Macaroni Grill Rosemary Bread

Are you a fly by the seat of your pants cook, or do you plan out your weekly menus? I admit that I am a menu planner. Partly because I thrive on organization and partly because it is a 15 minute drive to the grocery store. No last minute running to the store because I am missing one key ingredient, it just takes to much time. So I plan out my menus 7-10 days in advance. First I look at the grocery store ad and plan my meals around what is on sale. It saves me tons of time and money!! I would highly recommend it.

Just remember to be flexible. Last night we were going to have Sticky Coconut Chicken for dinner, but I was tired and we ended up having sandwiches. No big deal. We’ll have the chicken another night. Don’t stress, just do what works for you. If you would like to see what a few other weekly menu ideas, check out this link at I’m an Organizing Junkie. I think it looks like lots of fun; I plan on participating every week. You should try it!

Here is my menu for this week:
Monday: Swiss chicken and tossed salad. Homemade ice cream for dessert
Tuesday: Tacos and corn (prepared by my 10 yr old son-Yeah!)
Wednesday: Cheese soup and homemade pretzels
Thursday: General Tso’s Chicken with rice, broccoli
Friday: Date night (kids are thrilled beyond measure to eat boxed macaroni and cheese)
Saturday: Taco soup and corn chowder, homemade rolls, Jan Hagels, cherry bars, and chocolate fillers (lots of food because my son is getting baptized and we have a bunch of family coming over)
Oh, and don’t worry, I will be posting the recipes.

Alright, enough of my blabbing, here is the recipe for today. It is another yummy restaurant copycat recipe. I found it on one of my favorite blogs, The Sister’s Cafe. I just adjusted it so I could use my SAF instant yeast. (Saves sooo much time!) I served it with the Zuppa Tuscana soup and I thought it was fabulous! It’s been awhile since I’ve been to Macaroni Grill, but this is what I remember the bread tasting like. It’s yummy! The dough is low fat, so it is definitely best the first day. But I did have some for lunch the next day and I wasn’t complaining!

rosemary bread-recipe

Copycat Recipes- Macaroni Grill Bread

1 Tbsp SAF yeast
1 Tbsp sugar
1 cup warm water
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 tsp dried rosemary (or 1 Tbsp fresh)
Topping:
2 Tbsp butter or margarine, melted
1 1/2 tsp dried rosemary (or 1 Tbsp fresh)
Coarse salt
Mix yeast, sugar, and water till frothy. Add 2 cups of the flour, salt, oil and rosemary and mix till smooth. Add enough flour to make a soft dough. Form into a round loaf and place on a lightly greased pan. (I used my stoneware pan, so I didn’t need to grease it.) Brush the loaf with butter using a pastry brush. It will be really wet. Sprinkle with rosemary and coarse salt. Let rise till doubled, about 45 minutes. Bake in a 450 oven for about 20-25 minutes. Serve with balsamic vinegar and olive oil if desired.

Notes:
-The original recipe calls for fresh rosemary, but I didn’t have any so I just used dry. I’m sure it would be even more fabulous with fresh.
-This was so good dipped in the Zuppa Tuscana soup I mentioned above.
-This is traditionally served with balsamic vinegar and olive oil, but we just ate it plain.

 

Comments

  1. YUM! I will definitely be making this soon! I LOVE the bread at Macaroni Grill, and rosemary is just divine. Plus the recipe is so easy! Who would have guessed?

  2. Had this with dinner tonight, so good!

  3. I just made this last night and it tasted great! Thanks for the recipe I have always loved Macaroni Grill’s bread! And now I can make it myself!

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