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Lasagna and Garlic Bread for A Family Size Meal

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Make feeding the family during the holidays easier with family size lasagna and homemade garlic bread.

garlic bread

Like most people, November and December are pretty busy for us.  I feel like we are moving at light speed once Halloween is over.  Not only do we have the normal busyness of Thanksgiving and Christmas, but we also have 6 family birthdays between November 14th and December 17th.  I remember when I told my sister I was pregnant with our son and she replied, ” As long as he's not born in November or December!”  He was born November 21st.

lasagna

Between Thanksgiving, Christmas, and birthday parties, I do a lot of cooking in November and December.  I'm always looking for a way to make feeding a crowd easier and Stouffers Family Size Lasagna does the trick.  My family loves lasagna and it's a very filling meal, but I hate making it.  So I serve Stouffers and instead, I make homemade garlic bread.

garlic bread

I picked up a loaf of Italian bread at the Walmart bakery when I  was shopping for the lasagna.

garlic bread

Just slice it in half lengthwise with a long bread knife.

lasagna

Spread a mixture of garlic, butter, olive oil, and oregano on the bread.  You can either bake it at this point or keep it for later.  This is something you can make ahead.

garlic bread

I broil the bread  with the loaf open until it's golden brown.   Just watch it so it doesn't burn.

Lasagna

Serve the garlic bread with the Stouffer's lasagna and a vegetable like roasted brussel sprouts.   My family raves over this meal – even my dad loved it!

family size

When I was at Walmart getting the items for my lasagna meal, I picked up a few other things to keep in the freezer for a few more easy meals during this busy season.  Digiornio Pizza is great for a quick lunch!

family size

I  also bought this family sized macaroni and cheese for our Christmas Eve meal.  My dad is grilling ribs and the macaroni and cheese will be the perfect side dish.

family size

Of course, no meal is complete without dessert.  My favorite holiday treat is Dreyer’s Slow Churned Light Ice Cream in Peppermint Wonderland.  They also have A Very Merry Eggnog this time of year for those of you who love eggnog.

 

Homemade Garlic Bread

Homemade Garlic Bread

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf of Italian bread
  • 2-3 cloves of finely minced garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil, or more to make mixture spreadable
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano

Instructions

  1. Slice loaf of bread lengthwise.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together garlic,butter, olive oil, and oregano.
  3. Spread the butter and olive oil mixture evenly on the open loaf of bread.
  4. Broil or bake the loaf open faced until brown.
  5. Slice and serve.
 

 

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8 Comments
  • Kristin Wheeler (
    December 11, 2013

    I love that ice cream! Yummy! And hooray for holiday flavors! #client

  • Christy
    November 22, 2013

    I love keeping easy meals on hand for the holiday season. It’s just so busy. We don’t have as many birthdays during the holidays as you do though. #client

  • Cinny
    November 20, 2013

    Ohhh, I love garlic bread and lasagna…this is my kinda comfort meal!

  • Tammilee Tillison
    November 20, 2013

    Yum! This looks delicious! I love home made garlic bread

  • Annemarie
    November 20, 2013

    Yum, that looks delish. I love garlic bread, have to try that recipe out!

  • Liza
    November 20, 2013

    Usually I make homemade lasagna, but when there’s just not time, the only frozen kind my family will eat is the Stouffers. It is SO GOOD. We also love the DiGiorno pizzas, especially the new Pizzeria-style ones. Your homemade garlic bread would go really well with either of them 🙂

    • Camille
      November 20, 2013

      We had Stouffers at a friends house recently and my son decided he loved it. So I made a homemade lasagna a few weeks later – he wouldn’t eat it! Ha! When I made the Stouffers at home, sure enough, he ate a ton of it. I think I’m done with homemade lasagna and will stick to the garlic bread.

  • Susan
    November 20, 2013

    WOW this looks AMAZING, yummy and easy to make I am sure my family would love them,.