Thursday, December 15, 2011

crunch time

yeah i know, whoa! what? croutons!!? exciting!

but seriously next week i'm moving into an apartment (with 2 roommates-yiiikes!) and also a fully equipped kitchen i can call my own 3-way shared kitchen. so please excuse the lameness of this dinner item, but know that there is an important message behind this post and it has something to do with not wasting bread, but i'm too tired to be cute and clever about it. don't throw out your old bread, yo. make croutons.
fact: croutons you buy at the store are somehow a cajillion times more fattening and expensive and less tasty than croutons you make at home. 
so cut old bread into bite sized cubes. roll cubes on a baking sheet in olive oil, coarse salt, and any and all spices/herbs: thyme, rosemary, oregano, garlic powder...whatev flaves you like in your soup/salad accompaniment. spread bread cubes flat on the baking sheet and bake at 275C for 10 or so minutes while jiggling (not the word i want, but the word i'll nonetheless use) the cubes around for even baking.
watch those crouton cubes like they are a newborn infant: DO NOT LEAVE UNATTENDED!
they will burn. fast. see what happened to mine? almost burnt because of a text message.
ok, so i'll see you next week?