Hola!  I know this is a bit (okay, a lot) late, but how was your Thanksgiving?  Hopefully, you were able to spend time with your family and get you hands on some super yummy food.  That's what I did!  And the family bit is why I didn't get a chance to post over Thanksgiving break... any spare time I spent with my brother!  He came back from college for the holiday, and there was no way I was going to pass up a chance to spend time with him.  It was definitely the best part of break. :)  The second best part was the time spent with my other family, and the third part was, of course, the food!!! :P  Want to see a picture of my plate??
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Now the run down:  bread roll (my mom and I made them), cranberries that my mom made, Katie's Bread-Free Vegan Stuffing (what I mad for vegetables as it had carrots, zucchini, celery, spinach, tomatoes, and onion), lentils, and Peruvian potatoes that my mom and I made together.  Everything was delicious!!!  I was one happy muncher!  I was especially glad that the rest of my family (not exactly the biggest veggie lovers) really liked the veggie dish - it felt good to make something healthy that everyone enjoyed. :)  Afterwards, my dad and brother were too full for dessert, but I really wasn't!  And besides, there's no way I'm turning down dessert. :P  So my mom and I dug into Katie's Chocolate Pumpkin Pie that I made with a homemade graham cracker crust.  Side note:  graham crackers were invented by Sylvester Graham about 180 years ago.  Random, I know.  But as I was typing "graham cracker," I became curious as to who invented them and just had to find out!  Apparently he was also a vegetarian and a health advocate (if we can believe what we read).  Any-who, back to the pie:
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It was a bit odd at first because our mouths were expecting pure chocolate, but there was the slight pumpkin flavor too.  We ended up really liking the flavor!  Note: the piece above isn't the one I ate on Thanksgiving; it's one that I ate with lunch.  Yes, with lunch.  Life is too short to save dessert for the end of the meal. ;)

Okay, on to the garlic bread!  I actually made this recipe a while ago, but the reason it's taken me so long to post is that I wanted to come up with a vegan version too.  Unfortunately, I still haven't come up with the right one.  I decided to go ahead and post the non-vegan recipe first, and then I'll post the other version once I get it right.


Easy Cheesy Garlic Bread
Need something to accompany pasta?  What about lasagna?  Maybe looking for a quick snack?  This bread has you covered!  Ready in under 10 minutes, this recipe can easily be made to serve any number of people!
Serves 1

Ingredients:
  • 1 slice bread of choice (I use Rudi's 7 grain bread, but a crusty bread would be really good!  I'm sure you could also use an english muffin - oh, I'm going to have try that!)
  • About 1/2 tablespoon of butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 ounce shredded mozzarella cheese
Directions: 
  1. Set your oven to broil.
  2. Spread the piece of bread with the butter (you may need to soften the butter to make spreading it easier).
  3. Sprinkle the garlic powder evenly over the buttered bread and follow with the cheese.
  4. Broil for 5 minutes or until the cheese bubbles and begins to brown.
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I served mine with whole wheat angle hair pasta, roasted delicata squash, and mix of corn, peas, and lima beans. YUM! :D
Question:  Who has Christmas decorations up??
We've put up our lights, but I really want to get out some inside decorations.  For me, the day after Thanksgiving marks the Christmas season, and my spirit is in full force!  

Happy weekend everyone!
 


Comments

12/03/2011 08:13

Yet again your recipes are making me drool! I admire your creativity in the kitchen so much! :D
When I went home over Thanksgiving break, my dad and I put up the lights, but I think we're waiting to decorate the tree when I go home over Christmas :) I love this time of year!

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12/03/2011 14:12

You are so creative with your recipes! This is another great one girl

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12/03/2011 15:49

Your thanksgiving spread looks so good!! I wish we had chocolate pumpkin pie, thought the pumpkin ice cream pie we had was pretty darn good. I have that recipe bookmarked though!
Garlic bread = love. This is such a fast easy way to make it!

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12/04/2011 04:34

Awesome Thanksgiving food! Chocolate pumpkin pie sounds delish. We had regular pumpkin pie using my great grandma's recipe, as we do every year. :)
I've actually done some research on Sylvester Graham for my history senior seminar. Yeah, he was a vegetarian, but kind of a wacko. :) He had some interesting ideas, that's for sure.
Love your cheesy bread recipe!

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05/31/2012 08:06

Garlic bread is very testy bread with the yummy flavor of garlic . It is really very testy.

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11/18/2013 04:05

Maybe in time I will consider having this as my blogging platform. Even though lots of people saying this platform is hard to handle.

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Bread is very important in breakfast and especially garlic bread. Garlic bread is very energetic and give us many vitamins. We get different taste of bread in market in low price.

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