I’ve posted this before, but I don’t particularly care. If you’ve had it before, you’ll understand the craving is strong :)

Carrabba’s Scotty Thompson Appetizer

  • 1 jar of spaghetti sauce
  • 1 sleeve of goat cheese (about 4-6 ounces)
  • 1 loaf of french bread
  • olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
slice french bread into single servings brush sides of bread grill until each side has slight char lines rub garlic cloves over each side (this will give a faint garlic taste) In a small serving dish pour heated spaghetti sauce top with sliced goat cheese and serve immediately with bread for dipping

Carrabba’s Bread Dipping Spices

Makes ¼ cup

2 tablespoons chopped Italian flat leaf parsley; 1 tablespoon if using fresh basil
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried oregano
¼ teaspoon dried basil, or 1 tablespoon fresh
⅛ teaspoon dried rosemary, or ½ teaspoon fresh
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
½ teaspoon kosher salt
⅛ teaspoon ground red pepper, or ¼ teaspoon flakes
½ teaspoon plus more olive oil
⅛ teaspoon fresh lemon juice

In a blender or food processor, chop all but oil and juice until similar in size; stir in oil and juice

In a dish, add 1½ teaspoon mixture; top with 3 to 4 tablespoons oil; serve with bread

Hi Everyone!

I know I’ve been quite over the last few days - please forgive.  I’m still doing well and staying on track.  I’ve just been really busy at work with month-end activities.

Today we went to Carrabba’s for dinner.  I love Carrabba’s.  Tonight, I actually had pizza.  Since I love just about anything at Carrabbas, I never really considered ordering a pizza.  Wow, sure wish I had done this sooner.

NO, it was not incredibly healthy.  But you know what?  I’m in the for the long haul, and I’m not giving up pizza for life.  So, really good pizza (as this was) is very much worth the points.