March 3, 2010

Spaghetti, Smiles, and Croutons

Around here, we love to buy the 1 lb box of salad greens at sams club for $4. We can rarely eat it all before it goes bad, but it ends up being cheaper overall. We are simple salad eaters, but occasionally I like to make croutons with Goldilocks. I found this recipe on a few years ago and love it because its easy and tastes a lot better than store bought. This February we made heart shaped croutons for the girls to give to their teachers at school and church.


  • 15 slices bread (most of a loaf)
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt + any herbs you like
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Remove crusts from stale bread slices. Brush bread on both sides with melted butter. Cut bread slices up into small cubes or cut with small cookie cutters. Sprinkle with garlic salt. Arrange cubes on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes or until browned. Let cool. Store croutons in a covered container or plastic bag.

One of our favorite weekly meals around here is good 'ol spaghetti.Can you tell we like it?

"No more pictures please! well, maybe one, and then can you put the camera done please?"


  1. Congrats!!! You won over at my place!

  2. Love food posts! I blog about food a lot too. I so want to make these croutons! When you say "small" cookie cutters...just how small? 1", 2"?

  3. Jaime, I can't get to your blog to comment so I hope you come back to read this :) The heart shaped cookie cutter is about 2", it was the smallest in a set of heart shaped cutters, maybe by Wilton??