This week has gotten off to kind of a rough start. Kyle has a bit of a yucky cold (although he's feeling a bit better today) and all I want to do is sit on the couch in my pj's, cuddle with G, watch Project Runway and eat comfort food! Instead I am cramming for my final and catching up on all the work we missed while on vacation. In honor of what I wish I was doing, I decided to post my recipe for garlic bread. This is, without a doubt, my favorite comfort food. It's a great addition to any meal... soup, pasta, fish. It's super easy to make and, while it's not on my list of healthy recipes, it's so good it doesn't matter.
2 large garlic cloves, finely minced by hand
3 Tablespoons butter, melted
3/4 cup parmesan cheese, shredded or grated
1 Tablespoon fresh parsley, minced (1 teaspoon dried parsley will work too)
1/4 cup mayonaise
Turn on the broiler. Add the garlic to the hot, melted butter and stir. Then add in the rest of the ingredients. Slice your baguette down the middle (like in the photos) or thin round slices. I do it both ways depending on what it's being served with. Place the bread on a cookie sheet. Evenly distribute the garlic spread onto the slices. Sprinkle with a little bit of paprika. Put the cookie sheet in the oven on the middle rack and broil until it's bubbly, fragrant and golden. Slice it up into pieces if needed and enjoy!