Monday, April 22, 2013

Homemade Croutons

"So when you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye and think, 

"The good outnumber you, and we always will."
- Patton Oswalt

When I first read the above quote I couldn't believe how perfectly a stranger had put my thoughts in to words.  I'm sure many of you have read where it came from (if not, see here).  To me the truth is in the last line - "The good outnumber you, and we always will."  It's pure human hope and optimism...

I tend to turn to food when comfort is needed (well... food, wine, friends, family!).  We can discuss the health (or lack there of) of that later, but facts are facts - I'm obsessed with bread.  There's nothing better then the glorious aroma of a big ol' fresh loaf of rustic bread.  Mmmmmmmm.  I always have a loaf on hand to pair with pasta, salads, soups.  Lately I've been making my own croutons from the not quite so fresh remnants at the end of the week.  They are perfect to pair with salads and soups and oh so easy to make!

Loaf of bread (any kind) - torn or cut into small bite-sized pieces
Extra Virgin olive oil

Drizzle a good amount of olive oil in pan.  Toss in the torn bread and sprinkle liberally with salt.  Saute bread at med-high heat until well toasted.  Add more olive oil and salt to taste.

Tomorrow I'm posting a delicious Mediterranean salad recipe that these guys star in - it's fantastic!

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