Boys love meatballs.
Well maybe not all boys love meatballs, but all American boys love meatballs.
Alright not all American boys love meatballs, but American boys that come from Italian families love meatballs.
I’m almost certain about that last one, but in case it isn’t true at least I know for a fact that the American boy from an Italian family that I cook dinner for most often loves meatballs.
I’m not going to tell you how to make meatballs today. What a tease! I am going to tell you that you shouldn’t have spaghetti and meatballs without garlic bread. It’s just not right.
So here’s what you do: Get a baguette. Split it in half lengthwise. Spread it GENEROUSLY with butter (it helps if you let the butter sit out on the counter for a while first so that it’s soft). Sprinkle the top with as much garlic powder as you want. This amount will vary depending on your tastes and what your plans are for later that evening. Then just stick it in an oven set to 425 degrees or so. Bake until the bread is nice and toasty and delicious looking.
You can sprinkle the top with chopped parsley if you’re feeling fancy, but you could also just slice it up and eat it if you’re feeling more hungry than you are fancy. If you’re feeling especially hungry and especially non-fancy you could skip the slicing step all together. Oh yes.