I don’t know about you, but when it comes to having spaghetti at my house I like to have garlic bread to go with it. I just need something to sop up that yummy tomato sauce and clean my plate with.
Not that I EVER clean my plate.
No, no. I’m a dainty eater. Not a clean-my-plate-clean eater.
And if you believe that, then I’ve got a bridge I’d like to sell you.
Anyway, two nights ago I made spaghetti and I wanted to make some garlic bread to go with it. But I don’t ever have french bread on hand unless there’s company coming over and I purposely plan on having french bread on hand.
But do you know what I usually do have on hand?
Hot dog buns.
By the billions.
Why? Because we regularly have people over and we regularly grill out hot dogs for any kids that that may regularly include. Plus, we regularly grill them out at church events and a lot of leftover buns regularly end up at my house. Plus, my kids just regularly like ’em. And okay, I regularly do too. Regularly.
Because of this plethora of hot dog buns I generally have on hand I have learned to use them for other food stuff. Namely, Lazy Garlic Bread.
And just take a look at ’em…
Mmm, mm. Just as good as any fancy garlic bread around.
So. For those of you who may not know how to make Lazy Garlic Bread (or I guess you could call them “In a Pinch” Garlic Bread), here ya go…
Lazy Garlic Bread
Hot dog buns
Tear hot dog buns lengthwise. Spread copious amounts of softened butter on them, or if you didn’t think to soften the butter beforehand, simply put dabs of butter down the bun.
Toast your buns (the hot dog’s, not yours) in the oven under the broiler until browned to your liking (this being the hardest part of the whole ordeal — NOT burning your buns. Again, the hot dog’s, not yours).
Sprinkle with garlic salt and lemon pepper when you pull them out of the oven. Then pat yourself on the back (not the buns) for making Lazy Garlic Bread for your family.
There. You now have no excuse not to make garlic bread with your next spaghetti dinner.
Unless you don’t have hot dog buns on hand.
Then you might need to implement Lazy, Lazy Garlic Bread — hamburger buns.
If you don’t have that, then I don’t got nothing for ya.