I was walking through Walmart the other day doing my usual weekly grocery shopping and what do I find, loaves of french bread for $0.56, Score! I was so excited, a bought a loaf without really knowing what I wanted to use it for, but who can pass up bread for $0.56.
We are having a dinner for my in-laws next weekend to celebrate my mother-in-laws birthday. We planned on having steak, baked potato, salad, and dessert. So I thought why not make homemade croutons for the salads. I had been wanting to try them for a while now but just never got around to it. Here's how I made mine:
I used about half a loaf of the french bread
italian seasoning (you could also use garlic if you wanted)
Heat the oven to 400 degrees. Cut your bread into approximately 1/2inch chunks a place in bowl. Drizzle olive oil on top. Use salt, pepper, and seasoning of your choice to taste. I used a good amount of salt and pepper but was nervous about getting too much italian seasoning, after they were finished I wished I would have put more on. So don't be scared, season liberally for good flavoring. Mix all ingredients together until bread chunks are evenly covered. Spread out onto a baking sheet, and bake for approximately 7-10 minutes. Here's what you end up with: