Why buy croutons when you can make your own for pennies?
There are usually a few slices of bread at the end of each loaf,
or a couple of hamburger buns that just go out to the birds...Right?
Cut the bread into cubes. I use my electric knife and it goes so fast.
Bonus: I use whole wheat bread.
Remember, make half your grains whole!
The ingredients are ones you probably have on your spice rack.
10-12 slices bread, cut into cubes
1/2 cup olive oil
2 tsp. dried basil
2 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. seasoned salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
Mix olive oil with seasonings in your shaker.
Pour over bread cubes and toss until all are seasoned.
Spread bread cubes in a single layer on a baking sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes, stirring after 8 minutes.
Check frequently toward the end of baking time,
and remove from oven when they reach your desired degree of doneness.
Croutons add just the right amount of crunch to
appetizers, salads and soups.
Caesar Salad Dip.