I enjoy a good lettuce salad, especially if it boasts more than just lettuce and other veggies: shredded cheese, hard-boiled eggs, perhaps some leftover meat from the grill, and some crunch. Gotta have the crunch.
In the “what can we sucker people into paying for” convenience category, croutons have to rank right up there with the top embarrassingly overpriced items. I can’t believe I used to shell out money for what takes me pennies and only a few minutes to make myself!
Make Your Own Croutons
- Cut some day-old or stale french bread into cubes.
- Drizzle the french bread cubes with olive oil. Toss in a pan.
- Spice them up with a few shakes of Italian seasoning, garlic powder, or whatever spices sound good. Toss again.
- Bake at 400° for 5 minutes. Shake and toss. Bake until toasted. ***Pay attention so you don’t burn them!
That’s it! Definitely worth the minutes and pennies.
What convenience foods do you make yourself for a fraction of the store price?