no room for contemplation because the weeks has hit you full on!
The house is a disaster, the fridge is bare, the laundry reaches the highest point and dinner must be served in between soccer practice, choir rehearsal and homework.
Left with no alternative, (besides going to the grocery store,) I decide to use:
The hard-as-a-rock french bread that got forgotten over the weekend
Bacon I also forgot to cook
and make the troops feels like Monday is a fancy affair.
I scoured the cooking magazine recipes that have piled up in my cookbooks and came across this bacon-topped garlic bread recipe,
sure to please the Monday crowd---served with the stay fresh salad.
Here's how it goes:
Saw in half (the bread has seen fresher days) 1 large Italian bread and then cut each half into 24 slices 1/2 thick.
6-10 slices of bacon cut into 4 inch pieces
1 stick butter
6 cloves finely chopped garlic
3/4 to 1 pound shredded mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven 400. Coat 2 large cooking sheets with non stick cooking spray.
Fry bacon until slightly crisp.
Melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Add garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes and remove from heat.
Place bread on baking sheets, spoon on garlic and butter.
Top with cheese and bacon and bake for 12-15 minutes, until cheese melts and bacon is crisp.
Monday is done, and it looks like Tuesday I'll be heading to the grocery store, or we will be eating furry zucchini and eggs :)