Megan Monday: Dress up a salad

Monday, April 25, 2011

I'm feeling restless today. Restless and procrastinate-y and energetic in all the wrong places.
I'm pretty sure this recipe will display all of that, as it's not really a full meal.
Please don't eat croutons as your bfast, lunch or dinner.
Sometimes salads are the only healthy and easy option at our fingertips. But, they can be BORING. I like to dress them up with chicken or fruit (sorry, Maddie), nuts, cool dressings or these- homemade parmesan crusted croutons.

I thought Megan would like them because they are easy, tasty and they can make you say ooooh, on a boring weeknight.

In wedding news, my shoes for Megan's wedding came today. Yay! I'm ready to dance the night away.

Onto other things:

Buy a loaf of delicious french, sourdough, ciabatta or pulgese bread.

Cut it in half. Save one half for dinner one night

Slice up the other half.

Cut into cubes...about the size of croutons: shocking!

In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of good olive oil on medium high heat.

Add the cubes bread, making sure they don't really overlap.
Let brown for about 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally- don't let them burn!
In the meantime, finely grate 2 tablespoons of parm cheese.

Add to the bread and let cook for another 3-5 minutes, until the bread is crunchy and brown. How will you know? taste it!

Turn off heat and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add it to your salad when you're ready and if you're not, store them in a large plastic zipper bag.
Tah dah!


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