Thursday, January 27, 2011

America's Favorite Meal: Spaghetti

What is America's most favorite, convenient meal?

Of course, SPAGHETTI.

My daughter asked me, "What's for dinner?"

The most common asked question out of teenagers when they return home from school.

When I told her spaghetti, this is what she said, "Finally, something that cannot be messed up."

Can you believe she doubts and dislikes my cooking that much?

She kind of hurt my feelings.....

I would like to use this post to focus on the popular side that is served with spaghetti.


Do you know there are some people that will refuse to eat spaghetti without garlic bread?

I know, because I live with one.

Garlic bread is so easy to make. You don't have to spend the extra $$$ to buy the pre-packaged frozen kind (the kind that is full of preservatives).

If you have access to a discounted bakery rack in your grocery store, that is the best place to find discounted French bread. Abundant amount of French bread loaves.

It doesn't matter if it's a day old, two days old, or even three days old. You will be baking it anyway.

I slice the loaf of French bread into slices of the desired thickness I want.

To make the garlic mixture, this is what I do:

4 TBS butter
1/2 tsp. garlic salt
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp. parsley flakes

Place everything in a bowl and melt in the microwave.

I used a spoon to transfer the butter mixture to the bread. I spread the butter mixture on both sides of the bread slices. I then placed them on a baking sheet, sprinkled them with grated Parmesan cheese, and bake them in a 350 degree F. oven for about 10 - 12 minutes.

Everyone loves home-made garlic bread.

Good Luck~Happy Eating~Enjoy

I have chosen this Bible verse because I am dealing with many different obstacles of fear at this time in my life. Fear is something that I have a hard time dealing with (talking to the public, completing a quiz in school, and what my future holds).

"In God I have put my trust; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?" Psalm 56:11


  1. Well Bless your sweet heart! The garlic bread in the very first picture immediately drew me in - thanks bunches for sharing that simple recipe! Perfect scripture to share too, a great one to wrap our hearts around. Keep looking up...and trusting Him. He's faithful.

  2. Fear not my will succeed and do great at whatever you accomplish... saying my prayers for you..... bread looks awesome... good luck on your new job by the way.... way to go...

  3. Thank you Joelle. I just wish I was getting paid for the position. For now it is all volunteer. I am in a government program (Trade Adjustment Act)and one of the rules is, I have to be a full-time student for the next two years, and I'm not allowed to work. I see experience in this position though. I'm sure that will help me out after my schooling is over.

  4. I know how you feel..I have same problem, even If I make my kids favorite spaghetti and sauce it is always question"did you put onions in the sauce?" I mean what kind of question is that?!!!:)
    But they love garlic bread..they would eat whole loaf without anything!

  5. In my house, the garlic bread is gone before the spaghetti. There are many things I have to dodge; I have a tomato and mushroom hater, and then I have one that doesn't like vegetables....and on, and on...Makes things tough for a cook!!


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