God Bless Souffer’s and their Lasagna! That is what we are having for dinner tonight. Quick and easy and now that school has started, everyone is suddenly starving when they get home from school and work. Tonight we are having lasagna and Caesar Salad. And I also picked up a French baguette and mixed up a dish of Garlic and Herb Dipping Oil.
Lot’s of restaurants serve a dipping oil in place of butter with their bread. It’s easy to do at home and while I like my butter, this is a very delicious and healthier way to go.
Garlic and Herb Dipping Oil
Olive Oil, approximately 1/4 to 1/3 cup
1 to 2 cloves of garlic, pressed
Dried Basil, a pinch
Dried Oregano, a pinch
Dried Red Pepper Flakes, a couple of shakes
Salt and Pepper, a couple of shakes of each
Pour the olive oil onto a small serving plate. I like to use a salad sized plate. Press the garlic and stir it into the olive oil. Add the “pinches” and “shakes” of the basil, oregano, salt and pepper. (Scientific I know.) :)
Stir all ingredients in the dish so they are evenly distributed. Serve with fresh, sliced French or Italian Bread.
Then dip away. Careful, you’ll be tempted to eat more than you should but don’t do it! There’s salad and lasagna still to go.