Friday, January 1, 2010

Black Olive and Colby Jack Garlic Bread

"Twas the night before New Year's when all through the house..." I was watching Ghost Labs on Discovery in the kitchen with Maisy. Emily was in her room with Squirrely, and Eric was in his office. It was time to make a New Years Eve treat for the fam, but this year the crock pot was empty. I had no plan, and it was almost midnight. Eric happened to bring home a loaf of french bread. That was a start, so I thought maybe Garlic Bread. After eyeballing a recipe for green and black olive bread with mayo on the web I knew I wouldn't be making bread with any mayo-paste (ewww!) but it did inspire me.

I went to the pantry and "poof!" It's like my own fairy godmother had been there. I found a can of black olives. So I decided to merge our family favorite Garlic Bread with black olives and Colby Jack cheese (another thing Eric happened to buy yesterday, he must be psychic or something!)

Cookbook Bites: Black Olive and Colby Jack Garlic Bread
Black Olive and Colby Jack Garlic Bread

Black Olive & Colby Jack Garlic Bread

1 loaf of french bread
1 can of black olives
1 stick of butter
2 sections from a clove of garlic (about 1 to 1 & 1/2 t)
2 C grated Colby Jack cheese
1/2 C parmesan cheese

How to: Slice up the french bread and lay the pieces out on a cookie sheet. If you put them on aluminum foil clean up is easier. (Did you know they have 100% recycled aluminum foil now?) Next put the butter in a medium size microwaveable bowl and melt it. Drain the olives and then chop and add to the butter. Peel and run the garlic through the garlic press (or crush and dice) and add to butter. Stir in the parmesan. Spoon mixture onto the bread slices and sprinkle each slice with the grated Colby Jack. Put in the oven under the broiler and remove when toasted to perfection.

Source: Suzanne Nikolaisen

Review: The whole family liked this recipe!

Happy New Year!



  1. This looks wayyyy yummy Suz! Sadly Nick and I would be the only ones to eat them!

  2. The not so sad part is that it's pretty darn good leftover! :)



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