Not rocket science.
And you're sayin' to yourself, "Ruthy, why are you making this a post? It's so easy anyone can do it, right???"
If you make seasoned breads and seasoned dipping oils as often as we do, it gets price, so for a few pennies, I can put together my own seasoned mix and everybody's happy!
I usually keep a few small empty spice jars around to put my mix in. If I don't have any, jelly jars do well! And I got these teensy tinsy ones as favors at a wedding, filled with homemade jam... Oh my stars, I think that's my favorite wedding favor yet! Because these tiny jars are da' bomb!!!!
So here you go:
Rosemary/Garlic Bread Dipping mix:
4 teaspoons salt (I use sea salt because it's fun, but all salt is NaCl and Mr. Dowd would be insulted if I didn't remember that from high school, and I'd never insult Mr. Dowd because he rocks. We just love that man around here... So use sea salt if you have it, but table salt works fine.)
3 teaspoons freshly ground (or restaurant grind, coarser) black pepper
6 teaspoons rosemary garlic seasoning
Put in jar.
I buy the ginormous Rosemary Garlic seasoning at Sam's Club because it's enough for a year.... We grill with it, use it on chicken, use it in soups, etc. It's a great seasoning and the huge plastic jar of it is less than the cost of a bottle of bread dip mix: Add some salt and pepper, and the world is happy.
For Italian style bread dip mix (with or without the black pepper, your choice)
4 teaspoons sea salt
3 teaspoons coarse black pepper (if desired, Dave loves peppery breads. He's weird)
6 teaspoons Italian seasoning OR: use two teaspoons granulated garlic, one teaspoon oregano, two teaspoons basil and one teaspoon parsley.
Mix and store in airtight container.
I like sun-dried tomato in my mixes, but Dave isn't a fan, so I add it into the mix if it's just for us girls... Or if I'm doing two dips, I'll use minced up sun-dried tomatoes to throw into the mix.
Do you have blends you use? Feel free to share them! I used to be a bread-and-butter New England kind of gal, but now... I'm totally loving these bread dips in olive oil.
And then I CONVINCE MYSELF THAT IT'S BETTER FOR ME!!!!