There are a lot of things I don’t understand…for example, maps and geography.  (Or are those the same things?  That is how much I don’t understand them.)  Either way it is a subject matter that doesn’t click in my brain.

I also don’t understand push-up bras.  Why do you want to fill your bra with padding or gel?  Eventually the person you want to notice your northern hemisphere ( map talk?) is going to find out your secret.

For whatever reason tonight, I just started thinking about things that don’t make sense to me.  (You should now be thinking, “Barb, I don’t get this post.  Where are you going with this?”)

I was making dinner tonight (lasagna) and wanted to make garlic bread.  And started thinking about the premade garlic bread I’ve seen in the store.  And I thought, I don’t understand why they sell pre-made garlic bread.  It is never as good as homemade and you never know what it is going to taste like.

Why go to all the trouble of making a delicious meal when you are just going to accompany it with some mediocre bread?  (I don’t understand.)

I kept saying “Why? Why? Why?”  You have no clue if it is going to compliment your meal or overpower it.  (See how deep my thoughts are on a daily basis.  I carry the weight of the world on my shoulder.)

So tonight when I was making my garlic bread, I decided to step it up a notch.  Maybe I needed a fun new homemade garlic bread to give my readers a whole new understanding of why they should make garlic bread at home.

Garlic Ranch Bread


3 Tbsp butter, melted

1 tsp minced garlic (fresh)

1 tsp powdered ranch dressing (I love Hidden Valley)*

Parmesan cheese

8 ½ inch slices of a baguette.


In a small bowl, mix butter, garlic and ranch dressing.  Brush onto bread and sprinkle with parm.  Broil for about 1-2 minutes until edges brown.

If you don’t have any Hidden Valley in the house, make your own.  It isn’t “exactly” the same but it will do in a pinch.It makes a little more than a Tablespoon but you can save it for future uses.

Dry Ranch Mix. 

1/2 tsp. dried parsley flakes

1/4 tsp. ground black pepper

1/4 tsp. salt

1/8 tsp. garlic powder

1/8 tsp. onion powder

Dash of thyme

In my defense so people don’t think I’m really crazy.  (If you don’t think I’m crazy, you must not follow my blog.)  I do understand the purpose of maps (projects for junior high and high school students).  And I’m sure push-up bras are appreciated by men and women everywhere.  The store bought garlic bread is going to take some convincing.