Garlic bread can be a garnish or a meal. If having a complex meal then plain garlic bread is in order.
If the meal is simple then jazz it up with the ingredients we have been using: The tasty tidbits can all be piled on the split loaf of French bread smothered with you favorite cheese and popped into the oven.
You don't want to duplicate the items in the main course with the items on the garlic bread.
Again, you can use any type of fat: olive oil, melted butter, etc. Of course, any cheese.
Other items that are good in the mix are olives, artichoke hearts, hearts of palm, caramelized onions, and sun dried tomatoes.