What I did:
When grocery shopping, I searched the day-old bread table for good deals and found a loaf of French bread on clearance for $.50. Sold. Times 2. We used the other loaf for French toast.
This loaf I cut into 20 1" slices with a bread knife. Then, I prepared my garlic butter blend. I had never done this before and didn't have a recipe, so it was kind of a hmmm, this looks good, I'll add that, kind of process. Into the food processor went:
1 stick of butter, room temp.
1 T. dried parsley
4 cloves of garlic
3 T. grated parmesan cheese
handful of shredded mozzarella
After distributing the garlic butter blend amongst the 20 slices of bread, I spread them out on rimmed baking sheets. I pressed an additional layer of shredded mozzarella onto their tops and stuck the trays into the freezer--I think it was about 30 minutes (roughly 1 diaper change and a game of try to hold onto the toy with Lincoln). When they were frozen (enough so the butter wasn't sticky anymore) I placed them into a freezer safe bag. Because they were frozen separately, they won't stick together when you stack them like this.
Ta-Da! 20 slices of frozen garlic cheese bread for about $1.50 (estimating the cost of the bread plus the cheese and butter used...).
To cook, I plan to make them just like we make the New York brand bread: place in the toaster oven at 400 degrees for 4-5 minutes or until cheese is melty and browning. You could do it in a big oven too, but I don't like to turn the big oven on for a couple pieces of toast...