In my attempt to ignore the pile of laundry and the gifts that needed to be wrapped the week before Christmas, I came across a great recipe for Beer Bread while searching the web. I love that you can take one simple recipe and add different herbs, cheeses and liquid for a unique taste each time. I have made this three times in the last three weeks. It stirs up quick and the leftovers are super warmed and slathered with butter! (Not that I would know that from experience!)
The first time I made it was with dill and cheddar as suggested with a good 'ole Bud Light. The second time I made it with garlic powder, shredded taco cheese and a lime beer (can't remember the brand). Last night I left out the cheese and added dried onion and parsley with a Bud Light. My favorite was the garlic powder/taco cheese/lime beer combo. I would really like to try it with a can of ginger ale or cream soda for a sweet twist.
My hubby loves it, my kids "kinda" like it. (My 10 year old freaked out when she found out it had beer in it. It appears that she really listened to her D.A.R.E. officer at school about the dangers of alcohol, although I doubt they talked about any dangers of cooking with it!)
I love the idea of packaging it up for a gift. I will have to remember it the next time I need something quick to give! If you try it, let me know how you liked it and what herb/cheese/beer combo you used!