Garlic bread is a favorite around here. Making your own garlic butter spread is very easy and saves you quite a bit of money.
Begin by putting butter, margarine, or whatever kind of spread you have at home in a small container. (The Smart Balance is dairy and gluten free for those with allergies.) I usually do about 1/4 cup. Allow to soften.
Sprinkle in some garlic powder and dried parsley. I never measure. The parsley is just for color so you don't need much. The garlic adds the flavor. Add it to taste.
This is what it looks like with the seasonings added.
Stir together.Store in the fridge in an airtight container.
It is delicious on homemade warm ciabatta bread. It is also quick and easy to turn a store bought loaf of French bread into garlic bread when you want it to go with dinner. I love having some of this mixed up ready to go.