My period came a tad earlier this month, and with it, the usual strange food cravings I get.
This month, along with a continuation of last month's olive craze (I finished more than two-thirds of a jar of pimento-stuffed green olives in the matter of less than a week), the desire for all things garlic set in.
So I made myself garlic bread heh. When I got sick of that, I improvised by adding grated cheddar on top of the sliced baguettes slathered with garlic butter. And when I got sick of that, I added chopped black olives to the cheesey garlic bread before toasting it.
Here's how it turned out:
I probably went overboard with the olives but I LOVE olives so I loved this! If you're planning to try this out you'll probably want to use them more sparingly, as if you're not a fan of olives you might find the taste a bit overpowering if you use this much.
For the garlic butter, here's the recipe I use:
3 heaped tbsp of butter
1.5 head of garlic, peeled and chopped
1 tsp of basil
1/2 tsp of oregano
Sprinkle of coarsely ground black pepper
Pinch of salt to taste (the Skinny Meanie recommends garlic salt, but where the heck do you get that in backwater Kuching? I use regular salt instead.)
- Throw everything into a bowl (duh!).
- Mix everything together (double duh!).
- Store in a clean, dry, plastic container, and remember to refrigerate when not in use.
- Do not keep for too long as the butter will probably go rancid.
This will probably yield enough garlic spread for two baguettes, and then some, so you might want to half or even quarter the amount stated here.
I have no idea why I'm posting this up now, except maybe I'm just feeling rather brain dead from the exhaustion I suffer every time I get the monthly let-down, and am rather incapable of thinking of anything other than food, food, and more food.
I'm gonna go rest now. Feeling crampy, weepy and rather drained, and since I'm already sated, there's no incentive to stay up to stuff my face. Blah.