Never underestimate the value of a quick sugar spike or an instant carb-induced coma. Bread, made simply with flour, water and yeast, was the first holy grail of food and took hours to make before 1928 when sliced, plastic-wrapped white bread was born.
At the center of a good, true-blue Italian restaurant table are bread and butter. Writer and naturalist, John Muir, was quoted saying, "Bread without butter or coffee without milk is an awful calamity." There's also a saying that "gratitude remains bread and butter of the humble." Our love for carbs is written in our language; it's a descriptor of necessity. And who doesn't love a fresh slice of bread?
This year you can share the love of the basic "bread and butter" of the holidays (family, loved ones, phoneless reunions) with well, bread, and butter.
Olive Garden's simple take-out service is an unexpected fix to contrived Christmas wine, snowman cookies and hot chocolate mason jars. You can order the chain's popular breadsticks to-go and request that they be placed in a box. Dress the box in gift wrap and bows for an original holiday gift that will surely be gone by the time it's handed over to eager hands. Pull out all the bells and whistles and the end result could look like a Christmas miracle.
Olive Garden's bottomless breadsticks, which the company billed as a practice of "Italian generosity," draws in such a large cult-like following that there is a chance of an Amazon Prime on-demand delivery service for the Italian restaurant chain, according to Insider.
Darden Restaurant CEO Gene Lee revealed that the company is running tests through Amazon Prime delivery service, which could mean a bottomless feast of breadsticks in the comfort of your own home. Should you decide to gift breadsticks this year, you can act as Amazon Prime's proxy, the bearer of bread and butter -- the essential piece to grace the holiday dinner table.
Also, make sure to leave an extra breadstick on the side. On the busiest night of the year, even Santa requires the occasional carb overload.