Homemade Croutons – A “Look & Cook”
I have not been doing many “homemade” cooking moments lately because my free time has been spent organizing toys and clutter.
It’s my Fall nesting time.
But yesterday, I decided that some rolls, who have been around too long, needed to become homemade croutons. After the wee ones went to bed, I set out to toast some up.
Oh my, am I ever glad that I did not cave to my tiredness as I have these past few other nights and stayed up to make croutons. At 9:00 pm I was standing over a baking sheet of deliciousness, devouring these little beauties one by one and then decided that I HAD to have a salad. (Yes, I would have gone to bed at 8:30 pm.)
I just had to.
Here’s how I made these…
I cut up some rolls into smaller cubes (I don’t like large croutons because they are too hard to eat and leave me feeling like a dog trying to get a grip on a super large treat) and put them in a large bowl. Preheated my oven to 400 degrees. Then drizzled a good amount of olive oil and a tad bit of melted butter over the bread cubes. I tossed them around and then sprinkled in some spices. I used garlic powder and a pre-made spice from The Spice House (no paid advertisement here…) and toasted them about 5-7 minutes, tossing a few times and watching for burning. The spice was called “Fox Point Seasoning” and included salt, shallots, garlic, onion, chives, ground green peppercorns and scallions. Mmmmmm…..
Now make a trip to the grocery store, or better yet, a Farmer’s Market that is still hanging in there, and grab some salad fixin’s! You’re gonna want salad for breakfast, lunch and dinner…