Roasted Garlic Bread

This week has been a royal mess at the Casa de flicker-doodles. My phone line went out, which would be no big deal since the only person that calls me at home is my mom, but it also means that my internet was completely out. That is a big deal. Luckily I figured out that somebody on my street has unprotected wireless, so I was able to “borrow” their service. But then my garage flooded while doing laundry. I suspected it was my lousy plumbing so I spent a day waiting for a plumber to come out and tell me it wasn’t my plumbing at all, but probably my ancient washing machine. I went and bought a new one, but Sears can’t deliver until Wednesday. So I’m now running out of clean towels and underwear. On top of all that, I have been battling a war with ants since I got home from camping last week. I keep finding them all over the house… the kitchen, the bathroom, the living room. (Before you ask, no there is no food in my bathroom, I don’t know why they are in there!) Every time I kill them in one room they come back the next day somewhere else. Ugh! When it rains, it pours! Anyway, I sit here typing this up on borrowed internet, between trips back and forth to the laundrymat, while waiting for the phone repairman.

But this bread makes up for it all. It really is fantastic garlic bread, and it’s beyond easy to make.

Start by roasting some garlic. I only made a half loaf of bread so I only roasted one head, but if you’re making a whole loaf, roast 2 or 3. Cut off the top half inch or so, then place them into a small, oven-safe baking dish. (Leave them whole, don’t break them into individual cloves.)

Drizzle on some olive oil. Then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover it with foil and roast in a 350 oven until soft, about 45 minutes.

Remove from oven and allow until cool enough to handle.

Squeeze out all the yummy roasted garlic into a separate bowl.

Mix in a stick of softened butter and stir it all to combine.

Smear this mixture onto some sourdough bread and sprinkle with some parmeasan cheese.

Stick it into the broiler and broil for about 10 minutes, or until golden brown. (Don’t be like me and forget about it because you are watching the finale of Bachelor Pad and let it burn around the edges.)

Cut it into slice and serve it up next to your spaghetti! It’s great for soaking all that extra marinara sauce. The good thing about this bread is you can make it ahead of time. Just roast your garlic and spread it on the bread, then keep the bread in the fridge until you need it. Enjoy!

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