Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Saving Money: Make Homemade Garlic Bread and Freeze It

There are so many different ways to save money on your grocery bill. Most of them include making homemade foods you would usually buy at the store in a box.  If you are spending money on pre made garlic breads you are really throwing away your extra dollars on convenience.  Here is a very easy, quick homemade garlic bread recipe I use for my family.  I came up with this because I was tired of spending so much money on a package of 6 garlic bread pieces. I can use a whole loaf of bread and have garlic bread stored in the freezer for multiple meals. Also, I actually have a dairy allergy and cannot even eat the the store bought garlic breads anymore.  So here is my families delicious garlic bread recipe.

Ingredients:
1 cup butter (if you have a dairy allergy be sure to use a dairy/lactose free butter).
5 cloves of garlic (minced)
a couple shakes of garlic salt
1 loaf of Italian or French bread
Cooking spray

Supplies:
Pan
Spoon
Knife
baking pan
parchment paper
plastic zip bags

Recipe:
Step 1:
Mince your garlic (or use pre-minced garlic) add to pan with butter and garlic salt.  Slowly simmer until butter melts.

Step 2:
While the butter is melting slice your bread and place pieces on your lightly sprayed baking sheet.
Step 3:
Use a spoon to pour melted butter and garlic mixture over each piece of bread (if you are baking more than you need for dinner or to use in the future, wrap pieces in the parchment paper and place in zip lock baggies and place in freezer.  Just reheat in the oven).
Step 4:
Place baking sheet under the broiler for 3-5 mins or until edges are browned and crisp.

Step 5:
Enjoy fresh out of the broiler. Pair with your favorite dinner!

6 comments:

  1. I love garlic bread and I love this recipe, I'm going to try it.

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  2. My son LOVES garlic bread- can't wait to try this! :)

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  3. Yum! I will have to try your recipe! I like to take the whole loaf and slice it, but not all the way through...and stuff it with butter and cheese:) New follower!
    Loressa
    www.lifescuriouswisdom.com

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  4. great idea!! costs twice as much to buy it already made!

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  5. we love garlic bread here at my home. i never thought of this brilliant idea. I'm going to try this

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  6. Making our own bread saved us a lot of money and it is so much better tasting!

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