Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Valentine's Day Garlic Toast

If you're like me, you want to do something special to celebrate each and every schmaltzy holiday that comes along. But you don't have time to make a 12-foot-high papier-mache sculpture of, say, Cupid.

So here you go: a simple idea that will satisfy your craving to make something festive that will take less time than it takes to wash your hair. And seeing as you might not even have time to wash your hair, if you're taking midterms or raising babies or shuttling kids to play practice, this recipe ought to do the trick.

Melt 4 T. butter with one clove crushed garlic over medium heat for a couple of minutes. Using your trusty heart-shaped cookie cutter (you DO have a trusty heart-shaped cookie cutter, yes?) cut out some cute little bread hearts.

Place cute little hearts in garlic butter, and turn to coat both sides. Cute little hearts now go onto mangy old cookie sheet, where they will toast at 375 degrees.

These little beauties cooked for 8 minutes on one side, then got flipped and toasted three minutes more. Next time, I will try maybe 5 and 2 minutes. A little less crispy would be good.
Do you have any 5-minute Valentine's Day ideas you'll be trying at your house?
Note: Check out lots more ideas at Works-for-Me-Wednesday, here.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow!! Love those heart shaped garlic toasts for Valentines Day...

February 11, 2009 at 10:41 PM  
Blogger Tasha said...

So cute! You know I don't have a heart shaped cookie cutter, but I do have a sandwich cutter that has 2 hearts it cuts. Note to self: Get heart shaped cookie cutter.

February 12, 2009 at 2:14 AM  
Blogger Designs on 47th Street said...

oh, I bet those are good. I love bread toasted in a skillet with butter. Garlic would even make it better.

I used to make heart shaped pancakes tinted pink when my girls were little.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I appreciate your nice comments.


February 12, 2009 at 5:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Morning Lynn! Thanks for this little tidbit! Now I know how hubby's toast will be served Saturday morning!!! Now if I can find the heart shaped cookie cutter???? Have a great day and Happy Valentines too! Sincerely, Jeannette

February 12, 2009 at 5:02 AM  
Blogger Kim's Treasures said...

These look so yummy! They sound yummy too! I need to try this out! Thank you!

February 12, 2009 at 7:26 AM  
Blogger jet1960 said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your sweet congratulations on my impending "grandmotherhood". This looks yummy and would be something my dh would like better than chocolate. He LOVES garlic bread!


February 12, 2009 at 5:14 PM  
Blogger Carla said...

these are too sweet! And with eggs? What a great Valentine's Day breakfast:)

February 12, 2009 at 7:07 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

These look so delicious and super cute!! I can't wait to look around your blog.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! :-) I finally added some of the pictures from my swap.

February 13, 2009 at 7:19 PM  
Blogger Pauline said...

Cute, and easy too - can't beat that combination!

February 11, 2012 at 7:37 PM  

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