This definitely doesn't compare with all the fancy-schmancy tablescapes out there, but this is extent of the fanciness of our house this week since I'm working every day and every night.
My favorite way to make garlic bread is to mix margarine with powdered ranch dressing mix (to taste), spread it on whatever bread I have on hand and bake at 400 for about 8-10 minutes. Yummy!
I had one happy kid (he said to me right before dinner, "If we're having pizza tonight then I love you"}, one pouting kid and one crying kid (I'll explain later).
And here's what happens when you try to get a nice pizza pose from an eight year old boy....
and here's the reason for the pouts... I spread the garlic butter onto the bread and set the pan on the stove to wait for the pizza to get done before I popped it in... I had two minutes so I decided to snap a couple of pics for an upcoming posting... all of a sudden my model's eyes turn away... MOM!!!
The stupid mouse was munching on one of the garlic bread slices!!! We've had a ton of mice in our house lately and we've been catching them in traps, but this little guy is fearless. He climbs on the stove even if we're right there and the other day he was in my sink and gave me a heart attack. The cat really, really wants him, but this guy is tricky! I was discussing how I wanted to murder the mouse and cook him on the burner and that made my two mouse-loving girls cry and pout. I want revenge!!! How dare he taste my garlic bread! And yes, I threw the mouse-munched slice away. YUCK!