Amy Bell said...

nice to meet you! what a GREAT blog. and, really...the bread. it looks wonderful!

Practically Perfect... said...

Oh, wow! That looks SO fabulous! And who doesn't love carbs + olive oil?!?!

rebel said...

Yum. I love bread with cheese and butter and olive oil. I'm gonna fix it your way next time, sounds great. Thanks for the recipe.

carissa... brown eyed fox said...

oh we LOVE cavenders too!!!!!!

my mama has used it since we were kiddos... on her pork chops! :)

it IS just the spice to add just the right kick!

that bread looks so good... good golly... that is sheer comfort food delight! :)

BIG hugs on this Thursday morning!

kraftykash said...

I love olives...especially the green ones! Im thinking if I hide them under the cheese...the kiddos might not notice? hmmmm

Leslie said...

mmmm, this look sooo good! I'm going to try it tonight with dinner, thanks! (if I can find that seasoning!)

forever folding laundry said...

I was hooked as soon as I saw the drizzled olive oil. Yum!

My Three Girls (The A girls) said...

You are too funny!!!! I like your blog too.

Kasey said...

you are MY kind of girl!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

I think I could live on bread alone...okay...and chocolate too!!!
I'm trying this for supper tonight...thanks for the ideas :)

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

I think I could live on bread alone...okay...and chocolate too!!!
I'm trying this for supper tonight...thanks for the ideas :)

Carolyn said...

Delicious! Bring on the carbs I say!

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

There is nothing like some yummy bread to dip in sauce....right on! We've got to try that seasoning!

Kim @ Forever Wherever said...

That's my kind of bread right there! Yum!
-Kim

Taya @ Delightful! said...

Yummy! My husband (and me) would goes nuts over this! Now I'll have to keep my eyes open for that greek seasoning!

Rosebud Collection said...

I tell you, it is early in the morning and I am so hungry after seeing this dish..I could eat it for breakfast..

Kimm at Reinvented said...

I'm a carb girl too. I say this as I stare at the evidence, my belly. I will have to try the bread recipe, and I hope I can find that seasoning!

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Oh, my gosh, I am drooling all over my keyboard. We love our bread here--my husband bakes artisan breads a lot, so it's impossible for me to ever cut carbs out. I'd rather just spend a little extra time on the treadmill than give up bread and pasta!

This looks soooo good. I've never tried the Greek seasoning, but I'm adding it to my grocery list right now. (I hope Kroger carries it!)

Thanks! :-)

Donna Boucher said...

I gotta love someone who owns a bottle of All Purpose Greek Seasoning :o)

CherryTreeLane said...

I'm enjoying taking a troll around your blog, and YUMMO to the bread!!!

Gayle said...

This sounds great! I've never seen Greek seasoning. I'm going to put it on my shopping list!

Andi - udandi said...

a girl after my own heart! I say it is because it's winter that I love carbs, but who am I kidding it doesn't change much throughout the year!

I put that Greek seasoning on my shopping list!

eeniemoni said...

mmm, that looks really good

Kristen said...

This is when I wish computers had scratch-&-sniff, or smellavision or something - but that bread looks divine! I, like everyone else, am now searching for the Greek seasoning.
Thanks for stopping by my blog -- and I love the name of your other blog, I can completely relate :)

$5 Dinner Mom said...

Looks like I need some Greek seasoning! YUM!

Erin