Thrifty Thursday - Croutons

July 28, 2011

What the heck is thrifty and more important, what is exciting about croutons? 

I make our bread, 6 loaves at a time. The loaves don't always get eaten up as fast as I like, so I make croutons. You can use any of the leftover bread you have, from French to just your run of the mill sandwich bread. 

These croutons actually get used up as a snack in our house. My family loves the crunch factor, and they top soups and salads to add a zing of flavor. 

If you don't have a loaf of bread to use, start saving the heels of any loaf you have. Freeze them as you go and soon you will have enough to make a batch of these savory croutons. 

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Stephanie's picture

Bread pudding is another great way to use up extra stale bread! I like tossing the extra in the freezer until I have enough and then mixing up main dish, savory ones. They're really great with a mixture of breads, rye/whole wheat/white/cheese...