I hope you’re enjoying your Wednesday. I’m enjoying mine unplugged and cooking…because that’s what my Wednesdays are for.

QuotecupQUOTE OF THE WEEK

"To think is easy. To act is hard. But the hardest thing in the world is to act in accordance with your thinking." ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

I don’t usually make my own croutons, but I remember reading somewhere that the mark of good caterers is their homemade croutons. I’m not a caterer, nor do I ever want to be a caterer, but homemade croutons sounded good…so I decided to give it a try last week. Of course the key is to start with good bread. I didn’t make my own bread, but they were still mighty good!

RECIPE OF THE WEEK

As I searched for recipes for homemade croutons I came upon this one online from ‘Sharron’. She noted that "These are so good I started making them about 25 years ago and my children and grandchildren like them so well they eat them like chips." My family agreed! I used a French baguette, likely smaller than the large loaf called for in the recipe…and found the butter too much for the amount of bread I used.

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SHARRON’S HOMEMADE CROUTONS

from Cooks.com

  • 1 large loaf French bread, not sliced
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced fine
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Bob’s Big Boy season salt or season salt of your choice

Cut bread in approximately 1/2 inch squares. Melt butter, olive oil and garlic together. Toss bread cubes in butter mixture. Put single layer of bread cubes on large cookie sheet. Sprinkle on season salt to taste. Bake in 350 degree oven for 1/2 hour, turning occasionally with spatula during cooking time. Remove from oven and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese while still hot!

About Sharlene Hensrud

I love what I do! Highly insightful, analytical and creative, there is nothing I love more than helping you find the right solution for your real estate transition. My mission is to serve my clients with honesty and integrity, exceeding their expectations in service and support… and to help others by donating a portion of every transaction to Habitat for Humanity.

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