Sunday, September 26, 2010


Don't throw away that heel of bread , or for that matter, leftover hamburger and hot dog buns!  Turn them into croutons. Cut the bread or buns in 3/4 to 1 inch cubes, spread them on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil, then salt, pepper, garlic powder and even a little finely grated parmesan. Toss on the baking sheet and spread them out evenly.  Bake in a pre-heated 350F oven for about 20 minutes, tossing them around about halfway during the baking process. Let cool and store in a zippered freezer bag.  Not only great for salads but also in a bowl of soup.

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